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Thursday, Oct. 5

The entrance to the Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities’ offices. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

• Housing voucher application window closes today: The Lancaster County Housing Authority is accepting applications here for the first time since 2007. The opportunity ends at 4:30 p.m. (Source: LNP)

• Battles continue over school library content: Pa. House Republicans have introduced a bill requiring parental consent for children to access explicit materials. Opponents call it unneeded and overly restrictive. (Source: ABC 27)

• Ephrata Township renews contract with Ephrata Borough Police Department: Residents objected strongly when the township proposed ending the arrangement. (Source: LNP)

• Advocates push bill reforming charter school funding: The bill sets a uniform statewide tuition cap and strengthens accountability and transparency requirements. It passed the state House in July and now awaits action in the Senate. (Source: CBS 21)

• Pa. sued over state prison conditions: Five inmates say the state makes secret determinations to place individuals in solitary confinement, where they endure “torturous conditions.” (Source: WITF | AP)

• Nation/world: September heat set “mind-blowing” record. (Source: AP) 75,000+ Kaiser Permanente health workers strike. (Source: ABC News) Biden administration waives 26 laws to build border wall. (Source: UPI) Norwegian Jon Fosse wins literature Nobel. (Source: CNN) X/Twitter stops displaying headlines on shared articles. (Source: Variety) Biden dog Commander removed from White House after repeated biting incidents. (Source: NPR)