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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, May 22

The Independence Law Center’s legal team, from left: Jeremy Samek, Randell Wenger, Janice Martino-Gotschall and retired Pa. Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen.

• Warwick School District to employ Independence Law Center: Going against Superintendent April Hershey’s advice the school board voted unanimously to retain the religious liberty pro bono firm’s counsel on LGBTQ+ policy and Title IX. (Source: LNP)

• York votes to ban ghost guns: The ordinance bans possession, use or transfer of untraceable firearms. (Source: WGAL)

• Activists promote ‘Little Scandanavia’ model for state prisons: Making prisons more humane can promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism, they contend. (Source: CBS 21)

• Lititz nonprofit launches bike share for disabled individuals: Lititz AMBUCS partnered with Warwick Township to add an accessible bicycle to the system. (Source: WGAL)

• Court says state can’t extend disabled students’ enrollment in public schools: The Commonwealth Court said the Department of Education didn’t follow proper rulemaking when it raised the age to which school districts must serve special education students from 21 to 22. The department is appealing. (Source: WESA)

• Nation/world: Spain, Norway, Ireland to recognize Palestinian statehood. (Source: UPI) Tornadoes kill multiple people in Iowa. (Source: AP) Biden administration cancels $7.7 billion more in student debt. (Source: CBS News) Giuliani agrees to stop accusing Georgia election workers of fraud. (Source: ABC News) Biden administration to release 1 million barrels of gasoline reserves. (Source: UPI) Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of 2003 assault. (Source: USA Today)