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Letters to the editor

Protect our Democracy

GEORGE POLYCRANOS Port Matilda Under Democratic leadership, senate filibuster rules were changed to work around Republican opposition to raise the national debt ceiling. In addition to causing a government shutdown, failure to raise the debt ceiling would have triggered a domestic and ...

Democracy is not supposed to be this hard

KIMBALL SHINKOSKEY Woods Cross, Utah Many good-hearted Americans want to unite America once again. But the way to unity in a democracy is not to force uniform policy on the entire nation, like we are trying to do now. The solution is to agree on how policy making is to be done on the ...

Won’t you consider becoming a living donor?

DRETTA K. ANDREWS Beech Creek Living organ donation is when a living person donates an organ or a part of an organ for transplantation into another person. Living organ donors make thousands of transplants possible every year. More than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ ...

Looking beyond the castle walls

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven My father, whose parents were both born in Lithuania, relates a precious memory. He tells me that growing up in New Haven, Conn., he would walk with his father up the hill to the Lithuanian Lodge, where he would help set up chairs for meetings — and then get to ...

‘Time to Talk’ about Alzheimer’s

BRITTANY GREGO Harrisburg The Alzheimer’s Association announces a new campaign called “Time to Talk,” which focuses on the benefits of early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, but only ...

Disloyal football bowl dropouts

DONALD MOSKOWITZ Londonderry, N.H. As a Penn Stater, class of 1963, I was disappointed with six starting football players who dropped out of the recent Outback Bowl. Five were defensive starters, which crippled the Penn State defense. Coach Franklin said it was the worst bowl optout ...