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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, March 20

Northern Bobwhite Quail. (Source: Pa. Game Commission)

• Pa. pauses some LIHEAP payments: Federal budget holdups have delayed funding for the energy assistance program. (Source: WHYY | WITF)

• Report: Lancaster County had low Covid hospitalization rate: Its rate of 160 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents during the pandemic ranks 8th out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. (Source: LNP)  

• Northern Bobwhite Quails reintroduced to Pa.: Starting in Franklin County, conservationists are hoping to rebuild a sustainable population of the birds, whose numbers had been driven to zero by habitat loss. (Source: Fox 43)

• Pa. Republicans, Democrats duel over election practices: House Speaker Joanna McClinton introduced legislation to allow early voting and same-day registration, which Republicans and county election officials say would be chaotic and administratively impractical. Republican senators, meanwhile, advanced legislation to eliminate ballot drop boxes. (Source: ABC 27)

• 3 climate activists arrested at Capitol: They were attempting to deliver a letter to Gov. Josh Shapiro protesting his alleged ties to the fossil fuel industry. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Supreme Court unblocks Texas border law, then appeals court blocks it. (Source: UPI) Trump-backed Moreno wins Ohio GOP Senate primary. (Source: ABC News) Biden administration awards Intel $8.5 billion for chip manufacturing. (Source: NBC News) Georgia to conduct first execution since 2020. (Source: AP) U.S. drops in global happiness ranking. (Source: NPR)