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    Democrats, Republicans spar over Obama lawsuit

    The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.


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

Palmer Township supervisors

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.”

Fifteen-year-old boy arrested for Bethlehem robbery

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A 15-year-old boy was arrested by Bethlehem police early Wednesday after he attempted to rob a 36-year-old man who was walking home from work by knocking him down.

Updating Bethlehem park rules is a work in progress

Monocacy Park, Bethlehem

Regulations for city parks are only as good as the enforcement that backs them up, and Bethlehem officials are reviewing rules for local parks.

Albright College grad returns as AmeriCorps volunteer

Albright College campus

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

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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

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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

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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.