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Obamacare must rely more on numbers than quality health care

February 13, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

State forest figures confirm downturn of gas industry

February 12, 2016 Numbers from the state Department of Forestry factually underscore the downtown in the natural gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania. more »»

Obama forced to confront pain of mission abandoned

February 11, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Hiring of new city police only solves part of equation

February 10, 2016 Williamsport City Council has approved hiring of two new policemen, responding to a push from the Campana administration after a favorable state court ruling freed up additional business privilege... more »»

Montoursville school structural concerns raise larger questions

February 9, 2016 A representative of the Keystone Council of Governments and Bassett Engineering recently took a tour together of the Montoursville High School. more »»

Wolf indicates no priorities change in next budget request

February 8, 2016 Indications are that Gov. Tom Wolf’s next budget request – due Tuesday – will have at least one thing in common with the first proposal, which is still in limbo. more »»

Broader input can improve the county’s comprehensive plan

February 7, 2016 We will quickly concede that updates of comprehensive plans don’t move the emotional needle for most people. That said, Lycoming County is embarking on its first comprehensive plan update since 200. more »»

Clinton defenses on e-mail probe starting to grow tiresome

February 6, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking... more »»

United Way drive needs final push to reach potential

February 4, 2016 The Lycoming County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign needs one final collection push to approach its necessary goal of $1.6 millio. more »»

Philadelphia group shows the best way to fight terrorism

February 3, 2016 A Philadelphia police officer recently was ambushed and shot by a man who told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. more »»

Wolf has lots to explain in annual ‘budget’ address

February 2, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf warned last week of a "train wreck" resulting from Pennsylvania's budget standstill, leading to cuts in spending for education and social services next yea. more »»

Why veto tougher screening standards on Syrian refugees?

February 1, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

Local school budgets reflect mounting cost pressures on districts

January 31, 2016 School boards throughout the region are approving preliminary budgets these days. More often than not, these preliminary budgets included tax increases, at times significant ones. more »»

Latest hostage exchange shows why Iranians cannot be trusted

January 30, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Clinton’s claims regarding Obamacare don’t match health care realities

January 30, 2016 During a debate Sunday with rivals for the Democrat nomination for president, Hillary Clinton pledged to retain the Obamacare insurance system. more »»

Mental health approach, attitude change focus needed to combat heroin

January 29, 2016 On Jan. 4, state police found 5,588 bags of heroin inside a car driven by someone who had been staying at a local motel. more »»

Advisory panel is correct next step for Montoursville

January 28, 2016 The Montoursville Area School Board Tuesday night agreed to form a citizens advisory committee to work with the board to consider how to best move forward on the high school building project. more »»

State tax burden explains why more of same is opposed

January 27, 2016 State Reps. Garth Everett and Jeff Wheeland, who represent much of our region, are part of the Republican majority of the state House that has stonewalled Gov. more »»

More city police does not equate to less tragedy

January 26, 2016 It didn't take long. Less than a month into a new budget year, the city's leaders appear ready to make a major revision to accommodate the hiring of two more policemen. more »»



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