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Ethics law in Pennsylvania long overdue

September 14, 2015 Had James H. Short Jr. more »»

Climate fear puts Obama on thin ice

September 14, 2015 President Barack Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska with photographers in tow earlier this month, to send the world a message. The glacier is melting. more »»

Overdue voting option embraced

September 14, 2015 Who registers to vote during the “dog days” of August? Almost 5,000 Pennsylvanians, that’s who. As of Sept. more »»

Victims need to be shown some priority

September 12, 2015 If you need any more reason to wonder why the victims of crime in Pennsylvania scratch their head regarding the state’s restitution policies, consider the following: the Victim’s Witness Services... more »»

Generosity still has its downside

September 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — At first, the pictures from the borders of the Mediterranean Sea are nothing but heartbreaking. more »»

Rebranded Hillary just more of same

September 11, 2015 What if this is as good as it gets? You have to wonder if that’s what Hillary Clinton’s handlers are saying to each other right about now. more »»

State needs new pension plan

September 9, 2015 It would swap deep cuts in public employees’ retirement security for $300 million more to partially restore K-12 education funding eliminated from former Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2011-12 budget. more »»

Rail authority fulfilling mission

September 8, 2015 For over 30 years, the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) has been a self-sustaining engine of economic development for central Pennsylvania. more »»

Superior outsider? It’s Carson

September 8, 2015 While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. more »»

Labor union support encouraged

September 7, 2015 Today we recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country ru. more »»

Residents must fight EPA regulations

September 5, 2015 As of Sunday, state lawmakers have exactly one year to make one of the most important decisions of their time in office: Will Pennsylvania submit an implementation plan to the Environmental... more »»

Moynihan explains GOP race

September 4, 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan — four-term U.S. more »»

Affirming Maynard’s right to die

September 4, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. more »»

It’s time for online registration

September 2, 2015 Imagine if there were a way to save taxpayer money, fulfill an important role of government with far greater accuracy and efficiency and bring about increased participation in our democrac. more »»

For Catholic education, a new era

September 1, 2015 A new era is dawning for Catholic education in the Altoona area. more »»

Heroin epidemic needs focus

September 1, 2015 Steve was guest-hosting “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR recently, and the topic was the nationwide upsurge in heroin addiction. The first caller was Stacy from New Albany, Indiana. more »»

Diocese must prioritize education

August 31, 2015 Over the past year, the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has put families, students, teachers and staff at their Blair County Catholic schools through an emotional and spiritual ringer over the pending... more »»

Carter’s spirituality brings peace

August 27, 2015 When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. more »»

On immigration, pander to Trump

August 27, 2015 Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. more »»

Don’t dismiss ‘outsider’ candidate

August 26, 2015 “There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear” said Buffalo Springfield GOP. In my view, it already has happened in local state Senate and House elections. more »»

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