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  • Laws are made to be followed, not broken

    Webster's Dictionary defines illegal as "prohibited by law; against the law; unlawful; an alien who has entered the U.S. illegally." The thousands of people entering our country uninvited, and unwelcome, are breaking the law and are here illegally....
  • PennDOT road, bridge work budget gets approval

    State and regional officials Wednesday granted final approval of a $382.3 million spending plan for Lehigh Valley road and bridge repair and replacement, as well as mass-transit funding, over the next four years. Under PennDOT's Transportation...
  • Corbett talks pensions in Lower Macungie, fundraises with Gov. Jindal in North Whitehall

    Corbett talks pensions in Lower Macungie, fundraises with Gov. Jindal in North Whitehall
    Gov. Tom Corbett couldn't persuade the state Legislature to support pension reform. So now he's trying to persuade you and your neighbors to do it for him. At his latest stop on a statewide tour, Corbett spoke at the Lower Macungie Township Community...
  • Allentown, Northampton County 911 to share equipment

    Allentown and Northampton County have struck an agreement to share 911 technology, a move that will comply with a state mandate but also strengthen the system in the event of a natural disaster, officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which Allentown...
  • South Whitehall Legionnaires' deaths prompt lawsuit

    A Legionnaire's outbreak at a South Whitehall medical facility last year has spawned a wrongful death lawsuit in Lehigh County Court. The families of two men — Otto A. Gruber and Russell Henry Peters, who reportedly died after contracting the...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil
    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations

    Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations
    Nominations have dried up for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and Mount Rushmores for the greatest Hall of Famers ever and the greatest men and women from the Lehigh Valley. In fact, the only Hall of Fame mail I've received in the...
  • Allentown police chase under review

    They came dressed in suits and ties, American flag pins on their lapels, and talked shop around Allentown's Arts Park. Caterers hovered around the group like hummingbirds, passing trays of wine and hors d'oeuvres and shuttling carts back and forth...
  • Car black box data can be used as evidence

    The sheer violence of the crash told police that Ryan Safka was speeding on a Pittsburgh highway before his car slammed into a concrete barrier and ricocheted into the woods, killing three passengers. But the scene state troopers were left to...
  • Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate

    Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate
    There is no more crowd-pleasing column than one that takes a swipe at the greed and arrogance of our state Legislature. Whether they're ignoring the state constitution to make themselves even more overpaid, crippling the budget by voting themselves...
  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    In suburbia, a growing education in poverty
    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • East Stroudsburg University awards degrees

    East Stroudsburg University awards degrees
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 1,079 degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 9 and May 10. The three graduation ceremonies include one for graduate students on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m....