12 years without a minimum wage raise


We’ve hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage — 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. That’s so long ago, the top movies that year were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Up, The ...

Dear Annie: Hyper-involved school administrators


Dear Annie: My 10-year-old’s school administrators are over-the-top nosey and won’t stay out of our business. I think they mean well, but at times, they try to micromanage the care of our child. For example, his favorite pair of shoes are falling apart, and although he has new shoes, he ...

Bible Digest


“These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 AKJV) The Lord can give peace in the midst of trouble. He has overcome sin, death and the grave. Amen!

Keep Renovo healthy; deny power plant permits, access

Letters to the editor

I live in Renovo, less than 100 yards from the site of the proposed Renovo Energy Center, a large-scale natural gas-fired power plant. I am a founding member of Renovo Residents for a Healthy Environment — a group of Renovo residents dedicated to protecting Renovo residents’ air quality, ...