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    Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

    Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

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Albright College grad returns as AmeriCorps volunteer

Albright College campus

Jace Codi/69 News

READING, Pa.

A recent Albright College graduate is giving back to her school by serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Easton's Strong Foundations charter school rejected again

Easton Area School Board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

For the second time in four months, the Easton Area School Board has said no to the idea of a charter school opening within the school district.

Road closure in Whitehall Township

Generic Route 145 sign
WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Motorists traveling through a busy Lehigh County area will have to change course while a road is under construction.

DA’s call for no driver’s licenses for “illegal aliens” gets little attention in Palmer

Palmer Township supervisors
PALMER TWP., Pa.

Palmer Township officials heard a plea Tuesday night not to endorse the idea of giving driver’s licenses or any kind of ID cards to “illegal aliens.”

Local Politics

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.