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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 »»

On Mother’s Day, Baltimore mom’s actions carry lesson

May 10, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Unity needed to strengthen Christian values that bind us

May 9, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

It’s time to move Legislature reduction forward in state

May 8, 2015 Pennsylvania operates the largest full-time Legislature in the country. more »»

Brotherhood banquet brings taste of what the best looks like

May 6, 2015 In the wake of senseless riots in Baltimore, we were reminded last week what the best in humanity looks like at the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance dinner. Keynote speaker retired Army Capt. more »»

Townships reject unrealistic impact fee payment plan

May 5, 2015 As part of the natural gas revenue package he is seeking, Gov. Tom Wolf wants to replace the three-year-old impact fee plan with an annual payment of $225 million to municipalities. more »»

The DEA mess: Lawmakers have only themselves to blame

May 4, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

The flood insurance tangle: A fight that should not exist

May 3, 2015 The necessary repeal of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012, which threatens the economic welfare of thousands of homeowners in our region, has not happene. more »»

Judge should deny latest appeal from Reagan shooter Hinckley

May 1, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Process of filling public offices abused in Susquehanna Twp.

May 1, 2015 In a few days, two supervisors will be appointed for Susquehanna Township by the Lycoming County judges. more »»

Local rental prices: The delicate balance is difficult to meet

April 30, 2015 The president of the Williamsport Landlords Association recently spoke to the Williamsport Rotary Club about the volatility of the property rental market in the Williamsport area. more »»

The city’s safety: Constant evaluation of procedures merited

April 29, 2015 There have been three disturbing shootings in Williamsport in the past two weeks. The shootings involved 10 people – mostly innocent bystanders –­ and one fatality. more »»

Sexual violence: We all have to work to turn the tide

April 27, 2015 Colleges are the ultimate places for learning growth in young people. Unfortunately, they are too often a nesting ground for sexual violence. That is not the fault of the colleges, but the fact is 19. more »»

So far, VA bureaucracy is winning over those seeking reform

April 27, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

Israel Bonds dinner underlines Mideast ally’s importance

April 26, 2015 Even in this global world we live in, it is sometimes hard to draw a close connection between what goes on in our country and what happens on the other side of the worl. more »»

Obama insists, but science hardly settled on climate change

April 25, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama persists in being untruthful about climate change. His record for veracity is abysmal. more »»



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