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Letters to the editor

For The People Act of 2021

ELAINE MILLER Lamar The U.S. House of Representatives got off to a good start by approving H.R. 1 and sending it to the Senate. This bill addresses voter access, enhanced security, campaign finance reform and ethics in government. This bill also sets election uniformity, same-day ...

Greatly concerned about Pa. Constitutional amendments

PATRICIA HANCOCK Mill Hall We will be heading to the polls again on May 18. At that time, we will be asked to vote yes or no to three amendments to our Pennsylvania Constitution. Two of those amendment changes are of great concern to me. They seek to strip the governor of his power ...

Proposed gas-fired power plant in Renovo

VICKI SMEDLEY Jersey Shore From 1981-2008 I served the people of Clinton Coiunty as a preschool speech therapist. I delivered speech services to children in their homes, daycare, nursery school, grandma’s house, wherever they were. Every Tuesday was my day in Renovo. The trip was ...

Vote NO on ballot question

JOAN HELLER Beech Creek Would you trust a group of 253 politicians to act quickly? When lives are at stake, will there be time for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to call a meeting, have political debates and maybe take action? Have you ever seen our General Assembly act ...

For two very special people

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven The two people I am most proud of are my Mom and Dad. They have been through a lot together, and all I want is for them to work out all of their problems. I have faith in them, and they need to try harder. They are my world, and I am supposed to be theirs. I ...

Everyday Soldier’s Prayer

TERRY BANFILL Lock Haven Lord, I ask for courage ... courage to face and conquer my own fears. Courage to take me where others will not go. I ask for strength ... strength of body to protect others. Strength of spirit to protect others. I ask for dedication to my job, to do it well. ...

Stand up for AAPI residents

VICKI FONG State College Our communities must condemn anti-Asian hate incidents, rhetoric and violence. The Atlanta murders have shocked our nation. We can no longer stand silent in face of growing racism and violence. I remember well the national action after the 1982 murder of Chinese ...

We are all Americans

HOWARD E. WILT Williamsport Why is it that many people equate wealth with intelligence and common sense? People who come into wealth through athletic ability or the arts, i.e. acting, musical, etc. often times think they are rich therefore smart. The worst part of this is often times the ...

Understanding social costs

DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Bellefonte Twelve states have filed a lawsuit fighting President Biden’s executive orders on climate change, arguing that his administration doesn’t have authority to establish the “social costs” of greenhouse gases to be used in federal rule-making. March 9 ...

Who does HR1 really help?

MABEL MOYER Mill Hall As I read about HR1, I have to wonder who is really going to be helped by this bill. How much will it cost the American people? The name of the bill is “For the People Act,” but Mitch McConnell is calling it “Democrat Politician Protection Act.” Hearing that ...

PASSHE Chancellor Greenstein’s recent forum

HOLLE CANATELLA Bellefonte On March 22, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Dan Greenstein, along with other senior system and LHU administrators hosted an oforum via Zoom for LHU employees, students, and the Lock Haven community. During the Q&A portion ...

On behalf of LHU alumni

CHRIS BRITTAIN Toms River, N.J. I write this letter on behalf of many Lock Haven University alumni in support of the Lock Haven University Global Honors Program (GHP) as an independent entity on the LHU campus. We ask simply that the GHP not to be down-sized, absorbed, or ultimately ...

Thanks to caseworker

BENJAMIN DELP Williiamsport I would love to say that my county casemanger from the Lock Haven MH/ID has gone above and beyond to help me and his other clients during these tough times by calling us more than once to check up on us and even stopping by to see us and helping us in ways I and ...

Our representatives contributed to the Jan. 6 insurrection

KAREN STOEHR State College In the past few months we’ve seen what our local elected representatives are made of — and it’s not a pretty picture. U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson and Fred Keller were so devoted to President Trump they tried to overturn what Trump’s own cybersecurity ...

Corman, Benninghoff help keep the big lie alive

LINDA WESTRICK State College On Feb. 19, WPSU’s “Take Note” aired an interview with state Sen. Jake Corman, R-34th, and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-171st. You can find it online at ...

The walls at the Capitol are a result of Trumpism

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall Recently, a lady named Mabel Moyer stated in her letter to the editor that President Biden has made the Capitol “look like a prison.” Didn’t she watch on Jan. 6 when a mob of Trump followers attempted to over throw the government by an insurrection of the ...

State University System

ROB HARLEY Mill Hall I’ve been following this topic as it is near and dear to my family. My wife and I are both alum of Lock Haven University and our oldest son started there this past August. I keep seeing all these statistics about how many faculty and employees are being offered ...

Immigration

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall The job of the propagandist is to take something beautiful and paint it with words in the most ugly way possible, or vice versa. Here is an assortment of the words or terms he/she would use; Massive human caravan; throngs of poor; unaccompanied kids; dangerous ...

A touch of honesty perhaps?

JOSEPH R. FISCHER Northumberland I read U.S. Rep Fred Keller’s recent opinion column justifying his “No” vote on H.R. 1319, (aka the American Rescue Plan). Prior to this Fred supported the nearly $4 trillion of relief under the Trump administration but the Biden effort, which will ...

We all bleed ‘Red!’

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall I just got done reading an opinion by Rogelio Senz about white children being the new minority and how the white race is declining. That is fact, but who really cares and what was he trying to say? As we progress as a nation, I hope people realize that the ...