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Wednesday, Sept. 20

Participants in a pilot program to train Pennsylvania Dutch speakers to be certified court interpreters. (Source: Administrative Office of Pa. Courts)

• In Reading, VP Kamala Harris encourages youth vote: They can make the difference on issues including climate change, reproductive rights and gun regulation, Harris told her audience at Reading Area Community College. (Source: Capital-Star)

• DEP ramping up monitoring of ‘forever chemicals’ in waterways: The announcement follows release of a study that found the chemicals in 3/4 of the streams studied. (Source: ABC 27)

• Clerk of Courts resigns: Mary Anater will leave office Oct. 2. She lost the Republican primary election to Nicky Woods. (Source: LNP)

• Democrats retain Pa. House majority with special election win: Lindsay Powell prevailed over Erin Connolly Autenreith in the Allegheny County district vacated by Democrat Sara Innamorato. (Source: WITF)

• Gala honors pioneering Black inventorWilliam Chester Ruth ran a blacksmith shop where he created and patented improvements to agricultural machinery. (Source: WGAL)

• State courts pilot program to qualify Pa. Dutch speakers as certified interpreters: There are 15 people in an initial workshop, which is a partnership between the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts’ Interpreter Certification Program and the nonprofit Safe Communities. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: AG Garland faces House Judiciary Committee. (Source: UPI) Temple U. president dies suddenly during event. (Source: ABC News) Repubilcan infighting makes government shutdown nearly certain. (Source: NBC News) Study finds millions of homes ‘essentially uninsurable’ due to climate risks. (Source: CBS News) Police tase high school band director for not stopping performance. (Source: NPR) Pentagon to review cases of LGBTQ+ personnel discharged under ‘don’t ask don’t tell.” (Source: CBS News) FDA denies approval for epinephrine nasal spray. (Source: NBC News)