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Wednesday, Oct. 26

U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman, left, and Dr. Mehmet Oz debate on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. (Source: ABC 27)

• Fetterman stumbles in debate with Oz: The Democrat spoke haltingly as he continues to recover from a stroke. Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz attacked Fetterman on crime and immigration. (Source: ABC 27 | AP)

• Elizabethtown school board votes to keep book in library: The board voted 6-3 to deny a parent’s formal request to remove “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” (Source: LNP)

• School districts mull gender policies: The Octorara school board is looking at its guidance to staff on transgender and nonbinary students (Source: LNP) while in Manheim Township, the school board heard from parents about its decision to table a discussion of transgender athlete policy. (Source: LNP)

• Wolf, Republicans negotiating major natural gas tax-credit program: The proposed credits could total up to $180 million a year in foregone state revenue. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Republican candidates increasingly ignore press, general public: Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s refusal to grant press interviews or debate Josh Shapiro in a neutral venue is part of a worrisome trend, analysts say. (Source: WHYY)

• Nation/world: Monitors at Arizona drop boxes draw complaints of voter intimidation. (Source: NPR) UN: World ‘nowhere near’ hitting climate targets. (Source: NBC News) More than 100,000 New York City K-12 students are homeless. (Source: NY Times) Myanmar kills 80+ in airstrike on concert. (Source: UPI) Survey: Half of Americans considering second jobs due to inflation. (Source: ABC News)