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United Way of Lancaster County


Thursday, Nov. 2

In this 2020 file photo, freshly planted trees are seen along Pequea Creek in Salisbury Township. (Source: Lancaster Clean Water Partners)

• Court says climate program is an illegal tax: The Commonwealth Court sided with Republican senators and industry groups who challenged Pennsylvania’s enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Source: StateImpact PA)

• Chesapeake Bay Foundation funds Pequea Creek watershed conservation: The nonprofit is donating $2 million in federal funds to support agricultural best practices and stream restoration. (Source: LNP)

• House committee looks at marijuana legalization: Democrats say Pennsylvania could effectively tax and regulate pot; Republicans are skeptical. (Source: WGAL)

• Gov. Shapiro makes Pa. Preferred Organic program permanent: The move is intended to increase brand awareness and support marketing efforts. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Postal Service says putting items without postage in mailboxes is illegal: Local Democrats say Republicans violated the law, placing political flyers in mailboxes in Columbia. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Biden urges pause in Gaza conflict. (Source: ABC News) Santos survives House expulsion vote. (Source: CBS News) Uber, Lyft to pay $328 million to settle wage theft allegations. (Source: NBC News) 10 million lose health coverage in Medicaid reenrollment. (Source: USA Today) Donald Trump Jr. pleads ignorance in fraud trial. (Source: UPI) Ornithological Society to replace bird names deemed offensive, exclusionary. (Source: NPR) Texas Rangers win World Series. (Source: CNN)