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Friday, Aug. 5

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Harrisburg (Source: Harrisburg Diocese | OUL)

• Fourth county added to ballot dispute: Butler County, like Berks, Lancaster and Fayette counties, has not included mail-in ballots without a signed envelope in its certified total for the May primary. (Source: WITF | AP)

Critics call water infrastructure bill a stalking horse for privatization: It would require public water utilities to model their upcoming capital expenditure needs and rate increases; essentially, critics say, forcing ratepayers to fund market research for private companies. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Harrisburg Diocese reaches settlement with abuse victims: The diocese has agreed to set up a $7.5 million trust as part of its agreement to exit bankruptcy. (Source: WGAL)

• Universal free school lunch ends: Federal pandemic funding to cover lunches for all K-12 students regardless of need ended June 30. (Source: ABC 27)

• Bonuses to be added to property tax rebates: The bonuses, funded from the American Rescue Plan Act, will boost the refunds by 70%. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Sinema will support climate, tax bill in return for retaining tax loopholes. (Source: CNN) July jobs report better than expected. (Source: CNBC) Election denialist Lake wins Arizona GOP primary. (Source: UPI) China halts climate, military cooperation with U.S. over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. (Source: AP) Alex Jones ordered to pay $4 million in Sandy Hook defamation suit. (Source: CBS News)