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Thursday, June 27

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: Wikipedia)

• Thousands without power in central Pa. after storms: The number included more than 100 households in Lancaster County as of Thursday morning. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lawmakers debate Pa. renewable energy strategy: In March, Gov. Shapiro announced a plan to source 35% of the state’s electricity from renewables by 2035, up from 8% now. (Source: StateImpact PA

• Second death further complicates future of Retreat Behavioral Health: Chief Administrative Officer Scott Korogodsky has died in Palm Beach County, Florida. The company’s locations in Ephrata and Akron are closing their doors this week and their future is uncertain. (Source: LNP)  

• Senate Education Committee advances pilot program to ban cellphones in school: Senate Bill 1207, sponsored by state Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, would provide grants for secure storage bags and would track student achievement and mental health at participating schools. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Supreme Court issues rulings blocking national opioid settlement (Source: AP), ruling SEC in-house judicial proceedings unconstitutional (Source: AP), halting EPA enforcement of interstate clean-power rules (Source: AP) and temporarily allowing emergency abortions in Idaho. (Source: AP) House Republicans want to arrest Merrick Garland. (Source: USA Today) Trump, Biden to debate tonight. (Source: UPI) Denmark becomes first country to tax livestock carbon emissions. (Source: NPR | AP)