Employment-eligibility bill draws backing (access required)

Earlier this year, State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, a Republican who represents parts of Berks and Lehigh counties, introduced House Bill 1170, legislation that would require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure their employees do not include people not authorized to work in the U.S.

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Bubble or boom? Growth of craft brewing raises questions

Seven Sirens Brewing will be the latest in a burst of micro-breweries in the Lehigh Valley. From Funk to Fegley’s, Bonn Place to Bangor Trust, there is a microbrewery (or two or three) in many local communities. But will the growing supply outpace the demand? And with so many specialty beers, can any beer be special? LVB talked to those on the front line of the local craft brewery scene to find out.

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