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Events don’t end city problems, but can be start

May 29, 2015 It's been a tough month in Williamsport on the crime and misery front. There have been shootings. There has been death. That is the unvarnished truth. It's not an easy truth to live with. more »»

Judge should eliminate political cover for Clinton on e-mail release

May 29, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next step. more »»

The state’s fixes are doable, with attitude change

May 27, 2015 It will be quite a challenge for Gov. Tom Wolf to find common ground with the Republican-controlled state House and Senate as the budget talks heat up in the next mont. more »»

Public pools: Not all communities are created equal

May 27, 2015 Memorial Day was this week, so the public swimming pools are open for business. Well, sort of. more »»

Common Core: An imperfect education model forced on us

May 26, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Today, remember ultimate sacrifices of American soldiers

May 25, 2015 We live in an age when our military personnel are asked to defend the causes of peace and freedom on multiple dangerous fronts throughout the world. more »»

Has state tax reform’s time finally arrived?

May 24, 2015 They are talking serious tax reform in Harrisburg these days. And the discussions are aligned to state budget talks and an operations fund deficit. more »»

In White House, Hillary Clinton conflicts would be accentuated

May 23, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

Inaugural class of re-entry graduates a cause for hope

May 22, 2015 This wasn’t just any graduation. This was a celebration of changed lives and changed minds. more »»

Sanctity of a vote is illustrated be Tuesday’s results

May 21, 2015 The sanctity of a single vote was evident in Tuesday’s Primary Election results, as some of the most important party nomination races came down to just a few votes. more »»

State pension reform: Can crisis situation end partisanship?

May 19, 2015 After years of deadlock, any state pension reform legislation getting out of committee can be counted as progress. more »»

Broader local base for fighting heroin situation heartening

May 19, 2015 We’re heartened to hear people at the county level talking about stepping up to the plate and helping Williamsport law enforcement deal with the heroin problem on a broader level. more »»

Immigration scofflaw handling must change when Obama leaves

May 18, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Primary election: Lots on the line, including the principle of voting

May 17, 2015 Voting in all elections is important. more »»

Why was mailman not stopped before getting to White House?

May 16, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Project Bald Eagle: The necessary means to defeat heroin

May 14, 2015 Bald Eagles are independent and strong. And that’s what Project Bald Eagle is aiming to become. more »»

Prison count speaks to need for viable re-entry center

May 14, 2015 Lycoming County government leaders are hoping that the Reentry Services Center will reduce the daily prison population. Hopefully, that is what will happen. But it hasn’t happened yet. more »»

Hearing illustrates contrasting views of the gas industry

May 13, 2015 The state Department of Environmental Protection held a hearing on the gas industry recently to, uh, listen. more »»

State Senate taking a stab at significant pension fund reform

May 12, 2015 Pennsylvania has a $50 billion public employee pension debt. That’s a lot of zeroes. more »»

Appeasement is a weakness that never goes out of style

May 11, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been condemned rightly for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

 
 
 

 

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