Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Article By: BETHLEHEM HISTORY As the crow flies ken raniere Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by BETHLEHEM HISTORY AS THE CROW FLIES KEN RANIERE in Opinion

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?

GUEST VIEW--What changes would bring more Sunshine?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by MELISSA MELEWSKY PA. NEWS MEDIA ASSOCIATION in Opinion

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.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

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.