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Legislature, Wolf must take time, get budget right

June 28, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf is well aware that the aggressive spending and tax proposals that he unveiled during his 2015-16 budget address in March aren’t going to come to pass. more »»

Oprah not an ace for Trump

June 26, 2015 Some readers might regard it as foolish to editorialize on the long-shot presidential campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump. more »»

CK board shouldn’t rush start

June 25, 2015 Some Claysburg-Kimmel School District parents might be angry about the school board’s proposal to change the admittance timetable for kindergarten. They have a right to objec. more »»

Quiet water discussion is bad PR

June 24, 2015 Lawyers are in courtrooms across this land every week arguing points of law. more »»

Obama gesture too costly

June 23, 2015 Ski resorts in America don’t do a booming business at this time of the year. more »»

Keystone Exam process needs new examination

June 21, 2015 School districts and the professional educators they employ should decide whether a student is ready for graduation, not a state or federal bureaucrat or a testing servic. more »»

Our view

June 17, 2015 State government often merits criticism for actions or failure to act. The next two weeks will determine whether the administration of Gov. more »»

What makes a heavy drinker?

June 17, 2015 There’s been a significant rise in “heavy drinking” among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. more »»

Double standard about reporting domestic violence

June 17, 2015 Brittney Griner was a huge college star in women’s basketball two years ago. more »»

IRS should focus on big picture

June 16, 2015 It’s an understatement to say that the Internal Revenue Service isn’t among Americans’ favorite government agencies. more »»

Eichelberger, teachers agree to disagree

June 14, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Action needed in Antis

June 12, 2015 Antis Township officials are wrestling with two issues that are, at least in part, related. more »»

SS gaffe demands answers

June 11, 2015 Seventeen billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security progra. more »»

Clinton’s motives obvious

June 10, 2015 Last week in Houston, Texas, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed that Americans be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18. more »»

Address energy policy

June 5, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. more »»

Catholic meeting good sign

June 4, 2015 The scene in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Altoona on Monday was reminiscent of what people might expect to see in response to a controversial decision in one of the state’s 500 public... more »»

Cresson deserves more info

June 3, 2015 There’s no law requiring officials in Harrisburg to provide updates on the status of the former state prison property in Cresson Townshi. more »»

Local police in Pennsylvania need ‘radar club’

June 2, 2015 The summer travel season will mean millions of people crisscrossing the Northeast, many entering and exiting Pennsylvania on interstate highways and two-lane byways. more »»

Every graduate can contribute to better society

May 31, 2015 Members of the Class of 2015 need to keep in mind the central fact that’s applicable to each one of the. more »»

Cove board needs to be more open

May 29, 2015 Tuesday’s Spring Cove School Board meeting demonstrated why the board should require the district’s solicitor to be present at all regular and special sessions. more »»

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