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As a lame duck, Gov. Tom Corbett seems to have gathered some political tea leaves that he either didn’t have or failed to read during his regular term in office. One of the things that sunk his ship at the polls was his inability to prod the legislature,

December 30, 2014 As a lame duck, Gov. Tom Corbett seems to have gathered some political tea leaves that he either didn’t have or failed to read during his regular term in office. more »»

Our opinion: More is needed

December 29, 2014 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Our opinion: Congress addicted to pork

December 26, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Our opinion: Peace on Earth

December 24, 2014 As we close in on the end of a year that was punctuated by senseless violence and carnage around the world, some of the most egregious incidents perpetrated in the name of some religion, it might... more »»

Our opinion: No-spud rule a dud

December 23, 2014 If you are a low-income woman planning to pay for all or part of your groceries with vouchers from the federal WIC program, feel free to load up the cart with any fruits and vegetables you like. more »»

Our opinion: Someone who knows

December 22, 2014 Many voices have chimed during the past week in regard to the release of the U.S. more »»

Our opinion: An idea worth exploring

December 19, 2014 Readers of this newspaper are familar with the fact that there are a number of buildings in Warren County that have deteriorated to the point that they are uninhabitable. more »»

Our opinion: Shrinking sports

December 18, 2014 There was always a feeling in some quarters that the Warren County School District’s Master Facilities Plan, which retains four high schools and fewer elementary schools, was the result of a desire... more »»

Our opinion: Thanks for the sign

December 17, 2014 For most of us, the “Warren Wishes You Merry Christmas Happy New Year” sign on the south bank of the Allegheny River is as much a part of Warren’s identity as Gen. more »»

Our opinion: Young Americans

December 16, 2014 They stood at attention, motionless, ram-rod straight. Some of them were barely four feet tall, each of them in a perfectly presented uniform. more »»

Our opinion: Signatures needed

December 12, 2014 There are few volunteers who are open to more criticism than being a member of a local school board. It’s a thankless volunteering opportunity. more »»

Our opinion: Buy local for the holidays

December 11, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Our opinion: A new debate on toy guns

December 10, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Our opinion: Never giving up

December 5, 2014 “It’s always like yesterday when we’re out here,” said Louis Conter as he gazed out over the calming ripples that bely what happened at Pearl Harbor. more »»

Our opinion: Fatal toy guns

December 4, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police officer. more »»

Our opinion: An overwhelmed system

December 3, 2014 A state hotline jammed up Monday as hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians became eligible to take part in the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansio. more »»

Our opinion: Take a step back

December 2, 2014 We have nothing against big boxes or Black Friday, which really starts at about 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Thursday. more »»

Our opinion: A worthy pick

December 1, 2014 First came the theme for the this year’s Christmas Parade, Sounds of the Season, according to Publisher Bob Patchen. more »»

Our opinion: Lending a gentle hand

November 26, 2014 It’s not something we like to face, let alone talk about. Death, although an inevitable common denominator among we humans, isn’t generally a comfortable topic of conversatio. more »»

DUI Problem: The Paybacks

November 25, 2014 Much has been made of Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign to reform the state pension system, but little has actually been done about it. more »»



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