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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, Aug. 17

Alice Yoder (Source: Yoder for Lancaster)

• Pa. lawmakers weigh case for open primaries: Pennsylvania is one of nine states that limits primary elections to registered party members, which advocates say disenfranchises independents.  (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Mennonite Disaster Service assisting with Kentucky flood recovery: About a dozen more volunteers are expected to join 10 already on site. (Source: LNP

• Mastriano proposes debate terms: His opponent in the gubernatorial race, Josh Shapiro, calls the framework an “unserious proposal.” (Source: CBS 21)

• Health administrator announces campaign for county commissioner: Alice Yoder, executive director of community health at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, will campaign for the Democratic nomination. (Source: LNP)

• American Airlines debuts Lancaster-Philadelphia bus line: Customers can check in at Lancaster then board flights at the Philadelphia Airport. (Source: ABC 27

• Nation/world: Cheney loses Arizona primary, mulls presidential run. (Source: NBC News) Giuliani to testify to Georgia grand jury. (Source: UPI) Planned Parenthood to spend $50 million on election. (Source: ABC News) Court refuses abortion to Florida teen, 16. (Source: USA Today) China seeds clouds amid historic heat wave. (Source: CNN)