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Nurture, don’t punish, natural gas that tops U.S. energy sources

July 16, 2015 About 31 percent of electrical power generation in April in the United States came through natural gas. With that figure, natural gas official passed coal – at 30 percent – as the largest U.. more »»

Commissioners correctly restore public action on personnel matters

July 15, 2015 The Lycoming County Commisioners have correctly reversed a policy they adopted in January and have restored the longstanding practice of replacing, promoting and reclassiftying county employees at... more »»

Congress should probe e-mail abuse within government

July 13, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government e-mail accounts and servers for their official correspondence. more »»

Bald Eagle Project: Daunting tasks need everyone’s help

July 13, 2015 In the past five years 53 people in Lycoming County have died from overdosing on an opioid. Local emergency rooms have accepted more than 150 drug overdose victims on the verge of death. more »»

Reentry program showing hopeful signs in first year

July 12, 2015 Nine months into its operation, the Lycoming County Reentry Service Center had cost county government $448,375, well within its 2015 budget of $808,28. more »»

Efforts geared to true health care program worth it

July 11, 2015 Scare tactics have been an integral part of the liberal strategy for attempting to foist the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American peopl. more »»

For the third time, Open Records Law improvement sought

July 10, 2015 Say this for state Sen. Dominic Pileggi, a Chester County Republican: At least he's trying to get Pennsylvania's Open Records Law right. more »»

Liquor privatization veto preserves a faulty, old system

July 9, 2015 We expected Gov. Wolf to veto the liquor privatization proposal he was sent last week. more »»

City Council correct to resist broker switch without proper vetting

July 8, 2015 Mayor Gabriel J. Campana recently attempted to switch insurance brokers providing workers compensation coverage to an agency whose owner contributed $2,500 toward his reelection. more »»

Unnoticed asset may be most vital natural gas strength

July 7, 2015 It may be the most unnoticed asset that comes with the natural gas industry. And it may be the most important asset. more »»

Get a woman on the $10 bill free of political correctness

July 6, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

New funding formula: Details awaited with some trepidation

July 5, 2015 The details about the new public school funding being considered by the Legislature are starting to come out, and there are winners and losers to be sure among the state’s 500 school districts. more »»

On this July 4th, a new resolve must take root

July 4, 2015 Another July 4th dawns with what seems like unrelenting clouds over our world-envied, 239-year-old experiment with democratic government. Terrorists are rallying for our demise. more »»

Get federal fiscal house in order or face a meltdown

July 3, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»

The state budget: We need leadership, not vetoes, from governor

July 2, 2015 To the surprise of just about no one, the Republican-controlled state Legislature approved a new state budget without a single Democrat vote and Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed it within hours. more »»

Treatment court provides path to lawyer certification

July 1, 2015 One minute Matt Welickovitch of Williamsport was studying law. The next minute he was being arrested for his third DUI. So much for the dream of becoming a lawyer, right? Not so fast. more »»

Penn College tuition hike at least within the bounds of reason

June 30, 2015 The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of directors recently passed a 2015-16 budget for the school. It includes a 2.78-percent increase in tuition. more »»

Susquehanna Thruway will be worth the wait

June 30, 2015 Officials of the state Department of Transportation have announced that the 12-mile stretch on and around Route 15 at the congested Shamokin Dam strip will take 10 years to complete at a cost of... more »»

Legislature should stand ground on budget priorities

June 28, 2015 The state budget battle lines were drawn six months ago. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf wants to increase the spending by 9 percent to $31. more »»



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