Opinion

Change is coming to health care

Columns

It's a solid bet that our health care future won't look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election. If Donald Trump is reelected, we know where health coverage for ...

In Washington, D.C.

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- 12th Congressional District, 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://clerk.house.gov/member_info/index.aspx - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: ...

On the topic of mental illness

Letters to the editor

HAROLD A. MAIO Fort Myers, Fla. Clinton County Commissioner Paul Conklin recently addressed mental illness in a proclamation, with the quote, “Help end the silence and stigma surrounding mental illness ...” Actually, we have never spoken more, and though there are indeed people who ...

The quirky Pennsylvania constitution

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According to Article 9, Section 4 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, dealing with county government, three County Commissioners shall be elected in each county. In the election of these officers, each qualified elector shall vote for no more than two persons, and the three persons receiving ...

Minimum wage nullifies the economic ladder

Letters to the editor

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run Most low-wage jobs are initial. And there would be many more such jobs if they were not prevented by minimum wage legislation. Such jobs are often entry points into the world of work. As people accumulate the skills that are required for successful employment, ...

Remedial reading

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro I’ve uncovered a serious literacy problem in America. I tuned to Fox News the other night and watched newscasters, Republican senators, POTUS and even the attorney general proudly announce that the Mueller Report showed no collusion with Russia’s effort to ...

Dear Annie: TV Tug of War

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Dear Annie. My husband and I have very different television interests. I tend to prefer prestige shows that require significant time and attention commitment. He tends to enjoy brainless sitcoms. He says he doesn’t have the attention span to sit and watch many of the large-scale prestige ...

What to do with my headlights

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY GALLIGHER Williamsport Do you know when to turn on your headlights? It is apparent that quite a few of you don’t. The laws of Pennsylvania are as stated in Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 43, Section 4302. The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted ...

Pennsylvania politics

Letters to the editor

GARY HENDERSHOT Watsontown The politicians in Harrisburg are at it again. In the early 1970s they sold us on the Pennsylvania Lottery with the proceeds benefiting older residents. I was a certified welder for 42 years and have been a lifelong U.S. citizen and Pennsylvania resident. I have ...

Reaction to Rep. Borowicz

Letters to the editor

JEREMY BANNETT Philadelphia Thank you for your coverage of state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s selfie with a member of American Guard. As an FYI, we wanted to share the Anti-Defamation League’s reaction to the representative’s statement, which we posted on social media a few moments ...

Dear Annie: Putting your best shoe forward

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Dear Annie: I’ve been working as professional for more than 10 years, and I’m arriving at the point in my career where I’m now responsible for spending more time meeting with clients. I’m excited for my continued growth and success, and I’m always seeking ways to grow. I have a ...

Pennsylvania’s primary problem

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By MADONNA AND YOUNG Government in Pennsylvania can seem underwhelming sometimes: the lack of a responsive legislature comes to mind, as does a baffling irrational and inefficient tax system, an indifferently maintained highway system, and a structural framework better fitted to the 19th ...

Letters to our boys

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(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Dear Annie: Can’t buy graciousness

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Dear Annie: My oldest is about to graduate from high school, and we are celebrating with a party. We plan on having our daughter write out a thank-you card to those who give her a gift and help celebrate her big day. However, last year, at several parties we attended, there was a sign that ...

National Police Memorial Week

Letters to the editor

JOHN MacMILLEN, Ph.D. Mill Hall Passed by then President John F. Kennedy in 1962 was the Congressional designation of Police Memorial Day (May 15) to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Police killings are on the increase and police suicides are running a fast ...

A Mother’s Day tribute

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By BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven Every year in May, the mothers in our lives are given a special day. Moms should not just be honored one day out of the year. After all, if it wasn’t be for them, the younger generation would not be alive. This is something I find myself thinking about, ...

National EMS Week 2019

Letters to the editor

TIM NILSON Bellefonte Pennsylvania’s EMS providers responded to 1,606,540 emergency requests for assistance within the Commonwealth in 2018. That equates to a dispatch every 19.6 seconds. Please join me in saying THANK YOU to the local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) practitioners for ...

Bible digest

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“Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your sons, and your sons’ sons;” (Deuteronomy 4:9 AKJV) Pass the faith along to your children ...

Emergency services funding

Letters to the editor

ANTHONY R. WALKER Mill Hall Volunteer fire companies have a strong history in Pennsylvania. Over the past 30 years, however, the number of volunteers has dropped dramatically and volunteer fire companies have experienced a range of financial constraints. Pennsylvania is home to the ...

Our new state representative

Letters to the editor

VICTORIA SMEDLEY Jersey Shore On May 6 state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton-Centre, appeared in a photo at a gun rights rally in Harrisburg. While she has a right to attend gun rallies, she does not have the right to have her photo taken with a group of Neo-Nazi skinheads, members of ...