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Friday, Aug. 11

City staff distribute plants at a “Mindful Eating, Healthy Living from the Ground Up” event. (Source: City of Lancaster)

• Red Rose Transit considering on-demand shuttle service: Red Rose’s parent authority, South Central Transit, is drafting a five-year plan that would include “microtransit.” (Source: LNP)

• State broadband authority approves action plan: Once the federal government signs off on the document, it will clear the way for Pennsylvania to receive $1.16 billion for broadband deployment in underserved areas. (Source: Capital-Star)

• NWS confirms tornado: An “EF-0” tornado touched down along Truce Road in Lancaster County during Monday’s storms, the National Weather Service said. (Source: CBS 21)

• City health department promotes healthy eating: The “Mindful Eating, Healthy Living from the Ground Up” program provides free seeds and plants and distributes produce at local nonprofits. (Source: LNP)

• Gov. Shapiro says he supports private school vouchers: In an interview, Shapiro said he vetoed a $100 million line item for vouchers in the state budget only because it was holding up passage of the full spending plan. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: 55 confirmed dead in Maui wildfires. (Source: UPI) Supreme Court suspends Purdue Pharmacy bankruptcy plan. (Source: ABC News) Sen. Manchin considers turning independent. (Source: AP) Biden seeks $40 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine. (Source: Politico) Virgin Galactic launches first space tourism flight. (Source: CNN) Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend. (Source: NPR)