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Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

LAW OR NO LAW, SANDS SHOULD ANTE UP HOST FEE TO BETHLEHEM

Sept. 10

The city of Bethlehem has a gambling problem.

With 12 percent of the city's general fund budget coming from an $8.8 million host fee supplied by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, anything that interrupts the revenue stream bogs down the city's ability to plan for its future and provide services to residents.

The host-fee well has run dry, and it could affect the city's credit rating. That's the major worry of Mayor Bob Donchez and other officials, who are looking to refinance city debt.

This dilemma is rooted in a bad law. Last year, the...

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