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Reading mayor expresses support for referendum question

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

69 News

Reading's mayor is putting his support behind the efforts of some concerned citizens who pushed to get a referendum on the ballot.

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.

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IronPigs put their money where their snout is

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Last Saturday afternoon, three little pigs did not go to the market.

Foul language may stop plans to rename ASD football field for Andre Reed

J. Birney Crum Stadium
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Facebook interaction may have killed plans to rename the Allentown School District football field after a local NFL Hall of Famer.

Teachers union head says ASD has too many administrators

Allentown School board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The head of the Allentown teachers union criticized the school district for being top-heavy.

Quakertown HS parent wants school board to reconsider testing policy

Quakertown School Board meeting
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

A Quakertown Community School District parent is asking the school board to reconsider a testing policy for students in sixth through 12th grade.