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The best speed limit is the one that is the safest

July 31, 2014 Remember when 55 mph was pretty much the law of the land on our nation’s highways, except for the frontier-like interstates in the midwest, Rocky Mountain states and on the West Coast? Well, that... more »»

Hearing underscores the depth of heroin plaque in the region

July 30, 2014 The bipartisan state legislative agency The Center for Rural Pennsylvania recently held one of its four statewide hearings on heroin and prescription drug abuse in Williamsport. more »»

Corbett going to the mat in effort to get vital pension reform

July 29, 2014 It's an unusual approach. And we like it. Gov. more »»

Don’t rest until flood insurance act is repealed

July 28, 2014 The Lycoming County Commissioners apparently don’t think changes in the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in May went far enough. And they are correc. more »»

Some politicians chip away to freedoms to gain advantages

July 27, 2014 Just because the state budget passed without the addition of natural gas severance tax doesn’t mean the push to have one is over. In an interview with the Sun-Gazette, state Rep. more »»

Some politicians chip away to freedoms to gain advantages

July 26, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»

Task force looks to end prescription drug heroin pathway

July 25, 2014 In the months since the Lycoming County Heroin Task Force began its mission to solve the area's drug problem, it's been pretty well established that prescription drugs are a gateway to much of the... more »»

Task force looks to end prescription drug heroin pathway

July 25, 2014 In the months since the Lycoming County Heroin Task Force began its mission to solve the area's drug problem, it's been pretty well established that prescription drugs are a gateway to much of the... more »»

3-percent tuition hikes OK, but can’t be a yearly thing

July 24, 2014 Students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will see tuition increase by about 3 percent in the coming school year that begins next month. more »»

Can anything save disastrous U.S. foreign policies?

July 23, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

LCUW allocations: Community generosity answers many needs

July 22, 2014 The fruits of the Lycoming County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign showed themselves with the recent announcement of distribution of $1.3 million. more »»

Congress should rein in the EPA on multiple fronts

July 21, 2014 Most Americans probably believe the main threat they face from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher electric bills and devastation to the economies of coal-mining states. That is incorrect. more »»

There’s a state budget in place, but no one is happy

July 20, 2014 There's a state budget in place for the fiscal year that began July 1. But no one seems particularly happy with the spending plan for Pennsylvania. more »»

IRS abuse likely will go unpunished, unless trend is changed

July 19, 2014 No reasonable person can doubt some Internal Revenue Service officials abused their power in harassing conservative organizations. But it is unlikely anything ever will be done to punish them. more »»

High court strikes blow for public workers’ rights

July 18, 2014 We are intrigued by a recent Supreme Court that said thousands of home health care workers in the state of Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective... more »»

The Center revival takes baby steps with hoops, opening

July 17, 2014 The basketball hoops are back in one part of Williamsport – Flanigan Park. And the Campbell Street Community Center is reopening. more »»

Williamsport's healthy ranking no surprise, given the local assets

July 16, 2014 The Greater Williamsport Area has an acknowledged heroin problem. more »»

Survey shows state gas drilling support stands at 58 percent

July 15, 2014 A recent Quinnipiac University poll revealed Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. more »»

Saving the VA: A disturbing Washington pattern is emerging

July 14, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scanda. more »»

Civil War monument brings reminder that should prompt pride

July 13, 2014 We live in an age when it is not cool to remember and be reverent of history. Everything is in the here and now. History is something that happened 20 minutes ago. more »»

 
 
 

 

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