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    Obama: US ready to take lead in Ebola fight

    After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    The United States will ...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

New uniforms on tap for Freedom High School band

Freedom High School, Bethlehem Area School District
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Freedom High School band will soon be stepping out in new uniforms, if the district finance committee gets its way.

New rules for homebound instruction at Wilson schools

Wilson Area School District board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Students in the Wilson Area School District who need homebound instruction will have to follow new guidelines.

Allentown zoners vote down apts. on South Whitehall border

Allentown Zoning Hearing Board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Zoning Board members Monday evening unanimously voted against the construction of a multiple-unit apartment complex.

Bangor downsizing its field of dreams

Bangor School Board President Pam Colton
BANGOR, Pa.

Bangor Area School Board members made it clear Monday night they have no plans to spend millions of dollars for a stadium.

Local Politics

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

Jace Codi/69 News

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

69 News

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.