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Custer’s Last Stand…or not

May 10, 2014 There’s almost always a local connection, if you look hard enough. Over the years, I’ve turned up connections between Clinton County and plenty of huge, national stories. more »»

Mother Earth has sent us an invitation; shall we respond?

May 9, 2014 By LIZA FIELD It’s RSVP time around here. The message comes in late spring—formal invitations to weddings, graduations or recitals—the quaint “RSVP” stamped in black curlicue at the bottom. more »»

Time to let Pa. Voter ID Law go

May 9, 2014 You might have missed it amid the Benghazi thundering on Fox and the airplane searching on CNN. more »»

Crunch time with your tax dollars

May 8, 2014 By LOWMAN S. HENRY It is crunch time in Harrisburg. The next 60 days will likely be the most productive - or unproductive - period of legislating under the capitol dome this year. more »»

Salvation Army continues service to needy

May 7, 2014 In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of brotherhoo. more »»

Viva the Revolutionary Word

May 7, 2014 By RALPH DOTTERER JR. As a literary artist, H. G. Wells used a dictionary for his painter’s palate, combining words to create images for his readers. more »»

Shale gas levies to take center stage this year

May 2, 2014 While the November general elections are a long way off, proposals for a Marcellus Shale gas tax will become a big part of the political debate. In some ways, it already is. more »»

State reaps $582M windfall on gas drilling in state forests

May 2, 2014 By ADAM SMELTZ Trib Total media asmeltz@tribweb. more »»

Could Kentucky-style gift ban come to Pa.?

May 2, 2014 By ANDREW STAUB PA Independent After a corruption scandal ensnared more than a dozen Kentucky lawmakers 21 years ago, the state limited how much lobbyists could spend annually on individual lawmaker... more »»

Beware war racketeers: Noninterventionism is on the rise

May 1, 2014 Born in West Chester, Pa., Major Gen. Smedley Butler served in the Marines for a total of 34 years. more »»

Don’t forget community banks in housing reform

April 30, 2014 Pennsylvania’s economy is still rebounding from the collapse of the housing market in 2008. more »»

Is PPL poised to sell power plants amid contract talks?

April 29, 2014 PPL Corp. is scheduled to release its first quarter earnings results this Thursday. But there’s much more for customers and stockholders to be aware of. The Allentown Morning Call newspaper (www. more »»

Will government use its new leverage over the financial industry?

April 29, 2014 By DAVID SIROTA If you read one business book this year, make it “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. more »»

Schwartz makes waves in race for Pa. governor

April 29, 2014 By PETER JACKSON Associated Press In a gubernatorial primary race that for months was marked more by congeniality than conflict, U.S. Rep. more »»

Make six changes to the constitution

April 28, 2014 By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinkin... more »»

The uninsured: Affordable Care Act only chips away at core goal

April 28, 2014 By JUDY LIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. more »»

Plan would give radar guns to local police

April 26, 2014 By ANDREW STAUB PA Independent Pennsylvania motorists have long been able to set their cruise control a little bit faster if they know they’re driving on a road where local police enforce the speed... more »»

As volunteer firefighter numbers dwindle, lawmakers suggest tax credit

April 26, 2014 Pennsylvania municipalities with a shortage of volunteer firefighters could eventually have a new recruiting tool. Tax breaks. more »»

Tax Day shows need for reform

April 25, 2014 By ED FEULNER Historically speaking, April 15 has never been a day marked by good fortune. The Titanic sank on that day in 1912 (after striking an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14). more »»



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