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Ill-conceived political policies impacting nation’s trade debt

February 19, 2015 One of the greatest indicators of the economy of the United States is the status of its import and export volume. On that front, the news is not good. The United States trade deficit jumped 17. more »»

Lycoming’s new science center: Lots to get excited about

February 18, 2015 When Lycoming College President Kent Trachte recently toured the new science facility under construction at the school, he got excited at the thought of students using the building. more »»

More than a name needed to trim costs of state government

February 17, 2015 With much fanfare, Gov. Wolf recently announced a new name for the office charged with finding cost savings in Pennsylvania’s state government. Gov. more »»

A naive approach on reducing public school federal mandates

February 16, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public school. more »»

Funding the levee: Convene panel for long-term solutions

February 15, 2015 The stricter flood levee certification regulations enacted after Hurricane Katrina are costing Greater Williamsport $1 million by the end of this year. more »»

Finally, the arena dream becomes reality downtown

February 13, 2015 After four years of planning, the pieces are finally starting to fall in place. more »»

Americans waking up to dangers of $18 trillion national debt

February 13, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Obama seeks end to ‘mindless austerity’ that doubled debt

February 12, 2015 The United States is $18 trillion – that's with a "t" – in debt. Most people know that. Apparently, President Obama is unaware of the debt. more »»

Wolf’s public land drilling ban latest gas industry hurdle

February 11, 2015 New Governor Tom Wolf says he wants the gas industry to thrive in Pennsylvania. He’s got a strange way of showing it. more »»

Another try at ending impractical Prevailing Wage Act

February 10, 2015 Maybe some new blood can get some long overdue state legislation passed. York County state Sen. more »»

Be careful with use of asset forfeiture against criminals

February 9, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Marino: Change in attitude can bring Washington results

February 8, 2015 There is, believe it or not, a path to progress from lawmakers in Washington that could deliver several solutions to some of the nation's more pressing problems. more »»

Oil price inconsistency points to need for long-term energy plan

February 7, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains recently. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Jordan pilot’s death: Time for U.S.-led effort against ISIS

February 6, 2015 On Tuesday, Islamic State militants released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. Within 12 hours Jordan had retaliated by executing two al-Qaida prisoners. more »»

Wolf’s dismissal of Open records leader: Unnecessary squabble

February 5, 2015 It doesn’t appear Gov. Tom Wolf is in a compromising mood regarding his dismissal of the leader of the state Office of Open Records, one of the final appointments of Gov. Tom Corbett. more »»

Two bills increase leaseholder rights with gas companies

February 4, 2015 We are big boosters of the natural gas industry and what it has done for the region and state economy, as long as the drilling is done with correct environmental standards in plac. more »»

Yaw: Pension reform on the must-do list for state Senate

February 3, 2015 State Sen. Gene Yaw, addressing a luncheon last week, said pension reform will be the state Senate’s first order of business this legislative session. more »»

Republican disputes over policies not necessarily a bad thing

February 2, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

New ideas needed to end education tax spiral locally

February 1, 2015 The announcements seem to be coming with mind-numbing regularity. more »»

We should never forget the inhumanity of The Holocaust

January 31, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

 
 
 

 

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