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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, June 26

Top left: A city house is prepped for lead abatement. Bottom left: Peeling paint from window frames is a common lead hazard. Right: A worker collects dust samples for lead testing. (Source: City of Lancaster)

• Lead abatement programs complete 377 residences: LG Health’s Lead-Free Families aims to complete 2,800 homes countywide by 2031; the goal for Lancaster city’s program is 500 homes by 2025. (Source: LNP)

• Severe weather possible today: Forecasts call for strong to severe thunderstorms with gusty winds. A flood watch is in effect this afternoon and evening. (Source: ABC 27)

• State Human Relations Commission strengthens LGBTQ+ protections: Effective Aug. 16, the state Human Relations Act’s definition of “sex” will encompass gender identity or expression. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Services start for slain state trooper: Two viewings are being held today at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie for Trooper Jacques Rougeau Jr., 29, followed by his funeral tomorrow. (Source: WGAL)

• City police recruiting for social worker position: One of the department’s two social worker positions has been vacant since last fall. (Source: LNP

• Nation/world: Russia downplays Wagner Group mutiny. (Source: CBS News) Biden to announce $40 billion for broadband. (Source: UPI) Pedestrian deaths reach 40-year high. (Source: NPR) Supreme Court to rule on student debt, affirmative action, gay rights. (Source: AP) Asian heat waves test limits of human survivability. (Source: CNN) 2.5 million expected as Hajj begins. (Source: Al Jazeera)