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    Boehner gets a little help from his friends

    Last Friday, House Speaker John Boehner was humiliated.

    He faced a revolt from his own members, risked a shutdown of the Department of the Homeland Security and readied himself for a possible coup attempt.

    Just days later, the drama over the speaker's...


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Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

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Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid.

Stroudsburg nursing home raising money for TVs

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Pleasant Valley Manor in Stroudsburg has started an on-line campaign to raise money to purchase flat screen TVs for its residents who cannot afford one.

Political party vote could go to Whitehall voters

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Does being an elephant or donkey matter in local politics?

Palmer eyes upgrades at Charles Chrin Community Center

Charles Chrin Community Center, Palmer Twp., Northampton County

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Officials kicked around ideas Monday night for improvements at the Charles Chrin Community Center.

Wolf unveils 'bold' budget proposal; Berks lawmakers leery

Wolf unveils bold budget proposal Berks lawmakers leery

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his budget proposal Tuesday morning, receiving mixed reviews from Berks County lawmakers.

Video: 69 News interview with Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf

Video 69 News interview with Pa Gov Tom Wolf

WFMZ's Jim Vaughn interviewed Tom Wolf following the Pennsylvania governor's first budget address on Tues., March 3.

Lawmakers representing Berks react to Netanyahu's address


U.S. lawmakers who represent Berks County responded to the address delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint gathering of Congress in Washington on Tuesday.

'Big John' Ulrich, former restaurateur, councilman, dies

Big John Ulrich

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"Big John" Ulrich, a Reading man known both for his big heart and colorful suspenders, has died. He was 84.

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