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United Way of Lancaster County


Thursday, June 8

Top row, from left: Darlene Byrd, Maxine Cook. Bottom row, from left: Tene Darby, Dayna London. (Source: OUL file photos)

• Southeast activists mull political strategy: Tene Darby, Dayna London, Darlene Byrd and Maxine Cook discussed their experiences running for City Council and the home rule study commission and how to ensure the neighborhood’s interests are represented. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. House OKs $100 million for mental health: The American Rescue Plan Act funding would expand the mental health workforce and improve access. (Source: ABC 27)

• Southern Poverty Law Center designates Moms for Liberty, Free PA as antigovernment groups: The center released its annual report on hate and extremism on Tuesday. Both groups are active in Lancaster County. (Source: LNP)

• Activist groups debate public mood on abortion: Planned Parenthood officials say the Dobbs decision galvanized Pennsylvania voters to oppose governmental bans. Michael Geer of the PA Family Institute says pro-choice groups are the real radicals. (Source: ABC 27)

• Central Pa. municipality wants to pause consolidation: Sandy Township says its merger with DuBois should be put on hold due to corruption and financial mismanagement allegations in the city. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Nation/world: Smoky conditions continue across Northeast. (Source: NBC News) Feds officially notify Trump he is target in classified document investigation. (Source: NY Times) Pence argues against indicting Trump in town hall. (Source: CNN) Biden vetoes bill to repeal student debt relief. (Source: UPI) Evangelist Pat Robertson dead at 93. (Source: ABC News) Zelensky tours areas flooded by dam destruction. (Source: AP)