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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, April 8

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• Solar eclipse is this afternoon: Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected during the celestial event, which takes place from about 2 to 4:30 p.m. (Source: WGAL) Several schools in the area are dismissing classes early. (Source: ABC 27)

• Manheim Borough retains lead paint inspection ordinance: Borough Council voted to repeal the measure, but Mayor Scott Funk vetoed it, and council’s vote to override his veto did not succeed. (Source: LNP)

• Conservatives lay out agenda at Pa. Leadership Conference: They told attendees they are fighting a “second American revolution,” with goals including “the biggest deportation operation” in U.S. history, rolling back action on climate change and advancing pro-gun and pro-life policy. (Source: Capital-Star)

• GoFundMe exceeds goal for Lancaster Public Library: As of Sunday, the fundraiser had exceeded $27,600, the amount East Hempfield Township is withholding due to its opposition to the library’s drag story hour. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nonprofits must pay to dispose items dumped outside donation bins: Goodwill, Salvation Army and Community Aid all urge donors bring larger items to their thrift stores instead. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Huge crowds await eclipse in path of totality. (Source: AP). Trump says abortion laws should be state-by-state. (Source: ABC News) Vatican says gender-affirming surgery threatens individuals ‘unique dignity.’ (Source: CNN) Settlement could yield refunds for some Walmart shoppers. (Source: NPR) Israel draws down troops in Gaza Strip. (Source: USA Today) Biden announces new student debt relief plan. (Source: UPI)