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Congress should come down hard on Pentagon miscues

December 28, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a news report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Prison numbers speak to need for Day Reporting Center

December 27, 2013 The male inmate capacity for the Lycoming County Prison is 221. Through November, the average male population there was 209, as reported at the December meeting of the Lycoming County Prison Board. more »»

Traffic flow start of city East End business potential

December 26, 2013 Is the East End of Williamsport the next commerce corridor locally? We're not sure about that, but we know the first rule of business – location – is checked off. more »»

Keep Christmas in your heart the entire year

December 25, 2013 We receive this Christmas morning on so many different levels. For millions of children, last night Santa Claus came down a chimney and this morning there were gifts. more »»

County budgeting likely to get harder in future

December 24, 2013 The good news is that Lycoming County government has passed no-tax-hike budgets for 10 years in a row. The tax-increase-free decade became official with passage of the 2014 budget recentl. more »»

Two studies raise questions about climate change arguments

December 23, 2013 Two scientific studies that nearly crossed paths on the way to publication by the National Academy of Sciences raise serious questions about climate change — and the liberal knee-jerk reaction that... more »»

Nation will need more than this budget in future

December 22, 2013 The U.S. House and Senate have actually passed a budget with bipartisan support. That’s worthy of a shower of confetti in these days of politicized bickering that accomplishes little. more »»

Can Obama turn 180 degrees to solve problems?

December 21, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Raid is the sort of action needed to fight city problem

December 20, 2013 Williamsport codes, police and fire officials closed the property at 405 High St. recently after it had several building violations and police discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in the open. more »»

Agency, business take natural gas to another level

December 19, 2013 There’s one place you can go in Williamsport where gasoline costs less than $2 a gallon. Call it the visionary reward. more »»

A model for how transportation work creates jobs, economy

December 18, 2013 When the state transportation bill was passed recently, there was lip service paid to the job retention and expansion that can be fueled by road and bridge improvements. more »»

Final budget move: Pay should match new city codes role

December 17, 2013 The codes department for the City of Williamsport is being counted on to become another level of safety net for residents, assuring safe, up-to-regulation housing that is crime-free. more »»

Political campaign finance proposal: Beward of motive

December 16, 2013 Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal recently to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence... more »»

Move to streamline local school district management numbers

December 15, 2013 oday’s continuation of the Sun-Gazette’s Right to Know Project features a breakdown of the salaries and benefits of the superintendents of the region’s school district. more »»

Consider real science in debate over climate change

December 14, 2013 Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report. more »»

Army Reserve Center will serve practical purposes in future

December 13, 2013 It may not seem it when you observe how Washington does business, but it is possible for government to work like it's supposed to. more »»

Ultimate verdict on road bill years away

December 12, 2013 There has been expected criticism of the state’s recently passed transportation bill. more »»

Gas heating prices another dividend of drilling boom

December 12, 2013 About two-thirds of the Pennsylvanians who heat their homes with natural gas are paying the lowest December prices they’ve paid in a decade. more »»

Local property owners dealing with alarming flood insurance costs

December 11, 2013 About 10 percent of Lycoming County's 53,000 parcels are in the flood plain. more »»

Mandela: His power was in his grace and will to unify

December 10, 2013 The achievements that Nelson Mandela packed into 95 years of a life that ended peacefully last week are hard to even put into words. more »»



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