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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, Oct. 31

Hamzah Dawood says he found this message in the mailbox at Greco’s Italian Ices & Homemade Ice Cream. (Source: Greco’s)

• Community supports Lititz man after hate message: A note reading “Leave Lititz You Hamas Terrorist” was left at Greco’s Italian Ices & Homemade Ice Cream for owner Hamzah Dawood. Dawood posted it on Facebook and notified police. (Source: LNP)

• DCNR offers funding for lawn conversions: The program encourages the creation of native species meadows, which are more environmentally friendly. (Source: WITF)

• Democratic commissioner candidates outraise Republicans: In separate campaigns, Alice Yoder and Bob Hollister have raised nearly $160,000, versus $56,471 by Ray D’Agostino and Josh Parsons. (Source: LNP)

• Sen. Casey pushes ‘Medicaid for Every Child’ Act: The bill would automatically enroll children in Medicaid until age 18. Parents would be able to opt out. (Source: CBS 21)

• Bill would change state pardon threshold: House Bill 1410 would allow applicants to be pardoned by a majority of the Board of Pardons. A unanimous vote has been required since the 1990s. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Fighting intensifies in Gaza. (Source: CBS News) Biden rule targets junk fees on retirement financial services. (Source: UPI) Trump’s eligibility to run at issue in Colorado trial. (Source: Denver Post) Earth expected to breach global warming threshold in 2029. (Source: AP) Kansas judge temporarily blocks some abortion restrictions. (Source: KMUW) Supreme Court to consider whether public officials can block critics on social media. (Source: NBC News)