Local Politics

Oct. 6, is last day to register to vote in Pa.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele is reminding Pennsylvanians that Monday, Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote for the November 4, general election.

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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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.

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Easton Planning Commission approves plans for recycling center

EASTON, Pa.

Plans for an industrial scrap metal recycling center on Lynn Avenue near the Lehigh River were recommended for approval Wednesday night by the Easton Planning Commission.

No new taxes for Easton city residents

Panto, presenting state of the city report
EASTON, Pa.

City residents will not face new taxes or fees in the proposed $32.9 million budget Mayor Sal Panto Jr. presented Wednesday night to city council.

Contractor strikes gas line in West Reading

gas line struck in West Reading at 423 Museum Dr

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WEST READING, Pa.

A contractor disrupted gas service in part of Berks County by hitting a gas line.

NJ residents concerned about $1 billion gas pipeline

audience hearing PennEast pipeline proposal
DELAWARE TWP., N.J.

The company that wants to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline through parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey could have a fight on its hands.