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Katherine Reinhard

Katherine Reinhard

Jarrett Coleman declares victory over Pa. Sen Browne in Lehigh Valley GOP primary

By: - May 26, 2022

Browne says he may ask for a recount in the closely contested race.

Lehigh Co. DA, Pa. Secretary of State to discuss plan to monitor ballot drop boxes

By: - May 9, 2022

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Friday he will continue to have county detectives physically monitor drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots but has agreed to talk on Monday with acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman on the matter. On Thursday, Chapman sent a letter to Martin asking him to stop having county detectives monitor […]

ACLU, disability advocates call on Lehigh Co. DA to halt drop box monitoring plan

By: - May 6, 2022

District Attorney Jim Martin's plan crosses the line into voter intimidation, they argue

Lehigh County DA to monitor ballot drop-off boxes for violators

By: - April 27, 2022

Voters could face charges for delivering more than one ballot, Lehigh County's top prosecutor has said.

Democrat Enid Santiago survives petition challenge in Lehigh Valley’s 134th House District seat 

By: - April 13, 2022

She will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, who was among her petition challengers.

Lehigh DA: Hundreds illegally dropped off more than one ballot in drop boxes; No prosecutions planned

By: - April 5, 2022

ALLENTOWN — An investigation by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office found that there were “likely hundreds of instances” where people deposited more than one ballot in a voting drop box last fall – a violation of state election law. But District Attorney Jim Martin said there will be no prosecutions because it is impossible […]

Allentown City Council quashes controversial contractor apprenticeship bill 

By: - April 1, 2022

An ordinance requiring contractors on large city projects in Allentown to be part of apprenticeship programs was “postponed indefinitely” by City Council on Thursday.  The 6-0 vote means the bill has been quashed and must be reintroduced again.  The apprenticeship provision for construction projects worth more than $100,000 was part of a Responsible Contractor Ordinance […]

Redrawn districts prompt primary battles in at least five Lehigh Valley House, Senate seats

By: - March 30, 2022

See who is running and which incumbents have primary challengers on May 17.

In Allentown, controversial law requiring contractor apprenticeships on city projects hits snag

By: - March 6, 2022

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk, who supports the ordinance, has sent it back to city council for additional fine-tuning.

Allentown Police in line to undergo active bystander training. We found out what it’s all about

By: - January 17, 2022

It's all 'about people stepping up and stepping in if they see something that shouldn't be happening,' an official said.

A bridge demolition was a headache in the Lehigh Valley. The infrastructure bill will fix it & more

By: - January 11, 2022

A new Fifth Street Bridge is among the projects being funded by the $1.2T infrastructure law that President Joe Biden signed into law.

Meet Charles Roca, Allentown’s first Latino police chief

By: - December 21, 2021

Roca, who speaks Spanish, is taking over at a time when Blacks and Latinos in Allentown and across the U.S. are fed up with a system that funnels minorities into the criminal justice system at higher rates and labels students in underfunded schools as failures.