Local Politics

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

69 News

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.

One Northampton County official sues another... again

One Northampton County official sues another again

It's a case of deja vu for Northampton County Executive John Brown.

Illegal children will more than likely be allowed to stay in US

Experts weigh in on immigration crisis

As President Obama asks Congress for billions of dollars to help with the immigration crisis, local experts said it's not enough and add the majority of children may end up staying in the country regardless.

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Bethlehem mayor encourages questions, complaints

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez
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FedEx mega hub in Allen Township nears final decision

Allen Twp. officials
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Allen Township officials have until August 15 to decide the fate of the proposed $335 million FedEx Ground hub under dispute in Northampton County.

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Larry Holmes at the Sands
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Almost 100 people turned out Tuesday night to hear former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes of Easton reminisce about his life.

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