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Home-visiting programs vital

June 20, 2016 As president and CEO of Roaring Spring Blank Book Company, we employ more than 250 employees in Blair County. more »»

Orlando helps pastor find a voice

June 20, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Tech industry shows bright future

June 20, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Bloomberg Technology Conference was, as expected, a wonderfully inspiring event. It was an opportunity to see the people and hear the ideas that are shaping our global futur. more »»

State restricting legal abortions

June 20, 2016 When is a right no longer a right? That’s a question pro-choice proponents are asking in the midst of a recent spike in never-ending efforts to dilute, undermine, chip away at and otherwise render... more »»

Economy combating malaise

June 13, 2016 Some big things continue not to jibe when it comes to the American economy. more »»

Builder or blabber in White House?

June 13, 2016 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen last week gave a somber assessment of the current jobs market, throwing cold water on President Barack Obama’s election-year messagin. more »»

Fair funding formula a good step

June 13, 2016 Last week, I signed a fair funding formula into law, making Pennsylvania’s system of school funding fairer and more equitable. more »»

Mirror touched by recent passings

June 12, 2016 The Mirror is saddened by three recent losses to its extended family. One was Ed Frank, who passed away Thursday at the age of 8. more »»

Eight is enough: Parade reveals Kane dysfunction

June 10, 2016 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been through eight spokespeople in her tenure. No. 8, Chuck Ardo, resigned last week. He served a long stint as Gov. Ed Rendell’s press secretary. more »»

Addition, not subtraction, rules politics

June 10, 2016 Having worked, as a younger man, in three losing presidential campaigns and having been lucky enough to cover the past 10 presidential campaigns as a journalist, I have been forced to learn a few... more »»

Couric more TV star than journalist

June 10, 2016 In these days of news cycles measured in minutes, if not seconds, the Katie Couric scandal may seem almost as stale as Katie Couric herself. But bear with me. more »»

New guidelines will help treat Type 2 diabetes

June 6, 2016 The American Diabetes Association and 43 other health groups endorsed new guidelines last week calling for far greater use of gastric bypass surgery to treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease already... more »»

Campaigns ignore Middle East

June 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — So the latest battle for Fallujah has begun. It was, in fact, in its 10th day last weekend. more »»

Snoop’s right: Focus on black success stories

June 6, 2016 My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the “Roots” remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that... more »»

Transparency gets deserved win

June 4, 2016 The Public Utility Commission owes the people of Pennsylvania even greater transparency than is demanded by the Right-to-Know Law. more »»

British can make EU statement

June 4, 2016 LONDON — Leaders of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union hope that this month’s referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3,... more »»

Trump wiping out America’s morals

June 4, 2016 Donald Trump is on his way to being an authority figure. Some feel he’s already there. more »»

Beer sales show how our state often lags behind

June 3, 2016 In a move hailed by many, including Gov. Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board this past week permitted nine gas stations to sell six packs of beer. more »»

Bathroom great debate: Why the fear?

June 3, 2016 This, too, shall pass from the headlines in time, but while the issue of who can legally use what public bathroom is still red-hot, here are some thoughts. more »»

Arrogance of elitists shows

June 3, 2016 White teenage unemployment is about 14 percent. That for black teenagers is about 30 percent. The labor force participation rate for white teens is 37 percent, and that for black teens is 25 percent. more »»

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