One evening in early February this year, while I was driving over the Hill-to-Hill Bridge with a right turn onto the Main Street ramp, a huge bare tree on the left appeared to be covered with huge black leaves. Not until I was past the tree was it apparent the leaves were actually crows. Why do crows roost in Bethlehem and what keeps them here at night?
Pennsylvania has two main public access laws: the Sunshine Act, which requires agencies to hold public meetings, and the Right to Know Law, which guarantees public access to many government records. Each law works well in some circumstances, but both need improvements for more government transparency. The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association has long advocated for amendments to these laws to make government more open and accountable.
If you were a member of Congress, what would be your #1 priority with healthcare legislation?
Who gets to decide the legitimacy of the media?
Recently, newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump has been questioning and bashing the media for its reporting of his administration.
Trump calls the media that has done its job by asking the hard questions “fake news.”
Just this past week, the White House barred The New York Times and CNN from press briefings.
I don’t know about you, but I find Trump’s criticism and excluding media outlets from briefings alarming.
What do you think about the fluctuating temperatures we’ve experienced the last few weeks?
On Feb. 22, Bethlehem Township Commissioners conducted the first of what will likely be several public hearings concerning a controversial retirement community next to environmentally sensitive wetlands known as Green Pond Marsh.
Pat Breslin is in his final year as a Bethlehem Township commissioner. He rarely speaks during meetings. But he gave WAEB-AM790 radio host Bobby Gunther Walsh an earful during a recent interview about township finances.