Opinion

Why attorneys represent immigrants for free

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By EDUARDO CAPULONG Scores of lawyers, paralegals and law students are volunteering to help immigrant families caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration’s bid to drastically reduce the number of people without papers in the U.S. One of these movement’s highest priorities is ...

School taxes

Letters to the editor

NATHAN BIERLY Jersey Shore Let me ask you a question. Why should I pay for another person’s child to go to school? On June 12, I read how the Jersey Shore School District has decided to raise my taxes just to cover their “fiscal irresponsibility” so they don’t have to dip into ...

Keystone Central: Our status, our goals and our motivations

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By BO MILLER I write this opinion as a member of the Keystone Central School District Board and will qualify that by saying that I am currently the board presiden.t I have served on this board for less than 18 months but have been involved with the school district for far longer. Four years ...

Our children need more

Letters to the editor

EDWARD ALBERT Lebanon, Pa. Recently, an editorial by superintendents from several large urban school districts ran in a number of Pennsylvania newspapers. They highlighted the important role city schools play in preparing students for the 21st Century economy and the real and urgent ...

Applause, Applause!

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Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Inc. cannot express its GRATITUDE to all our volunteers during the Fly-In enough. This annual event simply would not run without you. Many showed up despite the rain. A big THANK YOU also you goes to the Wayne Township Landfill. We will be looking forward to ...

Wake up

Letters to the editor

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg I have been watching the news on Trump and I’m amazed of the attacks on our president. Here’s the deal folks: Why should we accept imports from China? Are we not capable of producing the same in our country? Are we stupid? Don’t you people realize the ...

Dear Annie: Insecurity ruining friendship

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Dear Annie: I have a friend who I have known for many years, and suddenly I have noticed that she is getting possessive with me. She just wants to see me alone, and she questions whether or not I’m seeing other friends when I can’t see her at a certain time. She makes comments about how ...

Crisis in Sudan

Letters to the editor

BAILY LUNA Montoursville To Gov. Tom Wolf, state Reps. Garth Everett and Stephanie Borowicz, state Sens. Gene Yaw and Joe Scarnati, something needs to be done to help the people of Sudan in their time of crisis. As a country that claims to stand for freedom, justice, democracy, and the ...

Overboard sun protection might put vitamin D level at risk

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I walk outside almost every day for at least an hour. I cover myself from head to toe — long pants and long sleeves, with the backs of my hands covered and a wide-brimmed hat with a bandanna covering my neck and lower chin. With sunglasses on, ready to ...

Bible Digest

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“And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.” (Joshua 2:11 AKJV) There is only one God and He is the God of the Bible. Worship ...

One year after Janus, Pa. laws are behind the times

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By GREG HARTNETT Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that public sector employees like me, who are not union members, don’t have to pay union fees as a condition of employment. For decades, teacher contracts have included union fee provisions that force even nonmember employees to fund a ...

Rules and regulations

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By RALPH DOTTERER JR. On the Friday, May 31, opinion page of The Express, was a Point... Counterpoint article about the environment. Nancy Stoner, president of the Potomac Riverkeeper, commented on the importance of EPA’s “Waters of the United States” regulations. Ms. Stoner ...

Dear Annie: Kicking the coffee habit

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Dear Annie: I used to drink coffee only now and then, just for enjoyment. But since my job has become more intense and stressful, I’ve found myself needing at least a cup a day to keep me alert and functioning at full capacity. I don’t like that I’m dependent on caffeine now. I notice ...

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune disease

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I was recently worked up for an autoimmune disease that now seems to be osteoarthritis. I was placed on 10 mg of prednisone for 14 days with amazing relief from my painful shoulder and arms. I am severely allergic to aspirin and do not want to take ...

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) Read the Bible ...

Fetterman was ‘listening’ for the obvious

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By ROB SHEARER Whatever your stance on legalizing recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide “listening tour” should raise your ire. Thanks to our government’s taxpayer-funded press shop, by now we all know Fetterman has spent the past several months ...

Sen. Corman, please give Pa. workers the wages they deserve

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We are members of a diverse coalition of low wage workers, labor unionists, students, faith-based leaders, and concerned residents. On June 17, we marched to State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman’s office in Bellefonte with a simple demand: Raise the minimum wage! Pennsylvania’s ...

Dear Annie: Techy toilet troubles

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Dear Readers: A recent column talked about someone being grossed out when entering a bathroom stall because the previous occupant failed to flush. I was pretty hard on that previous occupant, assuming they were at fault. Quite a few readers pointed out that this might have been a problem of ...

Are big dogs dangerous pets for seniors?

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently read that a large percentage of orthopedic injury to the elderly is directly related to their falling while walking large animals, specifically dogs over 20 pounds. Can you shed light on this please? — M.F. ANSWER: A March 2019 study in ...

Bible Digest

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“He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.” (Proverbs 13:3 AKJV) Think before you speak. It will save you a lot of trouble.