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  • Reapportionment Commission Could Approve Preliminary Map Monday.

     
    The five-member panel that’s spent months redrawing the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s 203 House and 50 state Senate seats is expected to vote on a preliminary map during a session on Monday. Of particular note for residents of the Lehigh...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Redistricting Panel To Vote Today?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Quite a weekend, wasn't it? We hope you came through the #Snowtober blizzard safe and sound and with only minimal (or no) damage to life, limb and property. If you spent the weekend without power......
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    peaking Of That Impact Fee. The people who apparently actually set policy in Pennsylvania, Americans for Macaulay_culkin Tax Reform,say imposing an impact fee on gas drillers would break the no-tax pledge that Gov. Tom Corbett signed last year, the...
  • 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......
  • Licensing boards sanction Lehigh Valley area professionals

     
    I've suggested in the past that it's a good idea to check up on the professionals you trust with your health, finances and other important details of your life, like your hair. Hopefully, you'll find that all of the people......
  • Licensed professionals sanctioned

     
    Here are the latest disciplinary actions against licensed professionals from the Lehigh Valley area, as reported by the PA Department of State in June and July. The statewide list is here. July 2011 PA Board of Barber Examiners Bucks County......
  • Big 33, Anthracite all-star football news

     
    The annual Schuylkill County All-Star Football Classic is being moved to the night before Thanksgiving, beginning this season. The 2011 North-South contest will be Wednesday, Nov. 23, according to Pottsville’s Kevin Keating, the coaches’...
  • Oil-and-chip: More tar-and-feathering from readers

     
    According to my entirely unscientific poll, virtually nobody likes the oil-and-chip treatment applied to streets for longevity, despite the universal belief (as far as I know) among highway engineers and public-works directors that it truly is cost-...
  • Santorum Picks Up Endorsement of Some of PA State Senate GOP.

     
    Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum may not live in Pennsylvania any more, but he still has friends here. Calling him the right man for the right time, 15 members of the 30-member Republican caucus in the state Senate have come out......