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Letters to the editor

Kids for cash

PAUL JONES Lock Haven Yes, Luzerne County had its “Kids for Cash” deal with corrupt judges. In my opinion, every county in our state has a “kids for cash” deal also but it’s known as family court. My brother-in-law, who is an excellent father, was kept from seeing his kids ...

Worst of our spending problem

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore I was cleaning up my computer files and came across this letter I wrote to Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in 2008. I believe this is when President Obama was bailing everyone out. With the bills being passed for the coronavirus and the tornados in Tennessee (both worthy ...

Redistricting reform

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore There was an excellent letter to the editor on March 4 in The Express by Kathleen A. O’Connell entitled, “Demand Pa. legislators work against Gerrymandering.” It will be very difficult to get our state representatives and our senators to pass pending bills ...

Let’s take a regional approach to elections

JOE BIALEK Cleveland, Ohio A political primary is a preliminary election in which the registered voters of a political party nominate candidates for office. The key word here is preliminary. The current system allows small states such as Iowa and New Hampshire (assisted by the media) to ...

Moms, dads, listen up!

MICHAEL MODAY Williamsport You’ll get a call that you’ve been overcharged by your utility company. Those charges will be put back to your account and there will be 30 percent taken off your next bill. Yeah, right. Hang up the phone! It’s a scam! There are others for Amazon ...

America should end reliance on mining in China

MICHAEL STUMO Washington, D.C. As the presidential debates have shown, many in Washington are eager to move forward on a renewable energy future. Policymakers are already considering wider production of electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels. But there’s a problem. The ...

Coronavirus epidemic

DENNIS M. McMANN Blanchard I will preface this letter by saying I am not a very stable genius; nor do I have an uncle that taught at MIT from whom I may have attained some knowledge through some type of genetic osmosis. And, I am not sure I have ever had a truly perfect phone call. ...

Pandemic and for profit medicine

ADRIANA PENA State College The President dismantled the nation’s medical emergency response team and cut funding and staff at the CDC. This is dereliction of duty — and it has left us fighting a deadly pandemic without the proper weapons. But we committed our own dereliction of duty. ...

The bottom line

J. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON Lock Haven When it comes to hospital care, most people in our community think the grass is greener in Danville or Williamsport, Jersey Shore or State College. After spending two nights at the UPMC Lock Haven Hospital recently, I completely disagree. From the time ...

Climate Change is a spiritual and a moral issue

Rev. Sandy Strauss Harrisburg Climate change has long been a Pennsylvania issue. For years, Pennsylvania has been among the top states for greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. From air pollution exacerbating a childhood asthma crisis to severe weather threatening ...

The truth matters

GLENDA A HEYD Montoursville Recently, President Trump held news conferences about the Covid-19. I will not be reassured no matter what he said. He has lied everyday for three years. He has tried to discredit the press that he will desperately need to reassure us. Those of us who watch ...

Roy Hanna

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan The March-April 2020 “Penn Stater” magazine marked the death of Roy Hanna, World War II recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross. He died July 7, 2019 in Pinehurst N.C., grew up on a farm near Lock Haven, and was a collegiate Golden Glove Boxer on the 1939 ...

The bottom line

J. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON Lock Haven When it comes to hospital care, most people in our community think the grass is greener in Danville or Williamsport, Jersey Shore or State College. After spending two nights at the UMPC Lock Haven Hospital recently, I completely disagree. From the time ...

Commercial airline service

SCOTT PIEPENBURG Williamsport American Airlines has announced new service from Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) to their hub at Charlotte, N.C. This new service is significant for a number of reasons. First of all, it offers a connection to American’s most efficient hub and one that ...

Fair tax cuts

KEITH McANDREW Williamsport The following is a story to explain why I get upset at the people who complain about the tax cuts for the wealthy, and why raising taxes on the wealthy cannot work like the Democrats want people to believe is true. There was a bar where 10 men went to drink ...

Unfair labor practice charges

ROBERT K. PRYOR Jersey Shore In a newspaper article concerning the stalemate between the teachers’ union and Jersey Shore Area School Board, Cary Kurtz, PSEA UniServ representative, conveniently left out several facts about the teachers’ union. It is the teachers union that is not ...

Time’s up

LASSIE MACDONALD State College It’s reckoning time for the rich and powerful. Harvey Weinstein was just found guilty of rape and sexual assault. Jurors believed the women. The day the Weinstein verdict was announced, and the day after, the National Sexual Assault Hotline reported a 23% ...

A warning to voters about socialism

Allen Brickell Cogan Station I hope people understand that a socialism government will control your life. You will not be able to shop and compare prices for the prices will be set by the government. Wages will be set by the government. Free health care will be given when the ...

Why?

PAM RISHEL South Williamsport Why, you ask, are the Republicans voting for Trump? Let’s give a few examples of the Democrats: Hillary email scandal — got away with it. Hillary allegedly paying for the Steele dossier to spy on Trump’s campaign and his presidency. James Comey ...

Democrats constantly complaining

JOHN MERRILL Williamsport Every day it seems there are letters from the same few writers telling us how bad Trump is or calling him or his supporters derogatory names. I have one question, why do you never write telling everyone what is so great about the current Democratic Party and what ...