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Opinion

Lawmakers’ positions

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ANTHONY PIOLI Montoursville U.S. Rep. Fred Keller has a meeting where he “huddled with local business leaders” and decided that the Right to Organize Act hurts business. Wasn’t this country founded on the ideal of “government for the people by the people?” Not government for ...

It’s time to change Social Security

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How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. Last year the maximum earnings subject to the tax was $132,900. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered ...

Remember Virginia

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WILLIAM EMICK Barbours Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor has appropriated funds for additional personnel to implement: Red Flag Laws, registration and universal background checks on every firearm transfer; banning of AR15s and AK 47s; all guns holding more than 10 rounds of ...

Dear Annie: Bacteria bully

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Dear Annie: When my brother-in-law is sick, he loves to cough: He says he wants to spread his germs around. Recently, we went out to eat with him, and he coughed into his hands and not into his elbow. He kept coughing throughout the meal. No one wants his sickness. I find it difficult to be ...

Take heart

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DAVID BROSS Cogan Station The Senate trial has come to a predictable, but disappointing, conclusion. On the plus side, both the House and Senate proceedings revealed great amounts of info regarding the Trump Administration that Trump wanted to keep private. And those revelations will only ...

For cataracts, the treatment is surgical

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have recently been diagnosed as having early stages of cataracts. Is there anything I can do to reverse the cataracts or reduce their progression? I am 67, don’t smoke, drink in moderation, and have a glucose level under 100. I hear lanosterol eyedrops ...

To our elected officials

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LOREN NOWAK Wellsboro There are a lot of ways to make money. If you are already an elected representative or senator in Washington, you’ve figured that out and you are all set. You will not have to worry about where you can live or where your next meal will come from. You are even able to ...

Bible Digest

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“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 AKJV) We are created to bring glory to God. It’s all about Him. “He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.” (Proverbs 21:21 ...

Experiment failing

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JOHN COOPER Lewisburg The noble American experiment in democracy, self-government of, by and for the people that has been tried these past 271 years appears now to be catastrophically failing, in my opinion. The House, having successfully impeached arguably the worst, most dishonest ...

Share love in all of its forms

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Today is Valentine’s Day. And while most of the thoughts of love and affection on this day are of the romantic variety, the truth is that a significant number of the population may not have a “significant other” with whom to celebrate. But Feb. 14 need not be for romantic couples alone. ...

Dear Annie: A warning about blood clots

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Dear Annie: Last year, I lost my dad. He had stage IV cancer, but that’s not what killed him. In fact, after his first few months of chemotherapy, a scan showed that the cancer was mostly gone. Then, a few weeks later, he died suddenly in his sleep. We declined to do an autopsy, but from ...

Bible Digest

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“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1 AKJV) Love for God and others is the most important thing of all. Love.

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance

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MICHAEL J. CONSIDINE Mill Hall I’m writing in reference to State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s letter to the county commissioners about enacting a proposed 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. First, let me say that it is State Rep. Borowicz’s right to oppose all gun legislation. To her ...

More investment of environmental infrastructure needed

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www.pagrowinggreener.org On Feb. 5, seventeen member groups of the Growing Greener Coalition released a statement saying while they are “heartened” by Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, “there is a tremendous backlog of environmental infrastructure needs requiring the state’s ...

Taking out the trash

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Our little part of the world must always be vigilante about how we dispose of our waste, what with our pristine waters and majestic, natural landscape. No, we don’t like that Clinton Countians cannot recycle glass while those in neighboring Centre and Lycoming counties can. People who ...

Dear Annie: No word for the loss of a child

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Dear Annie: Reading your column on grieving, I was reminded of a quote I read regarding a parent’s grief upon losing a child. Perhaps this would be helpful. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses their parents is ...

To Your Good Health: Kidney function expected to wane with age

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old male, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 123 pounds with a blood pressure of 110/60. The only known ailment I have is hypothyroidism, which is being treated. I recently began seeing a new primary care physician who ordered a series of ...

Bible Digest

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“There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 AKJV) You don’t have to ...