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  • 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......
  • Northampton, Carbon County Pols Make Last Plea To Mapmakers.

     
    Local Leaders From ... ... Northampton and Carbon County went before the Legislative Reapportionment Commission this afternoon, where they begged mapmakers not to carve off huge chunks of their territory in the once-a-decade redrawing of 203 House and...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Students First Hits The Air For Vouchers..

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. How can you tell when things are getting serious over vouchers? When Students First hits the airwaves with a new public service announcement calling on lawmakers to pass school choice and the teacher evaluation...
  • 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,...
  • Pennsylvania gerrymandering

     
    The joint House and Senate State Government Committee meeting scheduled for today, expected to feature the unveiling, finally, of the Republicans' new map for Pennsylvania congressional districts, has been canceled. I wrote about this Saturday. One of the...
  • Get the Gerrymanderers

     
    You've probably seen that Republicans went through with their preposterous gerrymandering plan for Pennsylvania's congressional districts. Among the victims would be 23 municipalities in Northampton County, including all of Easton and part of Bethlehem,...
  • 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...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Santorum Surging? Not According To Oddsmakers.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well it seems like you can't pick up a newspaper this morning without reading about Our Rick's extraordinary, come from behind defeat in the charmingly antiquated Iowa caucuses and what that might mean for his......
  • 17th congressional district candidates opening Easton offices

     
    The Democratic candidates running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 17th District are opening campaign offices in Easton. Congressman Tim Holden, of St. Clair, Schuylkill County, will hold a will hold a grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 431 Northampton...
  • Land of the midnight pay raise wins awards for government transparency

     
    Pennsylvania government always will be known to me as the land of the midnight pay raise, when our coward state legislators voted to enrich themselves and other political bigshots while us working stiffs were sleeping several years ago. Others have......
  • Nutkin the Squirrel

     
    I never expected to stay on the hedgehog kick for this long, but people kept calling me Wednesday with more information. In Thursday's followup to my Tuesday column about Allentown fifth graders who are trying to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on......