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Budget stalemate: It’s easy to forget how it all happened

September 20, 2015 As Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate drones on, it’s easy to forget how we got to this point. It’s easy to forget that Gov. Tom Wolf was sent an on-time budget with no tax increases. more »»

Young illegal immigrants victimized; Congress should demand answers

September 19, 2015 Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long tim. more »»

Wolf - somehow - sees stopgap funding plan as ‘poke in the eye’

September 18, 2015 Just so we are clear, the Republican majority of the state Legislature has offered a four-month stopgap spending bill that would fund school districts, social service agencies and non-profit... more »»

Online registration latest avenue for voter eligibility

September 17, 2015 Much has been made from time to time about Pennsylvania's supposedly tough Voter ID law. more »»

‘Bold Goal’ a worthy one geared to ending hunger in region

September 16, 2015 In the 27 counties that stretch from the New York border, through Central Pennsylvania and south to the Maryland border, more than 400,000 people are struggling with hunger. more »»

Impact fee shows its worth again with local traffic study

September 16, 2015 City Council last week approved the use of $15,000 in natural gas impact fees from Lycoming County for a traffic study east of Market Street. more »»

Brandon Park is a jewel; city revisions must reflect that

September 15, 2015 For generations Brandon Park has stood out as a crown jewel in the center of Williamsport, the unofficial line of demarcation between the city’s East End, Center City and points west. more »»

Hillary’s email alibi disqualifies her from the Oval Office

September 14, 2015 Her handling of email communications while she was secretary of state was not the “best choice,” Hillary Clinton has admitted. more »»

Getting immigration house in order just got tougher

September 12, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several day. more »»

Sept. 11: Don’t ever forget the victims and what happened that day

September 11, 2015 Sept. 11, 2001 ranks up there with Dec. 7, 1941 as a day when the will and way of life of this country were attacked. So much has happened since then. more »»

Community conversation a good place to start

September 11, 2015 Firetree Place began a "community conversation" at the organization's facility at 600 Campbell St. earlier this year. more »»

A three-front attack is the best solution to heroin epidemic

September 10, 2015 The Center for Rural Pennsylvania just wrapped up a second round of public hearings seeking personal stories and testimony from experts and law enforcement about the heroin epidemic in our region,... more »»

The next movement needs to be one that supports all police

September 9, 2015 A deputy sheriff in Houston, Texas was shot dead recently. It was not during a confrontation with someone breaking the law. He wasn’t called to a domestic disturbance out of control. more »»

When it comes to new EPA rules, ‘crazies’ makes sense

September 8, 2015 Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on... more »»

Today we honor the foundations of U.S. exceptionalism

September 7, 2015 Today we celebrate and honor the foundations of America's exceptionalism. And that is us. More specifically, it is us and what we do. more »»

Constituent input welcome, but Iran deal is deeply flawed

September 6, 2015 The office of Rep. Tom Marino, a Cogan Station Republican representing our region, was hit hard last week with visits by constituents who disagree with his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. more »»

Women in infantry: Only one question for military to answer

September 5, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history recent, becoming the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»

A tale of two energy projects very revealing

September 5, 2015 Here’s a tale of two energy projects: In 2010, construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the United States was proposed. more »»

Are more private meetings first step to budget solution?

September 4, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf says he is shifting his strategy in an effort to try to end the state budget stalemat. more »»



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