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Politics guides environmental policy of this administration

May 24, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

Ditch the flippant attitude for real Benghazi answers

May 24, 2014 Even looming select House committee hearings didn't change the Obama administration's demeanor toward killings of four Americans at the United States embassy headquarters in Benghazi, including... more »»

Destination 2014: Finance details still need to be finalized

May 23, 2014 The Destination 2014 Town Center project is an ambitious remake of an entire block of downtown Williamsport that is full of potential and great ideas. more »»

Zoning board acts correctly with OK of day reporting center

May 22, 2014 The plans for the Lycoming County Day Reporting Center took a huge, though difficult, step forward last week with Williamsport Zoning Hearing Board approval of an appeal of an earlier rejection. more »»

Strong copyright law supports journalism, informed communities

May 21, 2014 Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. more »»

Recent actions show Putin not being swayed by the world

May 20, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin laughed off U.S. "sanctions" on individuals and companies in his country a few weeks ago. President Barack Obama's reaction to that was – more of the same. New U.S. more »»

Don't send wrong message; Vote in Tuesday's election

May 19, 2014 We won’t sugarcoat it. There is not a lot that is going to be decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election. more »»

City hot-button issues need second look and calm rethinking

May 18, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana is doubling down and saying the basketball hoops at Memorial Park are down for good. more »»

Campaign for Stotz stamp makes all the sense in the world

May 16, 2014 In 1952, city resident Michael Marchese was delivering telegrams for Western Union when he met Carl Stot. more »»

FEC caught in the government wrongdoing web – with no fallout

May 16, 2014 You've seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is "severely reprimanded" and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Dropping of state voter ID pursuit is disappointing

May 15, 2014 Count us disappointed that Gov. Tom Corbett has chosen not to appeal a judge’s decision denying use of the state's voter identification law. more »»

Bases Loaded project gives city entrance that is one-of-a-kind

May 14, 2014 Every city would like to have something visual at its entrance that captures how the city is identified, but very few municipalities are able to establish that sort of dramatic signature. more »»

Even compromise not enough to liquor privatization foes

May 13, 2014 When it comes liquor privatization in Pennsylvania, even a compromise plan isn’t good enough for the opponent. more »»

Kerry's Israel comment misstep symptomatic of foreign police approach

May 12, 2014 Sometimes it seems as if so-called diplomats in President Barack Obama's administration are more interested in alienating Americans' friends than standing up to the enemies of liberty and equality. more »»

The sobering truth of heroin epidemic comes into full view

May 11, 2014 Officials from the health and business community laid out the local economic impact of the heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic at a recent Pennsylvania Economy League public issues foru. more »»

Time for Congress to get aggressive with Keystone XL pipeline

May 10, 2014 President Barack Obama is fond of using executive orders to pursue his agenda even when Congress disagrees. Perhaps it is time for lawmakers to return the favor. more »»

Old City section continues gaining development momentum

May 9, 2014 The momentum to develop "Old City", the part of Williamsport east of Market Street, continues. more »»

Ruling takes campaign funding dictatorships to another level

May 8, 2014 A federal judge in March ruled that a new breed of political money machine – superPACs – can get involved in Pennsylvania elections. more »»

Good flood news for Muncy area, but more is needed

May 7, 2014 Residents of Muncy Borough and Muncy Creek Township finally got some good flood insurance news recently. more »»

Park hoops dilemma creates unnecessary divisions in city

May 6, 2014 The City of Williamsport has spent $500,000 and four years developing a security camera setup to detect and prevent crime. Of the 10 cameras operating, four are in Memorial Park. more »»



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