Children wear masks at Smith-Wade-El Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. SDL was one of three districts in Lancaster County that required masks prior to the statewide mask mandate. (Source: School District of Lancaster)
Children wear masks at Smith-Wade-El Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. SDL was one of three districts in Lancaster County that required masks prior to the statewide mask mandate. (Source: School District of Lancaster)

Headlines:

Pa. Senate Education Committee approves mask opt-out bill:  The bill would override Pennsylvania's school mask mandate and bar schools from separating masked and unmasked students. It has yet to pass the House and Senate, and Gov. Wolf is expected to veto it if it does. (Source: WITF)

Growing Greener environmental program could receive $500 million: A state Senate Committee approved a bill Tuesday allocating American Rescue Plan Act funding to the program. It goes now to the full legislature. (Source: CBS 21)

PennDOT offers online customer satisfaction survey: Pennsylvanians have until Oct. 26 to fill out the survey on road and bridge maintenance. (Source: ABC 27)

Lancaster juror removed for mask noncompliance: Prospective juror Eric McPherson was removed in handcuffs from Judge Jeffery Wright's courtroom, according to deputy sheriff reports. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Gen. Milley testifies on Afghanistan pullout, calls to China. (Source: Stars & Stripes) Senate GOP blocks raising debt limit. (Source: ABC) U.S. declares 23 species extinct. (Source: NPR) Villiage in Mexico created by 3D printing. (Source: NY Times)

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