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Our View

Pandemic aftermath still critical

Parents, grandparents and America as a whole understood early-on that this nation’s children — especially teenagers — would not emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic without potentially long-term negative impacts. But many parents, grandparents and America as a whole did not comprehend how ...

We need more labor this holiday … and beyond

We have a labor crisis — or should we say a labor shortage — in America. And throwing more money at it won’t solve the problem. We need more people ... to work. From Our View, there has been a fundamental shift in the labor “force.” Fewer people filling — or wanting to fill ...

‘Regatta (we gotta) be proud’

Congratulatons to the Lock Haven Area Jaycees, the City of Lock Haven, American Powerboat Association, the Delaware Valley Outboard Racing Association and all who support the annual Lock Haven Area Jaycees’ Labor Day Regatta. The four-day event kicks off Friday. In between, you’ll find ...

Our View: Student loan forgiveness can take work incentive away

There are several problems with President Joe Biden’s proposal to cancel portions of student loan debt. First, the plan is an executive action. With so many people having to pay their student loans, a measure this contentious should go through proper, transparent debate of our U.S. House ...

Yes, let’s prompt our kids to learn more about the trades

Plumbers. Welders. Electricians. Carpenters. Machine operators. HVAC technicians. These are among just a few of what used to be called vocational-technical trades learned in high school. No longer “vo-tech,” schools are calling them CTE, or Career and Technical Education ...

Growing pride, quality of life for our area

Wednesday’s dedication of the walking and biking trail bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Wayne Township is yet another strong, critical investment in assets supporting outdoor recreation and more healthy lifestyles here. The Bald Eagle Valley Trail’s new “Falcon ...