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Sanctuary city debate underscores sadly blurred lines

August 19, 2016 U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, in the heat of a battle to retain his Pennsylvania seat, was in Williamsport Monday with a warning. more »»

Council must restore transparency, make sorely needed changes

August 18, 2016 Police response records – public documents – released to a number of organizations with the promise they will not be published, but not made available to the taxpaying public through the Sun-Gazette... more »»

LLB Series offers one-of-a-kind event to showcase region

August 17, 2016 For the next 12 days, Williamsport and South Williamsport become worldwide datelines. more »»

Governor delivers opioid-fight funds; Results must happen

August 16, 2016 The state’s $20.4 million budget effort to tackle the opioid-addiction crisis in Pennsylvania got a local spin last week, complete with a news conference from Gov. Tom Wol. more »»

Check the facts – but include Hillary along with Trump

August 15, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Grow Pennsylvania? Start with a hard look at regulations

August 14, 2016 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President Rob Wonderling recently paid a visit to local business leaders to promote Grow Pennsylvania, a business initiative organized to establish private... more »»

‘Legal’ and ‘ethical’ often are two very different things

August 13, 2016 Pennsylvanians would be exceedingly upset if they learned their governor had accepted more than $200,000 in gifts from deep-pocket donors. more »»

Smoking cigarettes gets more expensive in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2016 Lighting up a cigarette in Pennsylvania got a lot more expensive this past week. The state’s $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax went into effect at 14,400 licensed retail outlets. more »»

County government makes solid decision on computer hardware

August 11, 2016 It sounds so technical and bureaucratic. Lycoming County is close to getting nearly $1.4 million in new computer hardware storage. more »»

Inefficiency alert: State government OT up 10 percent,

August 9, 2016 Pennsylvania state workers were paid a two-decade high $250 million in overtime in 2015, according to a report. That represents a 10 percent increase from 201. more »»

National Night Out a needed boost in community unity

August 9, 2016 A Williamsport citizens group leader said it represented the “spirit, energy and determination that is helping make neighborhoods safe. more »»

Sadly, knife attack on priest in France is not suprising

August 8, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass recently. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

State funding to local school districts ultimately strong

August 7, 2016 When the dust settled on the new state budget, the results were pretty good regarding public education allocations to the eight Lycoming County school districts. more »»

Sadly, knife attack on priest in France is not suprising

August 6, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass recently. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

Another day, another detour, another street fix

August 5, 2016 It must feel these days like there are no streets in Williamsport that don't come with an orange cone and a detour sign. more »»

Don’t wait for a drought to conserve on water usage

August 4, 2016 The area does not quite qualify for the D-word – drought. But the danger of it exists if those sustained rains that saturate the ground continue to miss our region. more »»

City rental measure passes big federal court challenge

August 3, 2016 The city of Williamsport’s rental ordinance passed a major test last week. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann dismissed the civil lawsuit of John DeRaffele, of New Rochelle, N.. more »»

Add an audit and a fed fee probe to state pension mess

August 2, 2016 It’s not enough that the state of Pennsylvania has a public pension funding crisis that, if not addressed soon, threatens to swallow up most of the state’s funding of regular operations and human... more »»

Obama and Clinton ill-suited to give advice on U.S. commitments

August 1, 2016 President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other... more »»

Casinos unimpressed with prospect of $1 million licenses

July 31, 2016 State lawmakers recently passed legislation giving the state’s 12 casinos the ability to sell liquor between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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