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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Philadelphia delegation to Vatican opens mission on formal note

    Archbishops Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Vincenzo Paglia of the Vatican on Tuesday signed official documents formalizing Philadelphia's role as host of the next year's international World Meeting of Families. But at a news conference shortly...
  • Kathleen Kane loses third press secretary in 14 months

    Less than eight months after taking the job, Joe Peters left his position as communications director for Attorney General Kathleen Kane following a roller coaster week for the state's top prosecutor. Kane's office on Monday confirmed Peters' departure....
  • Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive

    At first glance, it looked like another damaging blunder for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She shut down a corruption investigation of fellow Democrats in Philadelphia — four current legislators and a former judge — even...
  • Allentown School District and its low priority for libraries

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the chances of your child someday becoming a professional athlete are one in 21,322. The chances of making more than the median wage for a professional athlete? One in 42,644. And what is the median...
  • Tom Corbett may be possessed

    A Capitol policeman walked into Gov. Tom Corbett's office. "Thank heavens!" cried Corbett's secretary. "I'm sorry I called you people, but I've been so frightened!" "Calm down now. Ashley. Where's the governor?" "He's in there," she said, pointing...