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News: Wednesday, Sept. 15

(Source: U.S. Census)

(Source: U.S. Census)


Eight Lancaster County senior living communities make staff vaccination mandatory:  Willow Valley Communities issued the joint announcement on behalf of itself and the other institutions. (Source: Local 21)

Pa. House committee wants review of school mask mandate: The House Health Committee vote was along party lines. It asks the state regulatory review board to determine if acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's order is legal. (Source: WGAL)

Scofflaws cost Pa. Turnpike $104 million: About half the vehicles without EZ-Pass transponders make it through the turnpike's tollbooths without their license plate numbers being caught by the system's cameras, or they do not have the necessary information on file for bills to be sent. (Source: ABC 27)

GOP election probe seeks ID info on every voter: The lawmakers also plan to subpoena all communications between county election officials and the state. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Mask battles continue at local school boards: Debate took place at meetings at Hempfield and Elizabeth Area school districts, with parents vehemently opposing masks despite doctors endorsing them. Hempfield also continued its discussion of transgender athlete policy. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: California Gov. Newsom survives recall vote. (Source: USA Today) GOP lawmakers have weakened public health laws in 26 states. (Source: AP) Congress debates climate bill. (Source: NPR) North Korea test-fires missiles. (Source: UPI) Covid-19 aid staved off poverty for millions. (Source: AP)