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BALLOT BLUNDER: In Berks County, Daniel Boone School Board candidate Caroline Brown didn’t find out she lost the seat she was running for until she emailed her presumed boss. The Reading Eagle reports how multiple mistakes by the Berks County Board of Elections produced the misleading result.
ARPA AIMS: Officials in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton are weighing public input and fiscal priorities as they decide the future of funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act. The Morning Call details the different ways the Lehigh Valley cities are considering putting the federal dollars to use, from expanding broadband to plugging budget holes.
FOOD FRAUDSTER: Caesar DiCrecchio was sentenced to 10-plus years in federal prison for stealing $8 million from the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. The Inquirer reports prosecutors said the pilfered money went toward the former CEO's relatives, a summer home, and horse boarding.
TRIP TREND: For the first time, a Pennsylvania city has landed a coveted spot on vacation rental site Vrbo’s annual Travel Trend Report. Can you guess which? Hint: It’s home to an award-winning newsroom.
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Monday's answer: Mitochondrial
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