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Finally, the arena dream becomes reality downtown

February 13, 2015 After four years of planning, the pieces are finally starting to fall in place. more »»

Americans waking up to dangers of $18 trillion national debt

February 13, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Obama seeks end to ‘mindless austerity’ that doubled debt

February 12, 2015 The United States is $18 trillion – that's with a "t" – in debt. Most people know that. Apparently, President Obama is unaware of the debt. more »»

Wolf’s public land drilling ban latest gas industry hurdle

February 11, 2015 New Governor Tom Wolf says he wants the gas industry to thrive in Pennsylvania. He’s got a strange way of showing it. more »»

Another try at ending impractical Prevailing Wage Act

February 10, 2015 Maybe some new blood can get some long overdue state legislation passed. York County state Sen. more »»

Be careful with use of asset forfeiture against criminals

February 9, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Marino: Change in attitude can bring Washington results

February 8, 2015 There is, believe it or not, a path to progress from lawmakers in Washington that could deliver several solutions to some of the nation's more pressing problems. more »»

Oil price inconsistency points to need for long-term energy plan

February 7, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains recently. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Jordan pilot’s death: Time for U.S.-led effort against ISIS

February 6, 2015 On Tuesday, Islamic State militants released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. Within 12 hours Jordan had retaliated by executing two al-Qaida prisoners. more »»

Wolf’s dismissal of Open records leader: Unnecessary squabble

February 5, 2015 It doesn’t appear Gov. Tom Wolf is in a compromising mood regarding his dismissal of the leader of the state Office of Open Records, one of the final appointments of Gov. Tom Corbett. more »»

Two bills increase leaseholder rights with gas companies

February 4, 2015 We are big boosters of the natural gas industry and what it has done for the region and state economy, as long as the drilling is done with correct environmental standards in plac. more »»

Yaw: Pension reform on the must-do list for state Senate

February 3, 2015 State Sen. Gene Yaw, addressing a luncheon last week, said pension reform will be the state Senate’s first order of business this legislative session. more »»

Republican disputes over policies not necessarily a bad thing

February 2, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

New ideas needed to end education tax spiral locally

February 1, 2015 The announcements seem to be coming with mind-numbing regularity. more »»

We should never forget the inhumanity of The Holocaust

January 31, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

No matter who fills position, city needs competent treasurer

January 30, 2015 Nicholas Grimes is general manager of a local business and, until this week, was a first-term member of the Williamsport Area School Board. more »»

Despite fit, Wolf axes new overseer of state Open Records law

January 29, 2015 A veteran Pennsylvania Senate aide was named as the new head of the state Office of Open Records at the end of Gov. Tom Corbett’s term. And he showed up for work Friday, even though new Go. more »»

We need to dig deep Thursday for United Way

January 28, 2015 The Lycoming County United Way fundraising campaign is in overtime. With good reason. The money raised to date is significantly below the $1. more »»

Foundation’s giving power shows again in 12 worthy grants

January 27, 2015 The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania started off with literally nickels and dimes of giving to a local philanthropic fund. more »»

Congress should force Obama’s hand on Keystone pipeline

January 26, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»



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