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Editorials

Pennsylvania’s wildlife corridors help all species

Pennsylvania, Penn’s Woods, still is among the most forested of all states. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 58% of the state’s land is wooded. That translates into an abundance of wildlife, as hunters, hikers, bird watchers, nature photographers and, unfortunately, ...

Lead piping issue isn’t going away

“Your tap water can hang out in some pretty seedy joints” is the message in close proximity to containers of one brand of bottled water sold by some area stores. Accompanying that message and, of course, the containers of water for sale is a picture depicting one example of the ...

City parking options need expressed

A path of open communication averts misunderstandings and, generally, can be beneficial to all involved in, or affected by, a decision or new policy. Thus, the Altoona Parking Authority’s plan to meet with downtown businesses’ owners to gauge support for what has been described as a more ...

Address turnpike ‘leakage’

Probably no one with any real understanding or logical suppositions surrounding the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s switch to all-electronic tolling subscribed to the shortsighted notion that the travel entity would not experience serious challenges in ensuring that a superior toll-collection record ...

West Virginia battle should remain a lesson

It’s been 100 years since miners in Logan County took up arms against law enforcement, private security forces and strikebreakers in the Battle of Blair Mountain. What started as a protest march and an attempt at unionization ended in bloody conflict. It wasn’t the first time things had ...

York teachers must be free to teach race

An Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin. A letter from the executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. A coloring book of African Adrinkra symbols. Materials from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Teachers in Central York ...