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The state's boring path may be best direction for future

April 25, 2014 The Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Don Meuser was in the region last week on a factual tour to illustrate the accomplishment of Gov. Tom Corbett, his boss, who is seeking a second term. more »»

Illegal immgrant numbers show lack of care for law

April 24, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

Pact helps county prison overcrowding, but doesn't solve it

April 23, 2014 The Lycoming County commissioners approved an agreement last week with Columbia County Prison for housing female inmates to alleviate prison overcrowdin. more »»

Don't overthink the slump in 2013 of gas industry

April 22, 2014 The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative studying the impact of Marcellus shale drilling over a five-state area that includes our region did not exactly give the industry rave reviews for 2013 i... more »»

Fall election will bring full debate on critical issues

April 20, 2014 The upcoming Primary Election does not pit Democrats against Republicans. That happens in the fall General Election. more »»

The tide against coal turns in Germany as energy reality sets in

April 19, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — was held recently in Berli. more »»

Battery of bills would protect gas royalty owners

April 18, 2014 In a perfect Pennsylvania world, the natural gas drilling in the state leads to a vibrant economy, quality employment, business and industry success, a revenue stream for leasing property owners and... more »»

Shifting away from property taxes not state budget cure-all

April 17, 2014 Property taxes in Pennsylvania are high. That's a fact So the prospect of eliminating them is tempting to property owners. more »»

City neighborhood's permanent momentum depends on residents

April 16, 2014 The former Brodart warehouse, vacant for years, is gone and just a memory, replaced by cleared land and the beginnings of a foundation for apartments and townhouse. more »»

New Lycoming College leader puts priority on city relationship

April 15, 2014 Understated excellence and capable leadership have marked the history of Lycoming College, the liberal arts school in the city’s east end that has been pumping out productive college graduates for a... more »»

NASA-Russia relationship could carry danger with it

April 14, 2014 NASA officials revealed this week that in protest of Russian actions in Ukraine, the U.S. space agency is suspending most cooperation with its Russian counterpart. more »»

Heroin problem can only be solved with community resolve

April 13, 2014 There is something about a public airing that tends to crystallize a community problem. more »»

Obama administration not enforcing law protecting bald eagles

April 12, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Transportation bill will have big impact on local roads

April 11, 2014 If you are wondering whether the state transportation bill will create more state highway work in the area, the numbers should answer the question. In the Williamsport area alone, $5. more »»

Long overdue records management system is online for city

April 10, 2014 Williamsport city police now have a computerized records management syste. more »»

Transportation bill's fruits about to show in region's bridges

April 8, 2014 The state transportation bill passed last fall to solve Pennsylvania’s highway and bridge woes carries with it some unwelcome outcomes. more »»

Public gets second chance at Route 220 safety plan input

April 8, 2014 There are 22,000 motorists who each day travel Route 220 between Woodward and Piatt townships. That makes the stretch of highway one of the busiest locally. more »»

Why the secrecy regarding Holder's personal flights?

April 7, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights that were taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

Zoning expansion of downtown district can be launching pad

April 6, 2014 Zoning changes aren’t the most sexy of government actions. more »»

Exempt volunteer fire department from Obamacare regulations

April 5, 2014 For many years, many residents of our area have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»



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