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White House micromanaging a military problem

December 22, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

 
 
 
Fallout of county budget situation: Full operations exam

December 21, 2014 The bill has come due on Lycoming County government. more »»

Justice Department ‘profiling’ guidelines more politics as usual

December 20, 2014 Politicians are eager for the public to think they are doing something about whatever issue draws the largest headlines at any given moment. more »»

Survey is a fresh, early jolt for the East End project

December 19, 2014 There is lots of interest in development of the city\'s East End commercial district and no shortage of ideas. more »»

Wolf’s severance tax projections appear to be fictional

December 18, 2014 The boosters for a natural gas severance tax in Pennsylvania see a goldmine of revenue for state government. more »»

United Way campaign needs a significant fundraising boost

December 17, 2014 Lycoming County United Way passed out volunteer awards to some very deserving, community-minded people last week. more »»

Wolf’s reaction to mid-year budget report unsettling

December 16, 2014 The campaign season is over, but Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is still pretty good at being critical of Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration. more »»

Garner tragedy: Police should check arrest procedures

December 15, 2014 It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrified. more »»

City Council takes difficult yet correct action with tax hike

December 14, 2014 Opposing a tax increase would be like opposing good parenting. But good parenting requires being, first and foremost, responsible and willing to be the bad guy making the right decisio. more »»

Scientists not blaming California drought on climate change

December 13, 2014 During a visit to California earlier this year, President Barack Obama linked the lengthy drought there to climate change. more »»

Studies: Millenials want real information fueled by newspapers

December 12, 2014 It turns out that millenials may not be the self-absorbed, narcissistic generation we thought they wer. more »»

New ‘Y’ is a building for community to rightfully treasure

December 11, 2014 A new era began recently for the YMCA with the “soft” opening of new facilities on Walnut Street. more »»

South Side gridders set off a rebirth in community pride

December 10, 2014 We live in regrettably divisive times. And we live in times when text messages, Ipads, cell phone apps and never-ending email chains have made solitary living a replacement for community focus points. more »»

Commissioner choice needs to pay an immediate dividend

December 9, 2014 We were heartened that more than 30 people applied to fill the Lycoming County Commissioner vacancy left by the election of Jeff Wheeland as state representative. more »»

Congress should push for more EPA monitoring

December 8, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

City budget talks reveal a plan on very shaky ground

December 7, 2014 You can view the City of Williamsport budget proposal as a $21.4 million, no-tax-increase, balanced budget if you wish. more »»

Obama continues revolving door with defense secretaries

December 6, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, has resigned. more »»

Nation needlessly divided by Obama’s immigration order

December 5, 2014 In a nation of immigrants, you would think reform to make the immigration system better would be a simple thing. more »»

Attorney general's independence must always be protected

December 4, 2014 Pennsylvania's Attorney General Kathleen Kane initiated an independent inquiry into the way the Sandusky child abuse case was conducted. more »»

Grand jury’s ruling sets off misplaced national unrest

December 3, 2014 A police officer responded to the scene of a burglary. more »»

Need for through, fair review of city budget is clear

December 2, 2014 We truly hope the 2015 City of Williamsport budget can be balanced without a tax increase and answer all the public service and safety needs of residents and taxpayers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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