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  • State GOP looking to knock Guzzardi from primary ballot

    HARRISBURG — For weeks, officials in the state Republican Party have said Bob Guzzardi has every right under the U.S. and state constitutions to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett in the May primary. Anyone is welcome to run in the election, state GOP...
  • Tom Wolf's TV campaign ads make him a familiar face in Bethlehem

    Tom Wolf came to life Tuesday for Bruce Haines in Bethlehem. For months, Haines has seen campaign ads for Wolf, one of four Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary election. Haines especially likes two commercials in which Wolf, a wealthy...
  • Two Democrats backing gift ban in Pennsylvania governor's race have accepted travel

    Following the frenzy over Attorney General Kathleen Kane's decision to drop an investigation against Philadelphia state lawmakers alleged to have failed to report cash and other gifts from an informant, all four Democrats running for governor called for...
  • Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate gives hint of Democrats' leadership styles

    PHILADELPHIA — It took a college setting to bring a little life to what had been a bland series of election forums for the Democratic candidates for governor. Music pumped, questions were unscripted, the crowd of students and others was eager and...
  • Bill would force doctors to run prescription drug history checks

    Bill would force doctors to run prescription drug history checks
    Doctors would be forced to run computer checks on a patient's medication history under the latest bill to create an electronic prescription drug database in Pennsylvania. Prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs, aim to help doctors,...
  • Want Pope Francis to visit Philly? Tweet him

    Want the pope to come to Philadelphia next year? Just tweet him @Pontifex and use the hashtag #PopeInPhilly. Pope Francis has embraced social media, so the spiritual head of the 2,000-year-old Roman Catholic Church will likely get the Twitter invites...
  • Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company

    Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company
    Vera Scroggins, you are hereby charged with conspiracy to commit free speech. How do you plead? That seems to be the way a Susquehanna County battle over hydraulic fracturing (usually called fracking) will play out if a Houston gas-drilling company gets...
  • Pennsylvania Legislature looks to pluck 'low-hanging fruit' of ethics reform

    HARRISBURG — In the state Capitol, nothing sparks calls for reform like allegations of shady lawmakers with sticky fingers. Since Monday, six lawmakers have announced bills that would prohibit House colleagues from accepting gifts of cash, cap cash...
  • Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate

    Northampton County Judge Edward Smith's nomination to a federal judgeship was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, bringing a federal trial judge to Easton for the first time in a decade. The Senate voted 69-31 to appoint Smith to the U.S. District...
  • Parkland looks to shore up $7 million budget gap

    Parkland School District is locked into holding any property tax increase this year to 2.1 percent, but it is projecting expenses for 2014-15 to rise about 6.29 percent. The district anticipates projected revenues of $145.4 million and expenditures of...
  • Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz outlines her jobs plan during meeting outside Bethlehem

    The Lehigh Valley has scored a series of economic development victories in the last year, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz used those successes as a backdrop Wednesday to announce her economic growth plan. Schwartz's plan includes...