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Past articles by Jim:

Poll: Should Pa. tighten its regulation of charter schools?

Gov. Tom Wolf says charter schools must be more accountable for student performance and the taxpayer money they spend. → Read More

Poll: Did Mueller testimony push the needle toward impeachment — or Trump’s re-election?

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. → Read More

Poll: Should Pa. raise the tobacco-buying age to 21?

State Sen. Mario Scavello's bill to raise the legal age to 21 was recently cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee. → Read More

Poll: Do you expect to play online poker, slots or casino games in Pa.?

Two casinos kicked off online gambling Monday in Pennsylvania. Video gaming will be coming to airports and truck stops as well. → Read More

Poll: Should school districts turn snow days into home-study days?

Bill signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will allow flexible home instruction when when classes are canceled. → Read More

Poll: Should Pennsylvania allow local police to use radar?

State Senate has adopted a bill to allow municipal police to use radar for speed enforcement. → Read More

Poll: Should libraries invite drag queens to read to kids?

The Warren County library commission canceled a scheduled reading by a drag queen after receiving complaints. → Read More

Poll: Should towns require permits for public protests?

A proposed Bethlehem ordinance would require a permit for demonstrations of more than five persons on public property. → Read More

Poll: Are energy drinks safe for everyone?

New study says consumption of energy drinks impacts blood pressure, heart rhythms. → Read More

Poll: Should stump-grinding be allowed to resume at Lower Mount Bethel farm?

Recycling business formerly owned by Stine family was cited for nuisances, including a months-long smoky fire. → Read More

Poll: Should Pa. spend money to reopen the Glen Onoko Falls Trail?

Gov. Tom Wolf says the trail will be shored up and reopened if the Legislature backs his Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan. → Read More

Poll: Should Pennsylvania set a minimum age of 18 to marry?

Bills under consideration in the state House and Senate would require people to be at least 18 to get married. → Read More

Poll: Should Pennsylvania outlaw all use of hand-held phones while driving?

A House-passed bill would expand on the current ban on texting behind the wheel. → Read More

Poll: Are you concerned about air health in the aftermath of Martin Tower implosion?

The 21-story former corporate home of Bethlehem Steel Corp. will be demolished May 19. → Read More

Poll: Are you affected by the Lehigh Valley’s poor air quality?

The latest American Lung Association report card gives the Valley poor grades for ozone, improving grades for particulate pollution. → Read More

Poll: Were Yankees, Flyers right to cut ties with Kate Smith?

The Yankees and Flyers no longer play Smith's rendition of "God Bless America." The Flyers have removed a statue of the late singer. → Read More

Poll: Should a form of the f-word be approved as a trademark?

The Supreme Court heard the appeal Monday of a clothing designer whose brand name was rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. → Read More

Poll: It’s tax day. Is the most recent round of tax cuts helping you?

In 2017, President Trump and the GOP-led Congress enacted a tax law designed to lower taxes for two-thirds of Americans. → Read More

Poll: Should single-use plastic shopping bags be banned?

Bethlehem is considering banning the retail use of single-use plastic bags and requiring a consumer fee for paper bags. → Read More

Poll: Should Pa. spend $500 million to keep aging nuclear plants going?

State House bill would divert $500 million in taxpayer incentives earmarked for green energy to keep older nuclear plants operating. → Read More