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Monday, Aug. 21

Incoming Manheim Township kindergarten students learn about riding the school bus and take a practice ride on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. (Source: MTSD)

• K-12 students return to school: Four new districts have new superintendents (Source: LNP) and staff shortages have eased. (Source: LNP)

• Bill would allow municipalities to hire firms as managers: Proponents say the move would be cost-effective for smaller jurisdictions. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Legislature looks at changing date for 2024 primary: The existing date, April 23, conflicts with the start of Passover. (Source: WITF)

• Local leaders rally for LGBTQ Fairness Act: The law narrowly passed the state House in May and awaits action in the Senate. (Source: CBS 21)

• First responders train to extinguish lithium battery fires: Lithium batteries are common in laptops and cell phones. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Tropical Storm Hilary downgraded, batters California. (Source: UPI) Zelensky welcomes promises for F-16 fighter jets. (Source: Reuters) Reformer wins presidency in Guatemala. (Source: NPR) Clothing store owner reportedly killed over Pride flag. (Source: ABC News) British nurse Lucy Letby sentenced to life for killing seven infants. (Source: CNN) Spain wins women’s World Cup. (Source: Voice of America)