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Court needs to curb some of the excesses of Obama administration

February 1, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court justices often are called upon to interpret difficult, highly technical points of law and the Constitution. At least some of them may be grateful this week includes a no-brainer. more »»

President Obama's State of the Union detached from reality

January 31, 2014 President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was, in many ways, a compacted version of his five years in the Oval Office. more »»

Local school budget numbers may be indicative of trend

January 30, 2014 The early estimates of revenues and costs for the Williamsport Area School District's 2014-15 budget are not encouraging. There's a $2. more »»

Gambling industry revenue in state takes inevitable dip

January 29, 2014 Pennsylvania collected $1.4 billion in taxes from state-sanctioned gambling last year, making it the nation’s second largest gambling market behind Las Vegas. That’s the good news. more »»

Public union workers deserve protection over spending of dues

January 28, 2014 In 2012, the state’s main government unions, including the Pennsylvania State Education Association, spent nearly $5 million of member dues on political activities and lobbying. more »»

Obama hasn't made health care more affordable for seniors

January 27, 2014 For the past couple of years, senior citizens have been warned that part of the federal government’s takeover of the health care system involves massive cuts to the Medicare program. more »»

Corbett vision for natural gas drilling in state unchanged

January 26, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett was in the area Monday and the centerpiece of his visit was a sort of energy pep talk at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Earth Science Cente. more »»

Despite health care website failure, CGI has dollar parachute

January 25, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — www.healthcare.gov — last fall. more »»

Voter ID law curiously spiked by state judge

January 24, 2014 A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that the photo ID requirement for voting in Pennsylvania is onerous and thrown out the state voter ID law. We wonder if Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. more »»

Tragedy heightened by slow release of chase details

January 23, 2014 Everyone knows a high-speed police chase when they see one. Sirens blare. Lights flash. There is plenty of speed. Motorists are supposed to pull over when emergency vehicles come up behind them. more »»

River walk getting the one thing it sorely needs – parking

January 21, 2014 In a relatively short period of time, the Susquehanna River Walk has become a staple attraction of our regio. more »»

Obama's claim Iraq is over gets thinner by the day

January 20, 2014 When President Barack Obama insisted U.S. troops had been pulled out of Iraq, we warned he was not being entirely candid. Thousands of Americans remain in harm’s way there. more »»

Without change in mindset, state budget outlook is gloomy

January 19, 2014 Unless state Rep. Garth Everett’s math is off, the 2014-15 state budget talks are starting out with a $1 billion deficit to resolve. more »»

Is the health care promise first of many to be broken in 2014?

January 18, 2014 As 2014 unfolds, many Americans will be confronted by one of President Barack Obama’s bigger lies — they will learn they cannot, in fact, stay with trusted health care professionals of their choice. more »»

Flood insurance law claims victim – county reassessment

January 17, 2014 The mess that is the new federal flood insurance law has claimed another local casualty – Lycoming County’s planned reassessment. more »»

Two-way development downtown plausible, but trends die slowly

January 16, 2014 A well-known city developer, John Albarano II, leveled public criticism at the City of Williamsport last week, alleging that the administration and City Council have an unbalanced set of downtown... more »»

Flood insurance act must be repealed now to avoid crisis

January 15, 2014 Anger. Frustration. Fear. Despair. Those are the kinds of emotions the Biggert-Watters Flood Insurance Act of 2012 is prompting. With good reason. more »»

Franklin best choice to return PSU to 'winning with honor'

January 14, 2014 New Penn State University football coach James Franklin has won consistently at Vanderbilt University, a strong academic institution in the Southeastern Conference, where it was thought no one could... more »»

EPA shows it can't even police its own high-ranking execs

January 13, 2014 One wonders how President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency officials expect the public to trust the agency when it cannot even police its own high-ranking executives. more »»

 
 

 

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