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Violence in the Middle East continues between Israel and Palestine. In the Lehigh Valley, hundreds of Palestinian supporters gathered in Allentown on May 16 to raise awareness of the conflict.

WLVR’s Brad Klein and Genesis Ortega talk about the state of the Allentown mayoral Democratic primary race.

A recent federal study found roughly 200,000 businesses nationwide closed due to the pandemic. In the Lehigh Valley, it’s hard to get an accurate number of just how many businesses closed, though local experts say coronavirus’ impact on the economy has been mixed.

Politics have intensified into a bare knuckles fight between candidates seeking office in Allentown just one week before the Pennsylvania primary election on May 18. But one organization is hoping to spread a message of unity.

The City of Allentown is receiving $57 million from the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year. City officials held a press conference Wednesday morning.


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