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    Families confront officials over ferry search

    Angry relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers cursed government and police officials Thursday for failing to do enough to save the lives of their loved ones as hopes dim of finding any survivors.

    The relatives berated Fisheries Minister Lee...

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Residents weigh in on Allentown's center city revitalization

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A revitalized center city Allentown can’t exist as an island, said city planning director Michael Hefele.

Parents blast proposed Stroudsburg school closings

Stroudsburg Superintendent John Toleno fields questions
STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Stroudsburg area school district families expressed overwhelming disapproval of a proposed plan to shut down two of the district’s elementary schools.

BBQ truck hearing sizzles in N. Whitehall Twp.

BBQ food truck in danger of being shut down by township
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Wednesday night's North Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting about a mobile barbeque pit really stoked some people who witnessed it.

Lehigh County Commissioners to question solicitor on possible conflict of interest

Lehigh County Commissioners
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County Commissioners will seek answers from their solicitor, Matthew Sorrentino, concerning any possible conflicts of interests regarding the once-proposed Tax Increment Financing plan (TIF) for the Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center in Lower Macungie Township.

Local Politics

Allentown School Board loses member

Joanne Egan Bauer

The Allentown School District school board will soon have an empty seat.

Public school advocates call for funding changes in Pa.

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Advocates for Pennsylvania public schools are demanding more money and a fairer funding formula.

Candidates for Congress hold second debate in Bucks

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Democratic primary candidates Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton faced off for their second debate Tuesday afternoon as they continue to vie for their party’s nomination this May.

Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

Corbett signs child protection bills

Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania.

Pa. lawmakers take questions at chamber breakfast

Berks legislative breakfast

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Pennsylvania lawmakers who represent parts of Berks County faced off with members of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

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