Alanna Elder, WITF’s Report for America Reporter

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Court rules ICE must release children at Berks Residential Center, but advocates are concerned

“We have unfortunately seen Judge Gee’s orders ignored by ICE multiple times since 2015.”
By Alanna Elder

Midstate communities reconsider Columbus likenesses in public space

“Statues and monuments like this are about who we choose to glorify.”
By Alanna Elder

Police in Sunbury detail steps to improve how officers do their job

“It goes back to the three tenets of what we’re talking about: training, transparency, and accountability.”
By Alanna Elder

Reading groups respond after flyers linked to hate group found at LGBT center

"It’s still definitely an act of intimidation and it can escalate to crime.”
By Alanna Elder

State agencies temporarily suspend restaurant’s license for violating public health order

All counties are now in the yellow or green phase of reopening, and restaurants in yellow counties can invite customers to dine outside. One restaurant in Lebanon County, which is in the yellow phase, has temporarily lost its license for defying the state’s plan.

By Alanna Elder

Lebanon police link arms, decline to kneel, with protesters

As mourners gathered in Minneapolis for George Floyd’s memorial Thursday, demonstrators in Lebanon spoke out against racism and police brutality on the streets of their community. The most provocative moment for many came about an hour in to the gathering and lasted just two minutes.

By Alanna Elder

Mail-in, provisional ballots cause some disconnect in Lebanon County

Under federal law, voters are entitled to receive provisional ballots.
By Alanna Elder

Lancaster leaders point to outside agitators who tried to incite violence

Lancaster police say armed infiltrators threatened the safety of protesters in the city on Sunday.

By Alanna Elder

Elecciones 2020: Grupos comunican a los votantes hispanohablantes en medio de nuevas reglas de votar, pandemia

Algunos grupos que están tratando de animarles a hispanohablantes a presentarse enfrenten más obstáculos que lo usual – especialmente en medio de la pandemia coronavirus.

By Alanna Elder

Election 2020: Groups reach out to Spanish-speaking voters amid new mail-in process, coronavirus pandemic

Some groups trying to get Spanish-speaking voters to turn out face more obstacles than usual.

By Alanna Elder
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