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  • Gas safety gets Congressional hearing after Allentown blast

     
    The chairman of the Congressional subcommittee that oversees gas pipeline safety will travel to Montgomery County Monday to hold an informal roundtable on the topic following fatal explosions in Allentown and Philadelphia. The 11/2-hour listening...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: adultBasic Ends Today.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, and that means that, for 42,000 Pennsylvanians, coverage under adultBasic, the state's health insurance program for low-income residents, ends today. As you've all read by now, some...
  • Is it about time for traffic roundabouts?

     
    A refresher on roundabouts, and how they differ from traffic circles, follows. Then take our poll on roundabouts. The Morning Call Archives Copyright © 2011 The Morning Call Publication Date: Feb. 26, 2001 Illustration: DAN HARTZELL/THE MORNING CALL...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: This Week Is All About The Numbers.

     
    if you thought last night was wild, that's nothing compared to this week, which sees both the arrival of a new round of U.S. Census numbers that will almost certainly result in Pennsylvania losing one a congressional district. The new Census date is...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: What's A Little Litigation Between Friends?

     
    Pennsylvania's adultBasic insurance program may be gone, but it's not forgotten in the state's appellate courts system. Three people formerly covered by the low-cost insurance program that provided coverage to 41,000 residents have filed a lawsuit in...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We arrived at Capitol Ideas World Headquarters on this unseasonably warm March morning to find Gov. Tom Corbett a touch on the defensive side on their cuts to higher education. "Let's go back to the numbers, the facts:...
  • Bad advice from Senior Advisory Center

     
    Pennsylvania seniors, heed my advice. You don't need advice from the Senior Advisory Center. The Senior Advisory Center is a California business that's trying to get you pay them to file a property tax or rent rebate claim on your......
  • Students Protest Funding Cuts.

     
    They Came On Foot. They Came By Bus. In their hundreds, students from the state System of Higher Education gathered on the Capitol steps this afternoon to protest a proposed 50 percent cut in state funding that they say would......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Students Are Coming.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you ate your Wheaties. It's going to be quite a day here in the seat of power. The state System of Higher Education gets its turn before the House Appropriations Committee this afternoon at......
  • Lehigh Valley educator among finalists for PA Teacher of the Year Award.

     
    A Teacher In The Southern Lehigh Schools ... ...is among the dozen finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award, the Corbett administration said this morning. Teacher Janet Miltenberger joins educators from districts in Erie, Delaware and...
  • Here's a big act the new Sands Event Center landed -- then lost

     
    Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been announcing some huge acts for its early months of operations after it opens May 16. But one really big act the center planned for two shows at the beginning of July has fallen through.......
  • Fireworks in U.S. Senate debate over Welch's 2008 primary vote for President Obama.

     
    Chester County businessman Steve Welch may have the support of Pennsylvania’s Republican establishment in his bid to win the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, but during a candidates’ debate Saturday he was vividly reminded that the path to a...