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Government privacy not more vital than that of cellphone users

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

State budget: Better but still lacking fundamental change

July 13, 2016 After the protracted embarrassment that surrounded the 2015-16 state budget, the machinations that have evolved into the 2016-17 budget are a walk in the park. Go. more »»

Key bills vital to enhancing public’s right to know

July 12, 2016 Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, meant to let people know more completely the status of their business being executed by the public entities they fund with taxes, has been improved and refined over the... more »»

Gas royalty bill deserves bipartisan support in House

July 11, 2016 A bill protecting the royalty payment rights of local property owners leasing land for gas drilling has made it beyond the committee hurdle of the state Legislature. more »»

The opioid crisis becomes bipartisan state budget factor

July 10, 2016 Bipartisan is not a term that blends naturally into the business of our state Legislature, particularly regarding budget matters and interaction with Gov. Tom Wol. more »»

Two giants of local emergency network deserve spotlight

July 9, 2016 It is impossible to heap enough praise and thanks on the people who make up the emergency response team of our region. more »»

Session on opioids worth it, but some steps are personal

July 8, 2016 There were 3,300 statewide drug overdoses in 2015, about nine per day. In Lycoming County this year, 12 people have died from drug overdoses. more »»

The FBI email findings: 1 and 1 don’t equal 2

July 7, 2016 Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told our nation’s citizens that she did not send or receive any emails on her private server containing classified information. more »»

At Denver tarmac, the Clinton rules are played out

July 6, 2016 In case you missed the memo, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, play by a different set of rules than the rest of us. more »»

President Obama takes ruling on immigration with predictable bitterness

July 5, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Today, renew your commitment to the basis of our nation

July 4, 2016 We come this morning to our nation’s birthday, a day to observe and celebrate the world’s most shining example of individual and economic freedom. more »»

News distortions can’t change truth about Benghazi

July 3, 2016 Mainstream news accounts following completion of the committee report on the deadly attacks on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, said there was no “smoking gun” in the 800-page report... more »»

Now is the time for news links to be formed with the UK

July 2, 2016 The United Kingdom’s people and government are among the oldest, warmest, staunchest friends we Americans have. Surely U.K. more »»

Continued increases in tuition worrisome at Penn College

June 30, 2016 The Pennsylvania College of Technology has a well-deserved reputation for providing a diversified, quality college education to students. more »»

‘Avenue of the Arts’ big step forward for unique city asset

June 29, 2016 Williamsport has had a strong reputation as a home to the arts for years. And the portfolio not only matches that reputation, but it’s growing. more »»

Defense spending bill: Smaller can still be better

June 28, 2016 There is much good in a defense spending bill approved overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate recently. more »»

Vote to continue economic trend makes no sense

June 27, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Somehow, terrorist tragedy prompts gun control debate

June 26, 2016 Somehow, the largest attack on American soil by terrorists since 2001 has turned into a gun control debate. Gun control fanatics in the U.S. more »»

State economic development programs questionable priority

June 25, 2016 It's called corporate welfare, and yes, that's meant to be a negative connotation. Now economic development funding from our state government doesn't always turn out bad. more »»



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