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A couple of worthy changes would make Washington responsive

October 12, 2014 What if our elected officials in Washington were limited to 12 years in office? What if they could only vote on one issue at a time - no unrelated, ancillary items and spending attached to seemingly... more »»

Holder won’t be missed by those worried about drug epidemic

October 11, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Corbett’s signature brings new weapon to overdose fight

October 10, 2014 Pennsylvania officially has a “lifesaving drug” as its latest weapon to help reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in the state. Gov. more »»

Awareness only part of the answer to job opportunities in state

October 9, 2014 The state House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on job creation last week and spread the message that lack of awareness about employment opportunities may be the primary cause of... more »»

With gas fee help, senior living gets a boost in the city

October 8, 2014 With a somewhat aging population and a competitive rental housing market, senior citizens looking for apartments in Williamsport feel the squeeze. There aren’t a lot of affordable option. more »»

City's new records management system yields mixed facts

October 7, 2014 The City of Williamsport spend $365,000 on a police records management system. It is intended to be the most efficient, accurate read on city crime facts that there has ever bee. more »»

Alarming lapse at Secret Service cannot be allowed ever again

October 6, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House recently. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Difference maker in governor race could be deception

October 5, 2014 There was an interesting combination of bullet points to come out of the recent Franklin and Marshall College poll regarding the governor's race. more »»

Bipartisan bill keeping pedophiles out of schools is long overdue

October 4, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Right-to-Know Law beat goes on: Improvements, mixed with shortcomings

October 3, 2014 Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, even with an upgrade several years ago, still has its share of shortcomings. more »»

Community sorely needs new path at 600 Campbell St.

October 2, 2014 The building formerly known as The Center is supposed to be a headquarters for hope, particularly for young African-Americans in Williamsport. more »»

Event is a positive landlord step with rental properties

October 1, 2014 There was a very important meeting held last week that hopefully will help reduce the problem of local rental properties being used for illegal activities. more »»

Official trail at Rose Valley Lake worth serious look

September 30, 2014 Just by the force of its sheer beauty, Rose Valley Lake is a popular trail for area bikers and hiker. more »»

Nothing small about concerns for lone wolf attacks on the U.S.

September 29, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Center’s hearings prove value of anti-heroin bills

September 28, 2014 During four statewide hearings regarding the heroin epidemic this past summer, the bipartisan Center for Rural Pennsylvania confirmed a lot of suspicions surrounding the problem. more »»

Recent events show decisiveness is not Obama’s strong suit

September 27, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

The battle between truth and facts on state issues persists

September 26, 2014 The truth has never come easy for Pennsylvanians when it comes to issues such as public pensions, education funding and those slick television ads that dominate each political season. more »»

Reentry service center can be game changer for Lycoming County

September 25, 2014 The reentry service center that opened last week at the Pine Street Executive Plaza has the potential to be a game changer regarding Lycoming County's prison operations. more »»

Mission belatedly started in Syria must be successful

September 24, 2014 The United States and five Arab countries finally launched a committed airstrike Monday night to stop the dangerous expansion of an Islamic State group that has been beheading Americans and others... more »»

Public, individual partnership only way to defeat heroin

September 23, 2014 The Sun-Gazette has been running a series of personal stories this month, picking the brains of people who have been impacted in some way by the area’s heroin problem. more »»

 
 
 

 

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