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Changing sentencing guidelines for drug criminals illogical

August 10, 2015 Law enforcement officers and officials, along with the prosecutors and judges who deal with those they arrest, should discriminate against people only on the basis of the crimes they commi. more »»

Loyalsock board fills school director vacancy correctly

August 9, 2015 The Loyalsock Township School Board had a vacancy and filled it with Paul R. Watson II, dean of academic services and college transition at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. more »»

Steele facilitated growth in Community Arts Center

August 9, 2015 Rob Steele is leaving his position as executive director of the Community Arts Center to take a position in Florida. more »»

Beware boomerang of excessive hike in minimum wage

August 8, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, “Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. more »»

Pentagon should rethink its policy on carrying firearms

August 7, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us. It’s not supposed to be the other way around. more »»

LUW allocations a critical payoff of fundraising effort

August 6, 2015 The kind citizens who combined to give $1,432,233 to the Lycoming County United Way campaign last fall did a lot of good. more »»

Coordination effort on stormwater problems is the correct step

August 5, 2015 Williamsport is an old city, which means its infrastructure is old. Underneath the city is a network of aging cast-iron pipes and water distribution systems. more »»

PSU makes some tuition history; other schools hike fees

August 4, 2015 For the first time in 49 years, Penn State University will keep tuition the same for the university’s in-state undergraduates in the upcoming school yea. more »»

Kasich’s unique record stands out

August 3, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

One county’s numbers define depth of pension woes throughout state

August 2, 2015 It’s hard to overstate the impact pension plans can have on any public body. It’s hard to put into perspective how massive a pension crisis Pennsylvania taxpayers face. more »»

IRS advocates cry foul over funding; Please

August 1, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

In Montoursville, a classic case of building angst

July 31, 2015 The Montoursville Area School District opened bids recently for the construction and renovation of its high school. more »»

Numbers don’t back gas severance tax as budget answer

July 30, 2015 There is a school of thought that if the state Legislature simply will give Gov. Tom Wolf the gas severance tax he craves, the rest of the state’s budget plan will fall into place. more »»

Liquor privatization for tax hike votes? Absolutely not

July 29, 2015 State House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Bradford Woods Republican who may be the key to resolving the state’s budget standoff, said Monday he would trade tax hikes for privatization of the state’s liquor... more »»

Full picture of Wolf budget/tax plan deserves resistance

July 28, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf paints the picture that a gas severance tax is his key budget piece and is a kind of Robin Hood measure that will hit the natural gas drillers and transfer money for public education. more »»

Given circumstances, Army numbers being cut much too sharply

July 27, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,”?Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

City, state pension plans doomed unless there is real reform

July 26, 2015 The City of Williamsport’s pension costs for retired employees have doubled in four years. This year’s minimum pension obligation to fire, police and non-uniformed city personnel topped $3.8 millio. more »»

All too often, feds get away with misdeeds, coverups

July 25, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

The 70 mph speed limit: Data shows it may fit in places

July 24, 2015 What is a safe speed limit for motorists? What is too fast? What is too slow? The state Department of Transportation and the Turnpike Commission are still trying to make that sort of determination... more »»

Drive to ‘Save Our Susquehanna’ deserves support

July 23, 2015 The Susquehanna River is the gathering point of our region. It's the beautiful environmental wonder that we all share. more »»



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