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  • Kate Gosselin starts new job

     
    Working reality hit Kate Gosselin Wednesday when she went to Whiting, Ind., just outside Chicago to discuss her new coupon blog with the team at CouponCabin.com which runs an online coupon website. The Berks County mom was laying out the......
  • 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......
  • Grammy nominees teeming with acts that recently played the Lehigh Valley

     
    Grammy Award voters apparently like Bruno Mars just the way he is. The pop/R&B crooner, who played Allentown Fair in August, tied with torch singer Adele atop the nominations list announce Wednesday night for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Each......
  • Bills Before State House Would Close PA Megan's Law Loopholes.

     
    The state House is set to vote this week on legislation that would make sure Pennsylvania meets national standards to register and track sex offenders -- or risk the loss of federal grant money if it does not. But juvenile justice advocates are protesting...
  • A Pennsylvania Society Geography Lesson.

     
    The annual Pennsylvania Society weekend is about many things. And nearly all of them involve some variation on glad-handing, networking, celebrating and socializing. Also food and alcohol — lots of food and alcohol, paid for out of campaign money,...
  • U.S. Senate Candidates Don't Debate, So Much As Agree.

     
    NEW YORK — Republican primary voters looking to draw a bright line between the Republican candidates looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., next year may have to do some further digging. There were flurries of agreement — but......
  • Real estate agents, barbers, nurses, car salesman face license sanctions

     
    Here are the latest disciplinary actions announced 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...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories Of 2011: No. 4 Maps and Legends.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our countdown of the year's top political stories continues this morning with a geography lesson. Or, more specifically, a lesson about the inherently political nature of mapmaking in Pennsylvania. To quickly...