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Lt. governor signs beam for new Phillipsburg High

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno  joined students and other dignitaries for a beam-signing ceremony at the new Phillipsburg High School Friday.

Health Beat: Paper test for Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in December 2013. Since then, health experts have been working on ways of getting it under control. The results from traditional diagnostic tests can take days to receive, especially in remote areas. Now, a new paper test could mean diagnosing the disease in less than an hour without the need for electricity, trained technicians or special equipment.

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Bucks County extends dangerous weather alert

With dangerously cold winter condition in the forecast, Bucks County has extended its "code blue" weather alert through Feb. 8.

Allentown Arts Academy plans to open in January

Organizers of Allentown's Arts Academy Elementary Charter School are optimistic the school will be opening in January.

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ASD directors OK lease for new high school

The Allentown School District approved a five-year lease for a new career high school.

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Arts charter school approved by Allentown SD

After an often bumpy ride, it looks like the Allentown Arts Academy Charter School will finally welcome students this fall.

Casey introduces bill to promote anti-bullying education

Casey unveils anti-bullying in schools bill

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) unveiled his bipartisan "anti-bullying in schools" bill Thursday in the nation's capital.

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Reading superintendent: Slow down in school zones

Reading school officials are sounding the alarm about repeated speeding and aggressive driving in school zones around the city.

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Baby Lucas is on the mend after liver transplant

Little Lucas Fox, the son of a Northampton County couple, is on the mend following liver transplant surgery earlier this month.

Health Beat: Flex stent: Hope for peripheral arterial disease?

About 27 million people in North America and Europe alone suffer from peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. The disease limits blood flow to leg muscles, which can make it difficult to walk. Now, doctors are testing out a new way to treat the condition, and many patients are already benefiting.

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Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

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