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Parents must think about guns

December 11, 2014 The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy should give parents pause before buying toy guns for their children this holiday seaso. more »»

Science behind rule key

December 10, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

Police always on guard

December 9, 2014 People of central Pennsylvania joined Americans elsewhere in watching the troubling events in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

‘Sharing’ BackPack efforts

December 7, 2014 The benefits of childhood nutrition can’t be overstated. more »»

Day brings somber reminder

December 6, 2014 People are caught up in the getting-ready for Christmas that seems to begin earlier each year. more »»

FDA ruling too late for women

December 5, 2014 Many women here and across America are no doubt wondering “What were they thinking?” in regard to the slow, unconscionable response of the medical profession and U.S. more »»

Hagel’s departure negative

December 4, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Rioting stains Ferguson

November 29, 2014 The decision of a grand jury not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager in August produced what should be regarded as predictable results. more »»

Ready, set ... but shop safely

November 28, 2014 Early bargains preceding today’s Black Friday shopping experience have removed some of the pressures from this, the busiest shopping day of the yea. more »»

Today’s focus: Be thankful

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving is a day for being grateful, but it’s also a cornerstone of opportunity. more »»

Dialogue on prison important

November 26, 2014 Some Blair County taxpayers no doubt were dismayed to learn that the idea of constructing a new county prison had been broached by the prison boar. more »»

State can do better of tuition

November 25, 2014 There are hopeful signs in the College Board’s annual study of tuition trends, but prices for Pennsylvania students remain far higher than national average. more »»

Take a stand for the libraries

November 24, 2014 Amid all the discussion during this year’s gubernatorial campaign about public education funding, another bastion of learning was largely ignored. more »»

Supporting local business sustains entire community

November 23, 2014 During the coming month of holiday shopping, area residents will be witnessing more than the usual high-powered competition for their dollars. more »»

Leeway in court fines reasonable

November 21, 2014 Those who intentionally ignore payments on fines, costs and restitution ordered by Blair County’s courts should see the inside walls of the county prison. Few people would dispute that. more »»

Senator’s message falls short

November 20, 2014 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, ignores some important facts when he expresses the opinion that it will be up to Democratic Gov. more »»

New vets boss sends message

November 19, 2014 Earlier this year, a major, disgraceful scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs made headlines. more »»

Rosebud posture positive

November 18, 2014 Three months have passed since the Portage Township supervisors announced their troubling decision to curb dialogue with residents about coal dust and speeding trucks tied to Amfire Mining Co. more »»

On law banning gifts, Wolf off to smart start

November 16, 2014 Pennsylvania’s state law allowing gifts of any value to public officials, including lawmakers, always has raised the question of how many decisions were being based on considerations other than what... more »»

Do politicians get the message on education?

November 15, 2014 If there is one clear message from this year’s race for governor in Pennsylvania, it’s this: The way the state funds K-12 schools is neither fair nor adequate. more »»

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