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Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

69 News

The candidates running in Pennsylvania's sixth congressional district faced off in our 69 News studios on Friday.

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

New Jersey voter registration deadline Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.

Will Bethlehem councilwoman step down? Husband says yes

Bethlehem councilwoman responds to grand jury report

69 News

New developments emerged Friday in a scandal involving Bethlehem City Councilwoman Karen Dolan.

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Lehigh County commissioners adopt budget with $8 tax break

Lehigh County commissioners
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County taxpayers were given a tiny tax break when the 2015 budget passed Wednesday night.

Easton solicitor: Scranton tax ruling has no bearing on city

Dave Hopkins, public works director, outlines improvement projects to Easton City Council
EASTON, Pa.

Residents and commuters are both subject to Easton's earned income tax, says the city's solicitor.

Rehab unit considered for Cedarbrook

Cedarb
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A less ambitious funding proposal to create a new rehabilitation unit at Cedarbrook nursing home is under consideration by Lehigh County commissioners.

Warren County Freeholders offer incentives to nursing home employees

Warren County Freeholders' meeting
BELVIDERE, N.J.

Warren Haven Nursing Home employees now have a compensation incentive program based upon attendance and service criteria.