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Without change in mindset, state budget outlook is gloomy

January 19, 2014 Unless state Rep. Garth Everett’s math is off, the 2014-15 state budget talks are starting out with a $1 billion deficit to resolve. more »»

Is the health care promise first of many to be broken in 2014?

January 18, 2014 As 2014 unfolds, many Americans will be confronted by one of President Barack Obama’s bigger lies — they will learn they cannot, in fact, stay with trusted health care professionals of their choice. more »»

Flood insurance law claims victim – county reassessment

January 17, 2014 The mess that is the new federal flood insurance law has claimed another local casualty – Lycoming County’s planned reassessment. more »»

Two-way development downtown plausible, but trends die slowly

January 16, 2014 A well-known city developer, John Albarano II, leveled public criticism at the City of Williamsport last week, alleging that the administration and City Council have an unbalanced set of downtown... more »»

Flood insurance act must be repealed now to avoid crisis

January 15, 2014 Anger. Frustration. Fear. Despair. Those are the kinds of emotions the Biggert-Watters Flood Insurance Act of 2012 is prompting. With good reason. more »»

Franklin best choice to return PSU to 'winning with honor'

January 14, 2014 New Penn State University football coach James Franklin has won consistently at Vanderbilt University, a strong academic institution in the Southeastern Conference, where it was thought no one could... more »»

EPA shows it can't even police its own high-ranking execs

January 13, 2014 One wonders how President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency officials expect the public to trust the agency when it cannot even police its own high-ranking executives. more »»

Smaller should be better for future state Legislatures

January 12, 2014 With 203 state representatives and 50 state senators, the Pennsylvania Legislature is among the largest in the natio. more »»

Numbers show sky did not fall from partial shutdown

January 11, 2014 As part of their ongoing campaign to blame Republicans for everything bad that happens in the United States, President Barack Obama and fellow liberals warned this fall that the partial shutdown of... more »»

Don't drop talks to hike pay for city codes workers

January 9, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. more »»

Gas well study yields encouraging Northern Tier results

January 8, 2014 It doesn’t make the flashiest of reads, but the findings on gas drilling in the region compiled by Dr. Paul Wendel, a former Mansfield University professor, are encouraging. more »»

State standing in gas production move evidence industry is here to stay

January 8, 2014 While gas drilling activity has not been as robust the past two years as the boom years that preceded it, the industry is hardly on its death bed. The U.S. more »»

The fight against drug use in region gets added muscle

January 7, 2014 Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling says that 15 percent of the deaths his office investigates are drug related. more »»

Obama and Kerry are delusional with North Korea policies

January 6, 2014 The position President Barack Obama’s administration is taking toward North Korea would be laughable if it did not involve a threat to world peace. U.S. more »»

O'Brien replacement: To restore legacy, PSU must move forward

January 5, 2014 The brand of Penn State football – and the university itself – was jeopardized by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. more »»

Billions of dollars wasted on green energy initiatives

January 4, 2014 For as long as 30 years, the wind power industry will be permitted to do something no one else can get away with, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

$3 million state grant bolsters Destination 2014

January 3, 2014 Perhaps for the first time, the Destination 2014 project intended to create a hub of activity on the west end of downtown Williamsport appears to be more than just a dream. more »»

A wish for more public efficiency in the year ahead

January 2, 2014 Call it our wishlist for the region to thrive in 2014. This is not about your household. You’ve got your own challenges. We won’t meddle other than to wish you luck with them. more »»

2014 can be brighter with an attitude change

January 1, 2014 We enter 2014 on this New Year's day with the foundations of our lives teetering. At home, we worry over health care and what it will look like in the year to come. more »»



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