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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 »»

Colorado VA mess troubling

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scanda... more »»

Bigger trailers are road to ruin

May 27, 2015 The trucking industry has been making special deliveries in Washington, spending millions of dollars on lobbyists and in congressional campaign contributions in a new push to eliminate federal safet... more »»

Holiday deserves respect

May 25, 2015 There are conflicting claims about the origins of Memorial Day. more »»

Charter schools need to embrace transparency, too

May 24, 2015 The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools is resisting an effort by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to obtain charters’ financial information. more »»

Cameras should be priority

May 22, 2015 Pennsylvania shouldn’t need a pilot program for use of cameras in highway work zones to deter speeding. more »»

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