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Friday, Sept. 1

Dr. Courtney Boyle speaks at a ceremony honoring Overdose Awareness Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. (Source: Facebook)

• Pa. launches Office of Outdoor Recreation: It will coordinate other departments’ activities to promote the state’s outdoor recreation economy, which is the nation’s sixth largest. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Elizabethtown Area School District to review 46,000 books: The books will be examined for compliance with the district’s updated library policy. (Source: LNP)

• Lawmaker proposes digital drivers licenses and license plates: Several states already provide authorized IDs through the Apple Wallet app. (Source: ABC 27)

• Crowd voices support for Sickman’s Mill in dispute with township: The business is seeking a special exemption to continue offering river tubing; neighbors have complained about noise and alleged drug use and trespassing. (Source: LNP)

• Memorial at Capitol marks Overdose Awareness Day: Participants recalled loved ones lost to addiction and called for greater awareness and more resources. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: U.S. added 187,000 jobs in August. (Source: CNBC) Ex-Proud Boys leaders sentenced. (Source: UPI) McConnell declared “medically clear” to work. (Source: NBC News) Covid surge prompts renewed masking. (Source; NPR) Texas municipalities ban interstate travel for abortion. (Source: Washington Post) Labor-movement roots of Labor Day reflected in recent activism. (Source: AP)