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Thursday, April 18

Mount Ruang erupts in Sanguine Islands, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (Source: BPBD Sitaro)

• Farm to Pantry project aims to ease food insecurity: The Lancaster Farmland Trust is piloting the program, which is designed to channel excess produce from preserved farms to local food pantries. (Source: LNP)

• Pequea Township declares ‘non-sanctuary’ status: The township on Wednesday became the latest local municipality to pledge cooperation with Immigration & Customs Enforcement in opposition to Lancaster city’s “Trust Act.” (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. House GOP disputes state Rep. Kevin Boyle’s voting status: Boyle, a Democrat, is wanted on a warrant for allegedly violating a restraining order; the House is continuing to count his vote in absentia. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Judge orders PUC to provide inspection records: Federal investigators are seeking UGI inspection reports as part of their probe into the March 2023 explosion of the R.M. Palmer Co. plant in West Reading. (Source: AP | WITF)

• Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival returns: It will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Overlook Community Campus. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: In party line vote, Senate dismisses Mayorkas impeachment charges as unconstitutional. (Source: ABC News) Indonesia issues tsunami warning after volcano erupts. (Source: CNN) Biden announces support for Ukraine, Israel aid package. (Source: AP) Columbia U. president testifies on antisemitism. (Source: NBC News) Republicans again block effort to repeal Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban. (Source: ABC News) NPR editor resigns after accusing network of liberal bias. (Source: NPR)