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  • Roadway shootings reveal two facets of road rage

    Many people in the East were in a tizzy several years ago because of a spate of roadway shootings in California. Road hogs who got in the way of other motorists had their vehicles shot full of holes. While I do not advocate gunplay to settle such...
  • Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania

    Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania
    There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold. Could such an episode happen here? I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • GOP gunning for Casey's seat debate

     
    We had the honor of moderating, alongside Pennsylvania political reporting greats Tom Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Jim O'Toole of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania Business Council's Senate Republican primary debate in New...
  • Rep. Holden to the Lehigh Valley?

     
    As state legislators toil over redesigning the congressional map, one rumor making the rounds is that U.S. Rep. Tim Holden's district could be redrawn to include Easton. Holden, a Democrat and the longest serving Pennsylvania congressman, called it a...
  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • Bethlehem real estate agent, Emmaus social worker among professionals sanctioned by state

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) 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,...
  • Revenge porn legislation sails through committee, floor vote next

     
    A proposal to criminalize revenge porn was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee after a few amendments that changed the penalties. Revenge porn occurs when a spurned lover takes a parting shot at an ex by posting nude......
  • Doctors, nurses, pharmacist reprimanded by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) 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...
  • Revenge porn legislation moving ahead, garnering support in Harrisburg

     
    A Berks County lawmaker's proposal to make it a crime to post photos of other people who are nude or engaged in sexual activity was unanimously approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 1167 targets what's often called......