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Herd husbandry - Part I

July 7, 2015 By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Some readers may have choked, while trying to swallow the Percept from my last article, involving a Complex Quadrilateral. more »»

In the early 1950s...

July 7, 2015 . . . our farm installed one of the first milking parlors in the area. When “Wildie” was secure in this containment structure, I could look my nemesis in the eye and know she couldn’t knock me down. more »»

Did expectation of veto aid GOP legislative wins?

July 6, 2015 By MARC LEVY The Associated Press After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the... more »»

Freedom ... how sacred it is

July 6, 2015 Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice. more »»

Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning depends on beholder

July 4, 2015 By SHARON COHEN and ADAM GELLER The Associated Press Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. more »»

An uneasy co-existence: Politics and religion

July 3, 2015 By MARK SHIELDS Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. more »»

It’s a different day in America

July 3, 2015 By GLENN MOLLETTE Americans celebrate our Independence each Fourth of July. We have all kinds of independence in our country. more »»

Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

July 2, 2015 By RACHEL ZOLL And STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. more »»

Living in downtown Lock Haven

July 1, 2015 (Editor’s Note: This is the author’s first column in a series of commentaries he intends to write about Downtown Lock Haven as he and his family invest their futures in the community. more »»

Now’s the time to contact your state lawmaker

July 1, 2015 Would lawmakers in Pennsylvania be able to compromise on a sound budget for fiscal 2015-16 before today? The answer is no. more »»

Pa. school aid formula has winners, losers

June 30, 2015 By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state... more »»

Increasing state payments in lieu of taxes a must for rural Pa.

June 29, 2015 Across Pennsylvania, the practice has long been in place of taxing property to help fund our schools. more »»

Marijuana and the workplace

June 29, 2015 The state of Pennsylvania is presently poised to consider the legalization of medical marijuana. It has passed the state Senate but is presently stalled in the House Health Committe. more »»

Saluting a ‘Great Charter’ of liberty

June 27, 2015 By ED FEULNER It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietl. more »»

Minimum wage increase helps business

June 26, 2015 ABy AMY EDELMAN s a business owner, I know we need to raise the minimum wage, and we need to act now. It’s good for my business, customers, and our economy. more »»

What makes a heavy drinker?

June 26, 2015 There's been a significant rise in "heavy drinking" among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. more »»

The Berlin Wall and the importance of memory

June 25, 2015 WILSON RICCARDO Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Berlin in Germany to visit a friend of mine. more »»

More gambling should not be part of any budget deal

June 25, 2015 With the June 30 state budget deadline approaching, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf are scrambling to fill a $2.3 billion shortfall between Wolf’s proposed budget and expected revenues. more »»

Drones are not just fun and games

June 25, 2015 Retail chain Sam’s Club announced last week it is expanding its inventory of drones well ahead of the Christmas shopping season. more »»

Pa. lawmakers could roll dice on internet gambling

June 24, 2015 By ANDREW STAUB www.PAIndependent.com HARRISBURG — State lawmakers have to fill a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, but Republicans who control the state Legislature don’t favor Democratic Gov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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