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US stocks turn mixed after posting their 6th monthly gain

Stocks are mixed on Wall Street in choppy trading Monday as investors balance unease about the spread of a more contagious coronavirus vari…


Running mates: Chubb, Browns sign 3-year extension

Nick Chubb has signed a three-year, $36.6 million contract extension with the Cleveland Browns. The deal is an indication of the team's reg…


US expands Afghan refugee program as Taliban violence rises

The Biden administration is expanding efforts to help Afghan citizens flee increasing Taliban violence as the U.S. military pullout looms a…

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor se…


$1 trillion infrastructure debate finally opens in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is looking to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. He pro…

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Berks County Commissioners hear what was anticipated to be the final COVID-19 data report

Thursday, Gottschall said he now wasn’t so sure of that because of the rise in cases due to the Delta variant of COVID-19.

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Hearing for Williams Township Turkey Hill put on hold until August

The appeals application for a dimensional variance would allow for an expansion of the current convenience store and gas station at 55 Morgan Hill Road.

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Lehigh County commissioners forward 5-year capital spending plan

The five-year spending plan, which totals $116.87 million, is designed to address the county's major capital needs and provide a sound infrastructure. 

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Hanover Township to seek public input on pool, reinstate mask requirement

Supervisors hired BKP Architects earlier this year for an evaluation and a feasibility study of options regarding the Hanover Township pool's restoration.

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