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Congress should push for more EPA monitoring

December 8, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

City budget talks reveal a plan on very shaky ground

December 7, 2014 You can view the City of Williamsport budget proposal as a $21.4 million, no-tax-increase, balanced budget if you wish. more »»

Obama continues revolving door with defense secretaries

December 6, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, has resigned. more »»

Nation needlessly divided by Obama’s immigration order

December 5, 2014 In a nation of immigrants, you would think reform to make the immigration system better would be a simple thing. more »»

Attorney general's independence must always be protected

December 4, 2014 Pennsylvania's Attorney General Kathleen Kane initiated an independent inquiry into the way the Sandusky child abuse case was conducted. more »»

Grand jury’s ruling sets off misplaced national unrest

December 3, 2014 A police officer responded to the scene of a burglary. more »»

Need for through, fair review of city budget is clear

December 2, 2014 We truly hope the 2015 City of Williamsport budget can be balanced without a tax increase and answer all the public service and safety needs of residents and taxpayers. more »»

Provide only the funds necessary for Ebola battle

December 1, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization estimated it would cost $1 billion to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Barack Obama wants Congress to provide $6. more »»

For a change, some good flood plain news locally

November 30, 2014 For a change, Lycoming County residents got some good news related to flooding this past week. more »»

Route 220 safety improvements begin to take shape

November 30, 2014 The future highway safety improvements on Route 220 in the Linden area are starting to take more complete shape. more »»

Make the Veterans Adminstration the agency vets deserve

November 29, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

‘Paycheck protection’ legislation need gets a local face

November 28, 2014 The husband of a Pennsylvania College of Technology professor received a piece of mail shortly before the election urging him to “join Mary (his wife) in voting for Democratic candidate Tom Wolf. more »»

On this Thanksgiving, principles that make us great need rebirth

November 27, 2014 It’s easy for Americans to be discouraged these days. They are threatened by terrorists within their own borders and elsewhere in the world. The economy is shaky. more »»

Latest blocking of Keystone Pipeline: Illogical resistance

November 26, 2014 We don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a clean environment. We don’t know any Americans who don’t wish for the United States to become more energy independent. more »»

Obama immigration power play ultimately will proof divisive

November 25, 2014 President Obama gave an effective, compassionate speech Thursday night that constituted a strong case for long-overdue reform of the nation’s immigration reform. more »»

Reassess strategy for stopping the threat of ISIS

November 24, 2014 Islamic State terrorists — still, for some reason, referred to by many in the media as “militants” or “extremists” — have beheaded another American. more »»

Corman must lead polite but forceful approach to Wolf

November 23, 2014 Lost amid the post-election scorekeeping was a rather significant change in the leadership of the Pennsylvania state Senate. more »»

End Obamacare charade and find better ways to improve health care

November 22, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

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 »»



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