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Friday, Sept. 9

From left, Lancaster County commissioners John Trescot, Ray D’Agostino and Josh Parsons. (Source; Lancaster County)

• Two county commissioners oppose Planned Parenthood abortion services: Commissioner Ray D’Agostino called abortion “abhorrent and reprehensible” while Commissioner Josh Parsons said the county would rethink dealing with any hospital that assisted Planned Parenthood to provide abortion in Lancaster County. Commissioner John Trescot called Parsons’ comments inappropriate. (Source: LNP)

• Unemployment delays continue: Labor Secretary Jennifer Berrier says the unemployment office has increased staffing fourfold to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. (Source: WGAL)

• Striking nurses report progress in negotiations: Strikes set to start today at Priority Healthcare nursing homes in Gettysburg and Camp Hill have been called off for now. (Source: CBS 21)

• York County seeking 911 dispatchers: Officials want to increase the staff from 52 to eliminate mandatory overtime. A full complement would be 71. (Source: WGAL)

• Manheim Township school board discusses transgender athlete policy: More than 70 community members attended the Thursday meeting. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: UK mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II. (Source: NBC News) North Korea declares itself a ‘nuclear state.’ (Source: UPI) Michigan Supreme Court orders abortion-rights referendum should go onto ballot. (Source: NPR) Animal-rights activists detonate pink smoke bombs at Bills-Rams game. (Source: USA Today)