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DAVID BROSS Cogan Station One of the cherished beliefs frequently articulated in letters to the editor is that the Second Amendment preserves our ability to rise up against our government should it become tyrannical. Well, how many governments of developed nations have been removed by ...

Chinese threat isn’t just trade

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We are currently engaged in a high-profile negotiation that may or may not succeed in getting the Chinese to buy more of our stuff. This is a fine goal as far as it goes, although that isn't very far. It doesn't matter if China is a mercantilist, revisionist power that buys $14 billion of our ...

Keystone Central School Board

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Bible digest

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“We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.” (Psalms 78:4 AKJV) Tell your children about your walk with God. It will bless them.

‘Just do something’

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KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport I think somebody needs to just do something about those people who say that somebody needs to just do something, especially when they don’t offer a solution to the something they want solved, and reject other people’s solution to the something! Take the ...

Somebody has a grudge and they must be stopped

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The fires at the vacant Fallon Hotel reveal that someone wants to see it burn down. They also could care less about human life. Four fires were intentionally set last Sunday at or near the Fallon in just a matter of hours, according to investigators. And even set in daylight. We urge ...

Reducing our ecological footprint

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MICHAYLA EISENBERG Arlington, Va. We have a great life, don’t you think? Well, not really. We have a lot to fix. We have to stop using fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal. Otherwise, we will not have enough resources for the future. We can’t keep taking stored carbon ...

Fix it, or rip it down

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On to another building issue in Lock Haven. It is expensive and grueling to force the demolition of properties through code enforement. Yet, that is a key role that local government must play when private property owners do not keep up their responsibilities. Thus, the Town Tavern on ...

I’ll show you!

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CHARLES REEDER Montoursville A writer recently thanked another writer for giving him the push he needed to get a gun with a 30-round clip capacity. In his letter, he states, “Because of their insistence that I don’t ‘need’ a sporting rifle, I went out and bought my first one ...

Help stop the use of harmful pollutants

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ISABELLE TETI State College Seven million people die every year from air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. Many of these deaths are caused by indoor pollutants from everyday household items. An example of these chemicals are those called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. ...

Right-sizing is wrong-headed

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RICHARD A. MORRIS Lock Haven Readers will note that the term “right-sizing” is never used in situations where there is a planned increase in the size of a workforce. It is always used as a verbal trick to justify workforce reductions by suggesting subliminally that downsizing is the ...

In Washington, D.C.

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g U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. g U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov g Sen. ...

What lessons are we learning from school shootings?

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Once again our children have paid with their lives to teach us a lesson about school violence. It is that banning “assault rifles” or even semi-automatic pistols will not stop them. It is that people kill people, and unless we learn more about what triggers homicidal behavior, the ...

Property Independence Act HB/SB 76

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VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven As we enter into another fiscal year where the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania budget will be the issue, we will once again hear how the public pension system is the number one cause of property tax increases. But they go up because they still exist and it’s the ...

Bible digest

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“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7 AKJV) You are valuable to God. He cares about you.

We need a spy, not a politician

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To judge by her comments moments after she was sworn in as the new CIA director, Gina Haspel has her priorities in order. Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the intelligence agency, revealed some of her plans on Monday. She wants to improve CIA personnel proficiency in foreign languages, ...

Gun control and drugs

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GALEN W. SEAMAN Williamsport This is in response to Tim Mannello and his “Of Muskets and AR-15s” published on May 2. Mr. Mannello states that the ordinary citizen should not own an AR-15 or other such weapons. I’d like to enlighten him to some historical facts. During the American ...

How do we get to know our students better?

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ROBERT GOSSMAN Beech Creek A question asked by our Task Force for Safe Schools: Has anyone else noticed that school shootings seem to occur in only in large schools? Once again, in a school of over 1,500 students. How can the staff and teachers possibly know the students? ...

Are Americans crazy?

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Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues. Over a 12-month period, 27 percent of adults in the ...

Tiresome

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LAWRENCE ROSS Loyalsock It is becoming tiresome to read journalists and editors who have picked up and are using the right wing euphemism “entitlements.” I have paid into Social Security and Medicare every year, faithfully, for almost 50 years. When the time comes, I want my money ...