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Opinion

Rabbi’s view conflicts with Orthodox Jews

Letters to the Editor

In response to Rabbi Audrey Korotkin’s commentary submitted by Planned Parenthood in the April 8 Mirror, I will not offer my opinion, only the opinion of Orthodox Jews. Conservative radio host Michael Medved, a Biblical, Orthodox Jew, states the law is clear. Orthodox Judaism “sanctions ...

Combining deer seasons makes sense

Editorials

Traditions are traditions for a reason, so we understand why some — perhaps many — hunters may be opposed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission choosing to combine the firearms buck and doe seasons into a single two-week period. The PGC is calling them “antlered” and “antlerless” ...

Fast food rush fueling America’s obesity issue

Letters to the Editor

According to the CDC, an estimated 42.5% of U.S. adults age 20 and over have obesity, including 9.0% with severe obesity, and another 31.1% who are overweight. Between 1960 and 1962, the CDC indicated that an estimated 31.5% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over were overweight, but only 13.4% ...

State must commit to nursing homes

Letters to the Editor

It’s time for Pennsylvania state government to fairly fund long-term providers that care for thousands of older Pennsylvanians in nursing homes. Medicaid funding, which covers most of the costs of care, has been flatlined by the Wolf administration. After a year of being in the heart ...

Hats off to township supervisors

Opinion

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants show up each and every day with one goal in ...

Approaching state finances with caution

Editorials

Pennsylvania’s revenue situation can be likened to what every day can be seen on the Weather Channel. One financial report sees storm clouds bearing down on the commonwealth; then, out of the fiscal atmosphere, rays of sunshine break through the clouds and portend calmer, pleasant ...