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Thursday, April 4

In this image from online video, East Hempfield Township supervisors discuss the Lancaster Public Library’s plans for a drag queen story hour on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. (Source: East Hempfield Township)

• East Hempfield Township suspends donation to Lancaster Public Library: At a crowded and contentious meeting, the supervisors voted 4-1 along party lines to withhold $26,700 until the library sets a written policy not to host drag queen story hours. (Source: LNP)

• Manheim Township High School classes staying virtual all week: The school shifted to online classes while it cleaned up after a fire on Monday. (Source: CBS 21)

• ‘Uncommitted PA’ organizes primary protest vote: The group wants at least 40,000 Pennsylvania Democrats to vote ‘uncommitted’ to protest President Biden’s policy on the Israel-Hamas war. (Source: Capital-Star)

• State promotes redesigned mail-in ballot materials: Inner ‘secrecy’ envelopes are now yellow and return envelopes have a prominent stripe. Instructions have been clarified as well. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lancaster County businesses receive federal solar grants: Nine farms and rural enterprises received a total of $1 million through the Rural Energy for America program. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: World Central Kitchen demands independent investigation into fatal airstrike. (Source: AP) Taiwan continues rescue efforts after earthquake. (Source: UPI) Storm dumps 1 to 2 feet of snow on New England. (Source: USA Today) Judge: Trump can’t claim immunity in porn star hush money case. (Source: ABC News) Muslim doctor walks out of meeting with Biden. (Source: NPR) Florida Supreme Court OKs 6-week abortion ban, ballot amendment. (Source: WFSU)