2012: The Valley in Review
A look at the Valley's top stories each month in 2012. Compiled by Jim Birt and Stacy Hinck of The Daily Item.
2012: Voter ID law motivated Valley Dems
A controversial Voter ID law, the splitting of the Valley into two congressional districts and Mitt Romney’s victories in all Valley counties in the race for the presidency highlighted a topsy-turvy year in Pennsylvania politics.
Paterno family challenges Louis Freeh's conclusions
STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno's family released its response to Penn State's report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freeh's conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.
Bad Year in Washington: Mitt Romney//
Remember Mitt Romney? Tall guy, slightly awkward. Looks like a 1950s matinee idol.
Bad Year in Washington: David Petraeus
At the start of the year, retired Gen. David Petraeus was flying high. He was the director of the CIA and was often mentioned as a prospective presidential candidate.
The Worst Year in Washington: The Tea Party
The Gadsden flag, which flew proudly over the 2010 midterm elections, now lies in tatters — rent by internal disagreements, losses among its most visible standard-bearers and a growing sense that the tea party movement, which once looked like it could transform American politics, will soon be nothing more than a blip in the country's collective memory.
Armstrong, Houston Among Notable Deaths of 2012//
The first man on the moon, the first U.S. woman in space and the first black Federal Reserve member were among the notable deaths in 2012.
The year in TV - from bad to worse
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first as we recap the year in TV.
Top music of 2012
Maybe it was all the destruction from superstorm Sandy, the ugliness of the lengthy presidential campaign, or all the senseless killings, like the ones in Newtown, Conn., but so much of the music that people sought out in 2012 was fun and escapist.
Top 10 books of 2012
The year 2012 was memorable for the literary world in many ways.
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