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9\11 bike trail

Organizers for trail honoring 9/11 heroes seek Lehigh Valley input

Four days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a plan to commemorate the tragic events was born with the creation of a national biking, hiking and driving trail.

Political scientist lectures on Putin's foreign policy at Lafayette College

A political scientist talked about Vladimir Putin's foreign policy during a lecture Thursday evening in Easton.

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

Clash between executive and council torpedoes project plan at St. Luke's

The friction between Northampton County Council and John Brown, the county executive, has jumped to a new level.

Northampton Borough Council meeting

Northampton Borough approves pension study request

How much it will cost Northampton to provide cost of living raises for some 13  pensions? The borough plans to find out.

Lower Macungie Twp. commissioners meeting 10-16-14

Small lot with big commercial ramifications rejected for zoning change

Lower Macungie commissioners approved a church's expansion plans but rejected a zoning change request for a small property on Spring Creek Road.

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Forks Twp. is getting into the cat business

After several weeks of discussion, township supervisors have agreed -- with a little reluctance -- to set up a policy for capturing stray cats.

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Allentown Atty. John J. Keller disbarred

Atty. John J. Keller of Lehigh County,a convicted thief,  is being disbarred from practicing law in Pennsylvania by order of the state Supreme Court.

Allentown city council mtg 10-15-14

City Council may act to help LCCC students parking in Allentown

LCCC students attending class in downtown Allentown may get a break on parking.

John Brown, the Northampton County executive, discusses the proposed 2015 budget with council

Budget hearing focuses on $20.1 million "line of credit" item

Northampton County council questioned a plan to include a $20.1 million line of credit in its 2015 budget.

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Berkheimer tax collector out in South Whitehall Twp.

South Whitehall Township will no longer use Berkheimer to collect its taxes.

Lower Saucon Twp. commissioners mtg

Lower Saucon officials debate type of meetings with pipeline officials

Public or private meeting with PennEast pipeline officials? That is the question.

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    On this day: October 20

    Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.

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