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Personal tax forms’ early availability represent red flag

January 31, 2016 The fact that 2015 Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms and instructions already have begun to be available in state lawmakers’ offices raises at least one big point of conjectur. more »»

Flint debacle underscores safety of water

January 29, 2016 Think about how many times a day you go to your bathroom or kitchen sink and turn on the water. To brush your teeth. To wash your face. To shower. To bathe a child. To rinse off a baby’s pacifie. more »»

National Guard deserves credit

January 29, 2016 One motto of the Pennsylvania National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There. more »»

Election fate awaits our state

January 28, 2016 “Philadelphia 1948,” the cover story of the Aug. 7, 2000, issue of the magazine U.. more »»

Pell Grant: Hold line on increase

January 27, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Snowstorm brings out area’s best

January 26, 2016 Years from now, when people of Pennsylvania, as well as others up and down the East Coast, reflect on winters’ worst onslaughts, they will be including this past weekend’s snowstorm on their lists o... more »»

Accelerate Cresson efforts

January 25, 2016 Pennsylvania’s famous weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil will be awakened from his winter slumber on Feb. 2 to proclaim whether an “early” spring is on the way, or six more weeks of winter. more »»

School districts’ financial concerns are deep rooted

January 24, 2016 A front-page article in last Sunday’s Mirror provided a comprehensive picture of why Pennsylvania’s public school districts are facing such financial challenges and why property owners’ school tax... more »»

Guns bring false sense of security

January 23, 2016 Shoot first, repent later. An Ohio man is experiencing that after fatally mistaking his own 14-year-old son for an intruder. Police say the Cincinnati boy had left for the school bus stop on Ja. more »»

Restore state’s environment

January 23, 2016 The country-western duo-legend Brooks and Dunn had this “miss me” concept all figured out in 1995 with their smash hit of the same title. more »»

Legal smoking shouldn’t start until age 21

January 21, 2016 Amid the mourning and tributes following the death of David Bowie last week, we were struck by the number of photos that accompanied news stories or were shared on social media that showed the... more »»

Honoring legacy fit for ‘King’

January 18, 2016 Today, as this nation marks the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Eichelberger’s proposal would compound mess

January 17, 2016 During his annual year-end report Tuesday, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Considering collaboration beneficial

January 14, 2016 Cambria County’s 19 ambulance services do a great job in their life-saving role, day in and day out. That cannot be disputed. more »»

$1 billion should have smaller prizes n enter

January 13, 2016 The Powerball jackpot has surpassed the formerly unthinkable $1 billion mark, and it’s anyone’s guess what Saturday night’s jackpot figure will be if the millions of players seeking riches tonight... more »»

State’s financial picture remains locked in limbo

January 10, 2016 If Pennsylvania weren’t drifting in budgetary limbo, the news that the state’s incoming General Fund revenues for the first six months of Fiscal 2015-16 were $168 million above projections might be... more »»

Terrorism needs local response

January 9, 2016 Three cases of home-grown terrorism in the past month — including one in Harrisburg — point to the need for street-level vigilance. more »»

Gallitzin ordinance admirable

January 7, 2016 Gallitzin Borough’s new ordinance targeting drug felons might eventually have to withstand a court test in order to remain in effect. more »»

Improve municipal dialogue

January 6, 2016 Residents of three Cambria County municipalities will be the ultimate judges of whether their local officials acted acceptably regarding two police contracts that have not been renewed for 2016. more »»

Solar, wind fuels cost taxpayers

January 5, 2016 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»

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