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Opinion

One People

Letters to the editor

ELLIE MALKIN Williamsport We are one people of this Earth, This virus proves this curse, The world turns as we reflect, On what will happen next, We hibernate in one place, No matter what your creed, religion or race, We speak the same language, To survive another day Do ...

Pennsylvania Bus Association opposes bridge tolling

Letters to the editor

Patricia Cowley Harrisburg The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) proposed “Pathways Major Bridge P3 Initiative” is evaluating the following bridges on interstates across the Commonwealth for tolling: - I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project (Berks ...

Strip governors of COVID emergency powers

Columns

From Pennsylvania to California, Americans are relearning what Lord Acton warned about over two centuries ago: power corrupts. Giving governors "emergency powers" to fight COVID-19 is destroying our civil liberties and endangering our lives. The stench from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ...

GOP believes in Trump, not America

Columns

Apparently, Adam Kinzinger's family hates him now. Alexander Hamilton would not be surprised. Like many in the generation of America's founding, he saw political parties as something that "grows naturally out of the rival passions of Men" — but also as a threat to national cohesion. He ...

Don’t quit on the GOP

Columns

After losing a national election, it's natural that a political party goes through a period of soul-searching and internal turmoil. The Republican Party, though, has taken it to another level. President Donald Trump brought most of the GOP along for the ride during his conspiracy-fueled ...

Dear Annie: Slowing down

Columns

Dear Annie: I am old, and I worry about falling. I have read advice to us old people on numerous websites on how to avoid falling. But one thing is missing: It is important not to hurry. I have only anecdotal evidence, but I have observed that hurrying often leads to falling. One friend died ...

No universally accepted level for post-melanoma monitoring

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband developed melanoma, and had 16 of his lymph nodes removed. He was considered a cancer survivor, as one of the nodes was cancerous. He went for skin check-ups twice a year and was given an OK. Yet he died two months ago from tumors on his liver, ...

LHU’s leadership question

Letters to the editor

TARA MITCHELL Lock Haven I have been working for almost three decades, with 15 of those years at Lock Haven University (LHU). I’ve had part-time jobs, temporary jobs, and full-time jobs, all with a variety of supervisors. At LHU, those supervisors have been Deans, Provosts, and ...

Dear Annie: More letters on love

Columns

Dear Readers: Recently, I asked you to write in with what you love most about your partners. I received enough responses to fill a book. I printed some on Valentine’s Day, but I’d like to print a few more — because these letters brought me such joy that it seems wrong to keep them to ...

A letter to Acting Pa. Secretary of Health Alison Beam

Letters to the editor

PHYSICIANS in PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians, representing thousands of primary care physicians across the Commonwealth, were ...

Goal-setting for diabetics: What is a ‘normal’ glucose level?

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: All my friends who are hypertensive have been able to bring their blood pressure to 120/80 or less. However, I have diabetic friends who are taking several diabetic drugs but none has been able to bring the fasting glucose levels to the ideal amount, ...

‘But for’

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Many commentators have raised this question during the recent impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump: “Would the mob have attacked the Capitol with the Congress sitting in session but for Donald Trump’s lies that the election was stolen and his direction that ...

Hold Trump accountable

Letters to the editor

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College How can the Republican Party claim to be the Blue Lives Matter party? House Impeachment videos put the hypocrisy of claiming Blue Lives Matter on full display for the entire world to see. “Trump’s Militia” was seen brutalizing D.C. and Capitol Police, ...

Thank you, President Biden, for your climate action

Letters to the editor

DOUG ORBAKER SANDY FIELD Mifflinburg President Biden, during the election you promised to build an administration that makes decisions based on sound science, and you have begun to fulfill that promise. You also promised to protect the environment and human health. To us, as citizens who ...

$15 minimum wage

Letters to the editor

RICHARD PERINI Bellefonte Despite the comments by learned economists in the Feb. 17 edition of The Express, it seems to me that there are some potential problems with the proposed federal minimum wage increase to $15. Perhaps I am looking at it too simplistically, but doesn’t it seem ...

Pass a budget that cares for kids, communities

Columns

Pennsylvania confronts overwhelming challenges: A structural deficit; an educational system in free fall; business closures and widespread unemployment, and barriers to health care. No doubt, Pennsylvanians expect Harrisburg to deliver education lifelines to families, regulatory and tax ...

Shattered by loss

Columns

Dear Annie: Last month, I lost the man of my dreams, my husband. It hurts so bad without him. I don’t know what to do. I miss him terribly. He was my everything for years now. He was my heart and soul. My heart is broken into a million pieces. I have talked with counselors; some help, others ...

‘Kaleidoscope vision’ may be a migraine aura

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Periodically, I suffer from kaleidoscope vision where my peripheral vision in the extreme right or left eye appears that I am looking through broken glass. It started about five years ago, when I was 65. After about 10-15 minutes it disappears. I never get ...

Getting Pa. ready for its economic recovery

Columns

Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have already made significant progress in setting the stage for Pennsylvanians to take control of our needed economic recovery and we will continue to advance an aggressive, yet practical, forward-thinking agenda to prime the Commonwealth ...