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Townships call for preserving gas impact fee

April 24, 2015 By JENNIFER FLORER And GINNI LINN The natural gas drilling impact fee has generated nearly $650 million for municipalities statewide since 2012, helping to mitigate the impacts of drilling and... more »»

No tax cuts for the 0.2 percent!

April 24, 2015 By JERRY GREENFIELD And BEN COHEN Good grief Congress. Are you really going to give another tax break to those of us who need it least? Yes, we’re witty and created a successful global brand. more »»

It’s time - long past time - to put a woman on the $20 bill

April 24, 2015 An online campaign is underway to supplant the seventh American president, Andrew Jackson, with a woman on the $20 bill. Voting on the website Womenon20. more »»

Longer bar hours no solution for Pennsylvania’s ‘brain drain’

April 24, 2015 State. Rep Jordan Harris of Philadelphia has “brain drain” on his min. more »»

Restore the 1965 exemption for active duty service

April 23, 2015 “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated an... more »»

Arbor Day: Planting trees, rebuilding communities, restoring hope

April 23, 2015 By DAN LAMBE As the nation celebrates Arbor Day tomorrow, April 24, let’s reflect on the value of trees, and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing, and lift spirits... more »»

Bob Webber: A man and now a legend

April 23, 2015 From the Writer: On Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015, a man named Robert “Bob” Webber died at age 80 at Williamsport Hospital. Bob’s wife, Dorothy “Dotty”, preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 201. more »»

A day for Our Mother Earth

April 22, 2015 By TOM HASTINGS How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January. Valentines Day in February. Easter in March or April. Earth Day in April. Memorial Day in May, and so fort. more »»

Double trouble: Taxpayer subsidizes low-wage jobs in Pa. nursing homes

April 22, 2015 By STEPHEN HERZENBERG Pennsylvania is an aging state and getting older – our state has the fourth-highest 85-plus age group, a group that is expected to grow by more than 400,000 by 2030. more »»

Despite growing ‘opt-out’ trend, standardized tests serve a purpose

April 21, 2015 “Okay, everyone: Take a deep breath. Relax. Make sure your pencils are sharpened. You’ve studied hard to get here. Do your best. more »»

What Americans want in a president

April 21, 2015 By GREG ALLEN How do we define America? Is it the land of the free, home of the brave? That characterization has been used so much it’s wore our thoughts thin to the point of complacency. more »»

There’s plenty to chew over on state budget table

April 20, 2015 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania measures its state budget deficit in the billions, is led by a Democratic governor and Republican Legislature who have much different idea... more »»

Rand Paul takes heat on women

April 20, 2015 It is interesting to observe people’s behavior when no one else is watching. A few years ago, I was in Washington, D.C. attending a conference. more »»

Did you miss the tax deadline?

April 20, 2015 April 15 has come and gone. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension but should have, you need to take action now. more »»

Out of the shadows

April 18, 2015 (Editor’s Note: Information for this commentary was compiled by Jennifer Bottorf, the victim-witness coordinator for Clinton County within the office of Clinton County District Attorney. more »»

Media increasingly forgetting about traditional values

April 18, 2015 By LEE H. HAMILTON I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine, I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. more »»

Bad decisions; age is only a number

April 17, 2015 By GLENN MOLLETTE Two police officers — one from South Carolina and one from Oklahoma — should never have pulled their handguns. more »»

Pa. shale drillers should pay their fair share

April 16, 2015 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget address, which was unveiled during a joint session of the House and Senate on March 3, was highly anticipated and rather ambitious. As Go. more »»

Bring the rail trail to Clinton County

April 16, 2015 By WELDON C. COHICK JR. I personally would like to commend the Clinton County commissioners and PP&L Utilities for finding common ground on how to achieve an easement for a 5. more »»

We need a balanced federal budget for a stronger America

April 15, 2015 On Sept. 22, 2011, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen referred to our national debt as “the single biggest threat to our national security. more »»



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