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Opinion

Wolf’s patience shows leadership

Letters to the Editor

Mayor Goodman of Las Vegas offered up Las Vegas as a control group. Did she ask any of her constituents how they felt about this? The governor of Georgia opened up a lot of businesses that require close contact. Does he realize that he is opening up his state as a control group, too? I ...

Busy pharmacists deserve kindness

Letters to the Editor

I was at the Duncansville Walmart Pharmacy and a woman came in with a “mask” made of a flimsy piece of lace, positioned under her nose. It was so light that when she breathed or talked, it fluttered in the breeze. She was making a scene, harassing the pharmacist, stating “I can’t ...

We need to stop supporting China

Letters to the Editor

Trust me when I say the Chinese government are bad folks, folks. If Joe Biden is the next U.S. president, the crazy Democrats will have themselves one great puppet. I believe most Dems already have a plan to erase middle-class in our country. Do you want to wake up every morning in a ...

Restrictions cause loved one to die alone

Letters to the Editor

To everyone calling for our country to reopen before we’re ready, I say not yet. This virus hit home for me and my family. I lost my oldest brother, Eric Kinard, on May 1 — not to the virus but a heart attack. Because we do not have a handle on this pandemic, Eric died alone, in a ...

Let’s hope ‘new normal’ gets closer to past life

Letters to the Editor

If you ask me what scares me more, “COVID-19” or a “new normal,” it would be the latter. I am confident there will be a COVID-19 treatment and vaccine in less time than we suspect. There’s simply too much at stake. I am most fearful, though, of what the response to this virus is ...

Legislators should forgo summer plans

Editorials

After being told for weeks to “stay at home,” Pennsylvanians should start a new rallying cry: “Stay in Harrisburg.” Traditionally, after passing a budget around July 1, the General Assembly goes on a two-month-plus vacation, euphemistically referred to as a district work period. But ...

Don’t forget census

Editorials

More than a month into the 2020 census, many people have yet to respond. As of Wednesday, 57.3 percent of households nationwide had responded, and just a bit more, 59.9 percent, of Pennsylvania households had responded. Blair County residents have done a little better, census data shows, ...

Show appreciation for direct care staff

Letters to the Editor

I would like to pay tribute and show appreciation for all the direct care staff who have been tirelessly working through the pandemic. Direct care staff are the frontline support for people with intellectual disabilities. In the best of times, they work long hours with people who have a wide ...

Trump’s leadership screams for guidance

Letters to the Editor

When President Donald Trump quacks, Republicans grovel. If we were to believe everything he has quacked, we would all know that Trump is the greatest world leader of all time. His total and complete knowledge of everything is remarkable. Everything Trump quacks is the absolute truth — ...

Officials must keep gov’t limited, markets free

Letters to the Editor

In a Republic government, the powers come from the people — directly or indirectly. Putting safety measures in place during a crisis makes sense in the short term, but using said crisis mandates long­-term to transform America is overreach and tyranny. When we are no longer following ...

Trump should get better treatment from media

Letters to the Editor

President Donald Trump probably takes more abuse than any president in my time. It started the day he became president, and they have no respect for him in his daily briefings as the media shout, argue and show no respect. I don’t know what they will do when he gets reelected for four ...

Joyce has shown support for our area veterans

Letters to the Editor

I am a veteran and will be supporting Congressman John Joyce in the upcoming election. He has been a long-time supporter of our local VA Hospital and veterans groups, both as physician and the son of a WWII veteran. In 2019, he took the time to visit the Normandy Beaches to commemorate ...

PA drags its feet on CRNAs

Editorials

A proposed measure not acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly prior to the conclusion of its two-year legislative session does not carry over automatically to the following session. In order for the measure to have any hope of becoming law, it must be reintroduced and get back onto the ...

Like World War II, America will survive

Letters to the Editor

Before many of you were born, we had a world crisis on our hands. It was called World War II. As a nation, how did we respond? We accepted the shortage on many products. We had rationing and were issued coupons to obtain certain items. We grew a victory garden and did a lot of canning. ...

Democratic leadership much too ‘draconian’

Letters to the Editor

Once again, the Democrats are true to form of never let a good crisis go to waste. Along with their propaganda arm, the mainstream media, they are using every aspect of this virus to attack President Donald Trump. Even though the president shut down travel from China on Jan. 31, before the ...

How about a half day of school for safety?

Letters to the Editor

We need to get our kids back in school by first and always abiding by the guidelines to fight the coronavirus. Why not go to school a half day for everyone? Half the kids go in the morning, the other half go in the afternoon. That presents the opportunity to establish social ...

Are we really all in this together?

Letters to the Editor

“We’re all in this together.” I see this slogan on TV, in the newspaper, on peoples’ lawns, on billboards, etc. Unfortunately, I don’t believe this is an altogether true statement. If it were true, I wouldn’t see empty shelves in grocery stores. It seems that every item ...

America drifts away from important values

Letters to the Editor

People of America: When big companies started taking their factories out of our country, that is when America started to forget about God. We don’t want to believe he is in control. We want our government to give us everything on a silver platter. What happened to the American people who ...

Sadly, our nation has arrived at a crossroads

Letters to the Editor

As I sit at my sewing machine, I have been thinking about what this pandemic reveals about the American people and the American system. I am a tiny cog in an incredible machine of volunteers. We are making masks, running porch pantries, checking on neighbors and working for food banks. I ...

Time to reflect and be thankful

Letters to the Editor

I sit here thinking of all the service people we have to thank — doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, firemen, military — and I could go on and on. Every time we sit down at our dinner table, every time we put food in our mouths-it comes from a farmer. How often do we thank a farmer? ...