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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 »»

Our opinion: China’s game

November 24, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Our opinion: Cyber school ills

November 21, 2014 More than 36,000 students across Pennsylvania are registered in cyber charter schools, including some in the area covered by the Warren County School Distric. more »»

Our opinion: Resetting the VA

November 19, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

Our opinion: Wheeling, dealing

November 18, 2014 The new Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives appears ready to make a trade: Sell the state liquor system to big box retailers in exchange for a severance tax on Marcellus and other... more »»

Our opinion: Filibusters

November 7, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Our opinion: Time to clean up

November 5, 2014 Both winners and losers in the election yesterday should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may be tempted to do tha. more »»

Our opinion: Be enfranchised

November 4, 2014 This is the day when complaints turn to action, when strong beliefs about how you are governed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania turn pragmatic. Or, at least it should be. more »»

Our opinion: Sloppy Secret Service

October 30, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Our opinion: Candidates forum

October 29, 2014 What do you really know about the people running for office? For the great majority of voters, what they know comes from political advertising (an obviously filtered and polished source),... more »»

Our opinion: Supreme?

October 23, 2014 There’s just something about the robes, the thoughtful expressions in portraits, and their role as final arbiters of the law — all the laws — that cause one to suppose that Supreme Court justices ar... more »»



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