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Thursday, Feb. 29

Miller’s Organic Farm. (Source: Miller’s Organic Farm)

• Hundreds without power after strong winds: Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties all had at least 100 outages as of Thursday morning. (Source: WGAL)

• Gov. Shapiro launches election security task force: Commonwealth Secretary Al Schmidt will oversee a team drawn from law enforcement, emergency management and homeland security. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Lawmakers debate charter schools: Gov. Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposes funding them at a flat $8,000 per student. (Source: CBS 21)

• Food banks apprehensive about WIC cutbacks: Without additional funding, advocates say 2 million eligible individuals nationwide will go on waiting lists rather than receive benefits. (Source: ABC 27)

• Amish farmer accuses Ag Department of lying: In legal filings, Amos Miller of Miller’s Organic Farm says the department used outdated and debunked allegations to secure a warrant to search his raw milk operations. (Source: LNP | WITF)

• Nation/world: Supreme Court to hear Trump immunity claim. (Source: CNN) Biden, Trump visit border. (Source: USA Today) McConnell to step down from Senate leadership. (Source: AP) ExxonMobil sues climate activist shareholders. (Source: NPR) Gaza death toll tops 30,000. (Source: UPI)