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Local Officials Fight To Save 911th Airlift In Allegheny County

As part of a “national restructuring plan,” the U.S. Air Force has decided to close the 911th Airlift Wing near Pittsburgh within the next two years. The closure is part of a larger national effort to cut federal defense spending, and the Pentagon has listed “a need for geographic balance and the base’s aging aircraft” as reasons for targeting the 911th for closure. The eight C-130 tactical aircraft at the 911th will be retired when the base closes.

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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Luzerne Dems Back Holden, Vinsko

Rep. Tim Holden won the bellwether Luzerne Dems endorsement Thursday night thanks in part to a strong speech on his behalf by his former colleague Chris Carney. Holden is being challenged by Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright in the 17th district primary.

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 15 Comments

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Air War Begins in PA-4

Wednesday, Chris Reilly became the first candidate on the air in the crowded GOP primary in the race to replace Rep. Todd Platts. He launched a 60-second radio ad boasting of his accomplishments as York County Commissioner.

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 3 Comments

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3 Lackawanna Dem Committees Endorse Holden

Rep. Tim Holden is new to NEPA; the 20-year Congressman acquired Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in the latest round of redistricting. And since his challenger, attorney Matt Cartwright, hails from Moosic, those areas will be a key bellwether in the race. This week Holden picked up three local endorsements.

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 1 Comment