Opinion

Guns are not people

Letters to the editor

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Cogan Station The following is from columnist Walter E. Williams and makes a lot of sense and should be considered by all advocating greater gun control. “With greater accessibility to guns in the past, why wasn’t there the kind of violence we see today, when there is ...

Flag Day Facts

Columns

The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution on June 14, 1777, establishing the first Congressional standard for official United States ensigns. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ...

Canine comparison

Letters to the editor

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station President Trump reminds me of a Chihuahua. For example, Trump spends his days yapping to build himself up in the eyes of his followers. Also, Trump stays close to his base the way a Chihuahua bravely roams its fenced-in yard. And like a Chihuahua, it is ...

G8, G7 … G-Zero

Letters to the editor

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia It’s currently called the G7, or G6+1 if you consider America’s approach seems to be floundering. This can shown with two photos: The official group shot compared to the one of Germany’s Angela Merkel appearing to be on conflict with President ...

Gov. Wolf fails climate change

Letters to the editor

RICHARD WHITEFORD Downingtown When President Trump shocked the world by rescinding America’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of governors created the U.S. Climate Alliance to collectively cut their state’s carbon emissions enough to meet America’s pledge to the ...

State university faculty are an appreciating asset

Columns

By DAVID A. ATKINSON News stories make crystal clear that the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education confront tough problems, brought to the fore by a disturbing drop in enrollment. To deny the need for rethinking and restructuring is myopic, and for a few ...

Grange urges farm eminent domain curb

Letters to the editor

WAYNE CAMPBELL Newport The Pennsylvania State Grange is urging the Pennsylvania House Local Government Committee to vote for legislation preventing school district taking of protected farmland through eminent domain. This practice involves private property being seized for a public sector ...

Government job creation a myth

Columns

By NATHAN BENEFIELD Can government create jobs? If you ask Gov. Tom Wolf, you won’t get a straight answer. On the one hand, Wolf promised Amazon millions—likely billions—in taxpayer subsidies to build a second headquarters in the commonwealth and create jobs. On the other, Wolf ...

Feral cat problem

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan I live in Chatham Village here in McElhattan. We had a feral cat problem for several years. The feral cats caused over $800 in damage to the central air system to my mobile home. My solution is catch the cats in traps to have them put down at my own expense. ...

In Harrisburg

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g State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net g State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com g State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com g State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

Bible digest

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“For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11 AKJV) Humility is big in the eyes of God.

It’s not the end of the fight against opioids

Letters to the editor

ALEX JOHNSON Williamsport Increased awareness through community education and engagement, and strengthening of partnerships within the community represent a few of the many accomplishments of Project Bald Eagle. It was a key organization at a critical moment in time, made up of important ...

Bible digest

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“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.” (Joshua 1:8 AKJV) Focus on God ...

Rising suicide rates are a wake-up call for us all

Editorials

“When you think you’ve had too much of this life — hang on.” — R.E.M. epression and anxiety seem to be more prevalent in society today. You can decide yourself what’s causing more people to suffer from depression — you can even politicize it if you want — but the bottom ...

In honor of Flag Day (June 14)

Letters to the editor

CODY LEE HOOVER Williamsport It was the evening of July 18, 1863, around 6 p.m., when the Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts stepped in front of his men and prepared them to storm the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner. The regiment had marched for two days in rain and searing heat to ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

Editorials

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Become an organ donor today

Letters to the editor

XAVIERA BEWARD Honey Grove, Pa. There are thousands of people dying every year from something that is completely preventable. These lives could be saved by organ donation if there were enough organ donors. Won’t you consider becoming an organ donor and changing somebody’s life? ...

Alzheimer’s awareness

Letters to the editor

JONI SHENCK Harrisburg June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s and learn ways to take action online at alz.org/abam. Go purple in June. Truth: Alzheimer’s is a public health issue and the most expensive disease in America. In ...

Point …… Counterpoint – The Issue: Immigration

Columns

President Trump's sound and fury on immigration has delivered close to nothing. Trump never lets up, thundering against "illegal aliens" as a criminal class while pushing his enforcers to treat the impoverished ones without mercy. But actually, illegal immigration is again rising -- and ...

Point …… Counterpoint – The Issue: Immigration

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One of the rules of our politics is that it's permissible to accuse the Trump administration of anything, and the claim that it "lost" 1,475 migrant children fits the bill. It has lit up social media and made the debate over a new Trump policy of "zero tolerance" at the border even more ...