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Parkland promises no more than modest tax increases for budget year 2015-2016

In a nutshell, Tuesday night's Parkland School District Board of Directors Workshop meeting centered around dough and doughnuts.

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Health Beat: New test to diagnose thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans each year. Now, doctors are working on a new way to diagnose it and treat it.

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Jill Kelly McComsey named WomenHeart champion

Jill Kelly McComsey, a Bethlehem lawyer who was struck with a heart attack "completely out of the blue" when she was 36 years old, has been named a WomenHeart champion after graduating from the 2014 national WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic.

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Albright set to host regional college fair

Albright College is set to offer a one-stop shop for local students planning their post-high school education.

Wilson Junior High School gets cheerleading squad

Wilson establishes junior high cheerleading program

Parents and students at Wilson Area Junior High School now have a reason to cheer.

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Refinancing could save Bangor schools $260,000 a year

The Bangor Area School District could save a significant amount of money if it refinances a multi-million dollar bond.

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BASD reaches agreement with former parent it sued

A lawsuit that Bethlehem Area School District filed against a former district parent has been settled.

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Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

Health Beat Asthma and obesity

Health Beat: Asthma and obesity

Nearly one in 11 children in the United States struggles with asthma, and it's the number one reason kids miss school.

Police Tulpehocken student had weapon at school

Police: Tulpehocken student had weapon at school

A student will be disciplined for bringing a knife to Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, officials said Monday.

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Pediatric center opens at Doylestown Hospital

The long-anticipated Carol and Louis Della Penna Pediatric Center of Doylestown Hospital is officially open.


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