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Record prison numbers underline need for re-entry service center

November 21, 2014 For the second consecutive month in October, Lycoming County set a record we suspect it wants to avoid. The prison population for October was 417, the highest on record. more »»

Encouraging budget plan still requires City Council exam

November 20, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana says he's presenting a no-tax-increase city budget for 2015 to City Council tonight. He’s promising the same level of personnel. more »»

Issues deserve close look before county approves tax hike

November 19, 2014 The news is that Lycoming County government is staring down the barrel of a one-mill property tax increase with its proposed 2015 budget. It’s important to understand the reasons. more »»

Canadian official sees region’s vast economic potential

November 18, 2014 Sometimes, the best way to assess the region’s worth is to hear the observations and impressions of outsiders. more »»

Pretending won’t make U.S.-China relations better

November 17, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Public salaries make sound management key from officials

November 16, 2014 Today marks the second of three in-depth information pieces in the Sun-Gazette regarding the salaries of local government employees. more »»

Political nuclear bomb unnecessary to achieve proper immigration reform

November 15, 2014 For months, President Barack Obama and his aides have been suggesting he would take executive action to repair the nation’s broken system of regulating immigration. more »»

State faces some tough trends, with one weapon of note

November 14, 2014 The Pennsylvania problem that impacts the state budget perpetually was outlined in a very factual way recently by Matthew Knittel, director of the Independent Fiscal Office. more »»

Firetree Place must find former roots to be successful

November 13, 2014 There were people and smiles and there was a mood of hope at the building formerly known as The Center last Frida. more »»

Lycoming County needs high quality new commissioner

November 11, 2014 Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts has a difficult assignment. more »»

Early learning key to quality future workforce locally

November 11, 2014 Consider that 76 million baby boomers will retire in coming years and there are just 51 million people prepared to replace them in the job market. more »»

CDC loses credibility over an uneven response to Ebola

November 10, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Wolf gets nod, but agenda, state needs a difficult match

November 9, 2014 Folksy plays well in the state of Pennsylvania, distinguished for its crazy quilt of demographic. more »»

Terrorists in our midst: A strategy must be developed

November 8, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

GOP dealt golden moment to seize American agenda

November 7, 2014 For six years, the American population has been swallowing the “elections have consequences” medicine from President Obama, his administration and their legislative engineers, Senate Majority Leader... more »»

Here, nationally, message sent: Voter priorities matter

November 6, 2014 American politics, whether they play out in the valleys of northcentral Pennsylvania, the hills of North Carolina or the mountains of Colorado, are driven by a pendulum. more »»

Three more success stories from county drug court program

November 5, 2014 Lycoming County courts graduated three more people from its highly successful drug treatment program last week. While each of their stories was different, in many ways they were the same. more »»

Destination 2014: Make it happen, but review required

November 4, 2014 There’s no doubting the ambitiousness and the potential of the two downtown Williamsport projects on the drawing boar. more »»

Ebola czar another action that doesn’t promote nation’s trust

November 3, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Future direction of our governments rides on election

November 2, 2014 Nothing less than the future direction of our state and federal governments is on the line in Tuesday’s General Election. more »»

The devil is in the details and the devil is Ebola

November 1, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»



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