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  • No Constant But Change: No Decision On #Redistricting Appeal; Primary Still Set For April 24 -- Until It Isn't.

     
    Right now, the only thing that’s certain about the once-a-decade redrawing of Pennsylvania’s 203 House and 50 state Senate seats is its uncertainty. As of Thursday, the state’s primary election date was still April 24. And, for now,...
  • "Move over" law is enforced in PA

     
    Regarding Pennsyvania's so-called "move over" law, which requires motorists to move safely to the left if police cars or emergency vehicles are parked at the shoulder (with someone pulled over for a citation or whatever other reason), Fred Mussel of...
  • Would temporary traffic signals solve problem of Route 309 bridges?

     
    A number of people wrote in response to today's column on motorists ignoring the northbound-only traffic restriction on Route 309 in Heidelberg and North Whitehall townships, suggesting that temporary traffic signals at each bridge would safely accomodate...
  • Late Blight found in Greater Lehigh Valley

     
    Yesteday, we received a sample of tomato plants from Eastern Berks County that have late blight. Growers who have tomatoes in high tunnels may want to protect their crop with fungicides. The tomatoes in home gardens are pretty much finished......
  • Is Kate Gosselin a menace on the road?

     
    Kate Gosselin has been racking up the tickets lately and now the National Enquirer is suggesting she is endangering her children with her driving and worrying ex Jon Gosselin. Berks County mom Kate Gosselin got a ticket for speeding Sept.......
  • Latest disciplinary actions by Pennsylvania licensing boards

     
    Here are the latest disciplinary actions taken by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where you can find all of.......
  • Audit cites errors handling veterans' benefits claims

     
    Today's Watchdog column is the latest about military veterans and the poor treatment they've received from their government when they apply for benefits for service-connected disabilities. Air Force veteran Stephen Berger, who lives near Jim Thorpe, has...
  • Forest Steward certification earned by Blockus

     
    Gary R. Blockus, outdoors and sports writer for The Morning Call, was one of 16 volunteers who completed the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards Volunteer Program’s training in October 2011 after participating in two weekend workshops on forest stewardship...
  • Sam Rohrer Declares For U.S. Senate.

     
    Former State House Member ... ... Sam Rohrer of Berks County has become the nintth Republican to jump into the already crowded pack of GOP candidates looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in 2012. Surrounded by supporters in......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Schools And Politics, Two Great Tastes That Don't Always Go Great Together.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our Mothership colleague Steve Esack takes a fresh look at the education reforms currently all the rage in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg and asks one question: When it comes to educating kids, who's vision is......
  • Side Roads: Readers comment on variety of issues

     
    A number of insightful comments from readers regarding roadway issues suggested by recent columns, or sometimes long-ago columns: Riding bicycles in the rude "I often wonder if bicycle riders everywhere have decided to play 'stupid,' or if it's just the...