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Thursday, July 28

In this July 7 file photo, Sparky the Fire Dog and Chief Scott Little pose outside the new Manheim Township Fire Rescue Station 202. (Source: MTFR)

• Local coalition formed to advocate on education issues: Public Education Advocates of Lancaster County, PEAL, will call for implementing Pennsylvania’s fair funding formula, opposes school book bans and supports transgender athletes playing on the teams of their choice. (Source: LNP)

• Manheim Township Fire Rescue opens new station: Fire Station No. 202 occupies a former bank. (Source: WGAL)  

• State offers $25 million in grants to farmers harmed by avian flu: The funding will assist farmers in Lancaster and Berks counties. (Source: CBS 21

• Democrats, Jewish groups call out Mastriano’s ties to antisemitism: Mastriano paid $5,000 to the far-right social media platform Gab, whose owner has made numerous antisemitic comments. (Source: WHYY

• Nation/world: Sens. Manchin, Schumer announce surprise deal on climate, energy. (Source: ABC News) Economy contracts 0.9% in Q2. (Source: UPI) JetBlue buys Spirit for $3.8 billion. (Source: CBS News) N. Korea pledges readiness to use nukes. (Source: AP) Georgia law reduced ballot drop boxes in the Atlanta metro from 107 to 25. (Source: NPR)