Opinion

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. ...

Bible digest

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“He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God stays on him.” (John 3:36 AKJV) If you reject Jesus, you are subject to the wrath of God forever. Think it over.

Greed

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watonstown In her July 12 letter to the editor entitled, “What a crock!” Patricia Herr laments not getting a cost of living (COLA) raise for her state pension and complains about what current workers make. The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and Public School ...

New legislation benefits electric grid, customers

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At mid-morning on Thursday, June 14, approximately 812 residents in the Bloomsburg area were busy with their day when their computers shut off and their air conditioners stopped working. But just two-and-a-half minutes later, 527 customers had their power back, thanks to PPL Electric ...

We can do better

Letters to the editor

JANE TRAVIS State College Central Pennsylvania deserves kinder, more thoughtful leaders. We can do better than imprison children under the guise of strong borders. The U.S. has always welcomed refugees; what has changed? Politics! We can do better to educate and train our workforce to ...

America at 242

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A recent editorial cartoon by artist Gary Varvel features what appears to be a biracial couple at the maitre d' podium at an upscale restaurant. The pompous-looking greeter's line has stuck in my mind ever since I saw the cartoon in my local newspaper: "Dinner for two ... liberal or ...

We’re still human beings

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden The article published in the Williamsport Sun Gazette about “The aging homeless population poses worries for health care workers” didn’t shock me one bit. It should have been published in every newspaper in this country. It may have drawn attention to one ...

U.S. should send illegal immigrants back

Letters to the editor

BRUCE WILLIAMS Hollidaysburg A quick fix to the immigration problem at the border of Texas would be to give them all five days’ ration and water and send them back where they came from. Why are so many Hollywood celebrities ranting and raving about how we should take these people in and ...

Disrespect at all-time high

Letters to the editor

ARLENE J. STAHL Williamsport Disrespect for other people in the United States is at an all-time high. Is it any wonder, when our president constantly spurts his rude and crude tweets and speeches to world leaders, our allies, other nationalities, fellow politicians and ordinary citizens? ...

Applause, Applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere THANK-YOU to a number of individuals, including the wrestling and football communities, Scott Garman and ...

Civility

Letters to the editor

SANDRA OLSON Blossburg I read newspaper letters to the editor regularly, but rarely feel the need to write and share my thoughts. However, over the last few months I have felt that the discourse has taken a negative tone. It appears that many writers use disparaging language toward ...

How many times must we save people who overdose?

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A deeply humane friend recently suggested that medics stop saving people on their third opioid overdose. The subject was naloxone, a medication that can yank users from the jaws of death. It can be given via Narcan nasal spray or injection. My friend surprised me. I thought that if a ...

Repeat

Letters to the editor

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville Donald Trump is a great president. Donald Trump is a GREAT president! Donald Trump is a GREAT PRESIDENT! This apparently is the theory that our president uses. If you repeat a falsehood often enough, it becomes the truth. It doesn’t work for me.

Bible digest

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“He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18 AKJV) You are lost from God until you come to Jesus. Don’t waste another day. Give your life to Jesus now. ...

Freedom of speech is a right

Letters to the editor

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Freedom of speech — we have fought for this right. We have died for this right. Without freedom of speech, we would be left in the dark. It doesn’t matter if it’s correct or socially incorrect, it’s called freedom of speech. It is our choice and it is ...

It won’t be the same

Letters to the editor

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia The all-American icon Harley-Davidson motorcycles is heading for Europe, not just for sale but for production. They are one of the great images of America, or at least an image that included many politicians and “a bike,” but no more. They ...

Lead in school drinking water

Letters to the editor

ALLISON CAPASSO Philadelphia When parents send their children to school in the morning, they assume that they are in a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania, this is not the case. Children are drinking contaminated water in the very place they go to learn. As ...

Fireworks in our neighborhoods

Letters to the editor

KATHLEEN L. WITHER DuBoistown Thank you for publishing the excellent July 12 opinion piece regarding fireworks in our neighborhoods. Add to the list of folks impacted by the displays and explosions those individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or autism. ...

Politics ‘Trump’ piety

Letters to the editor

GAVIN FERRINGER Lock Haven As it turns out, character DOES matter. You can’t run a family, let alone a country, without it. How foolish to believe that a person who lacks honesty and moral integrity is qualified to lead a nation and the world! Nevertheless, our people continue to say ...

Toasting the tax cuts

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By ED FEULNER We’re used to hearing politicians oversell their accomplishments. But President Trump is absolutely right to brag about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “At last, our country finally has a tax system that is pro-job, pro-worker, pro-family, and pro-American,” he said at an ...