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United Way of Lancaster County


Friday, May 10

Thaddeus Stevens house and office and the Kleiss Tavern. (Source: LancasterHistory)

• Conestoga Valley raises teacher salaries: The school board unanimously approved a contract increasing compensation 20% over five years. (Source: ABC 27)  

• Pa. House Democrats propose multi-year education funding plan: In a legislative memo, they call for spending $5.1 billion over seven years to close inequities identified in the Basic Education Funding Commission’s majority report last year. (Source: WESA)

• Report says state prisons underfeed inmates: The meals are skimpy and nutritionally deficient, leaving prisoners hungry and liable to illness, the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s investigation found. (Source: CBS 21)

• Construction to start at Stevens-Smith history center: The downtown Lancaster project showcasing the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith is now slated to open in the fall of 2025, rather than the spring. (Source: LNP)

• Rep. Boyle says Philly DA ‘played politics’ with ‘phony’ investigation: Boyle lost in the April Democratic primary after the district attorney’s office erroneously said he was wanted for violation of a protection from abuse order. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Netanyahu says Israel can ‘stand alone.’ (Source: USA Today) Police clear encampments at MIT, Arizona, UPenn. (Source: AP) Video shows deputy shooting, killing U.S. airman. (Source: CBS News) Pittsburgh, engineering firms sued over Fern Hollow Bridge collapse. (Source: ABC 27) Miss USA, Miss Teen USA resign within days of each other. (Source: NPR)