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Budget stalemate hurts PA

July 12, 2015 Twelve days into Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year, the prospects of having an approved 2015-16 state budget in place anytime soon appear no closer than when Gov. more »»

Woman on money overdue

July 8, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Policies embolden Taliban

July 7, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Stretching Right-to-Know law

July 6, 2015 When Pennsylvania updated its Right-to-Know Act in 2008, it replaced a version written back in the 1950s which was considered to be one of the worst in the nation. more »»

Shuster’s vision for air traffic includes bumps

July 5, 2015 With reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration set to come up before Congress later this year, Re. more »»

Celebrate freedom with unity

July 4, 2015 Independence Day is a fun day, but no citizen of this land should allow it to pass without some display of patriotism, whether it be flying the American flag; wearing red, white and blue; attending... more »»

Put safety at top of July 4 list

July 3, 2015 Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but firecrackers and aerial fireworks have made their presence known for a number of days leading up to this important national holiday. That’s nothing ne. more »»

We can’t let down our guard

July 2, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»

Our view

June 30, 2015 When it comes to bridges, Blair County is in need of a long-range plan spelling out maintenance and financial support. more »»

Legislature, Wolf must take time, get budget right

June 28, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf is well aware that the aggressive spending and tax proposals that he unveiled during his 2015-16 budget address in March aren’t going to come to pass. more »»

Oprah not an ace for Trump

June 26, 2015 Some readers might regard it as foolish to editorialize on the long-shot presidential campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump. more »»

CK board shouldn’t rush start

June 25, 2015 Some Claysburg-Kimmel School District parents might be angry about the school board’s proposal to change the admittance timetable for kindergarten. They have a right to objec. more »»

Quiet water discussion is bad PR

June 24, 2015 Lawyers are in courtrooms across this land every week arguing points of law. more »»

Obama gesture too costly

June 23, 2015 Ski resorts in America don’t do a booming business at this time of the year. more »»

Keystone Exam process needs new examination

June 21, 2015 School districts and the professional educators they employ should decide whether a student is ready for graduation, not a state or federal bureaucrat or a testing servic. more »»

Our view

June 17, 2015 State government often merits criticism for actions or failure to act. The next two weeks will determine whether the administration of Gov. more »»

What makes a heavy drinker?

June 17, 2015 There’s been a significant rise in “heavy drinking” among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. more »»

Double standard about reporting domestic violence

June 17, 2015 Brittney Griner was a huge college star in women’s basketball two years ago. more »»

IRS should focus on big picture

June 16, 2015 It’s an understatement to say that the Internal Revenue Service isn’t among Americans’ favorite government agencies. more »»

Eichelberger, teachers agree to disagree

June 14, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

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