Participants advocating for transgender athletes in the Hempfield School District on July 13. (Source: Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition)


Hempfield School Board votes to create policy for transgender athletes: Board members voted 5-3, with one member abstaining, in favor of developing a policy for transgender athletes by the second school board meeting in August. (Source: CBS 21)

York County Prison cuts ties with ICE, will stop housing detainees: Because of a dwindling detainee population, a change in administration and the pandemic, prison officials said it didn't make financial sense to renew the contract. (Source: LNP)

Advocates expecting fair redistricting in Pa.: Advocates say the balance of state political power — Republicans control the legislature, Democrats hold the governor's office and a Supreme Court majority — and the reputation for impartiality of Mark Nordenberg, who heads the redistricting commission, are grounds for optimism. (Source: Penn Capital Star)

Council approves John Bey as Lancaster city's new chief of police: “I’ve never met a police chief who was so eager to meet any and every person in the city,” Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El said. (Source: LNP)

Wolf administration discloses multi-million dollar unemployment mistake: The Office of Inspector General released a one-page summary on Tuesday of its inquiry into a state error that resulted in thousands of unemployed Pennsylvanians being overcharged millions in interest payments over a decade. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion infrastructure deal. (Source: USA Today) Overdose deaths rose nearly 30% in 2020. (Source: UPI) E.U. launches forward-thinking climate plan. (Source: Reuters) Covid-19 strains boosted by super-spreader events. (Source: NBC News) Fires in the West threaten traditional Native American lands. (Source: AP)

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