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The Taliban – If they fool us twice, shame on us

October 19, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, “Death to America. more »»

Weigh candidates’ forum participation in voting decision

October 18, 2015 The cornerstone of our democracy is elections in which voters decide who will represent them at the local, state and national levels. Our role as a newspaper is a serious on. more »»

New science center enhances future of Lycoming College

October 16, 2015 It’s not easy for liberal arts colleges to keep pace with other schools in an age of “career prep” emphasis. That doesn’t mean those colleges can’t be just as strong in the career preparation fie. more »»

Body cameras for police will show all facets of incidents

October 16, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»

Investments to make state an energy powerhouse expensive

October 13, 2015 Mariner East is a project designed to provide needed pipeline infrastructure to transport ethane, propane and other petroleum products from the Marcellus and Utica Shales to markets in Pennsylvania... more »»

United Way campaign: Vital funding touches the entire community

October 13, 2015 It's a $1,625,000 mountain. That's the goal for the Lycoming County United Way annual fundraising campaign that began last week. The campaign got a couple early pushes. more »»

Inspector generals may have covered up abuses by VA

October 12, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

The pension bite takes up 17 percent of city budget pie

October 11, 2015 It’s barely October, and 17 percent of the City of Williamsport’s budget for 2016 is locked in already. more »»

Obama content to trust Iranians – and let them verify

October 10, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»

Marino bill to speed wheels of progress deserves approval

October 9, 2015 The wheels of progress grind very slowly in Washington. U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, a Cogan Station Republican who represents our region, would like to change that. more »»

Boehner grows tired of a Speaker’s juggling act

October 9, 2015 As the House Speaker, Ohio Rep. John Boehner was the third most powerful person in the United States government. But to him, he probably felt more like a circus juggler. more »»

Project Bald Eagle public meeting brings some scary stories

October 8, 2015 A woman named Nikki ran out of pain medication prescribed to her for a work-related injury. She turned to heroin as the replacement, getting it from a cousin. more »»

Common sense can ease police-citizen relations, interactions

October 7, 2015 The Sun-Gazette recently published a story outlining citizen and police dos and don’ts that apply to traffic stops. We hope everyone read it and, if not, does so now. more »»

Latest EPA push an unnecessary economic disaster

October 6, 2015 We are thankful for the impact stricter environmental regulations have had over the past half century. more »»

Buckle up and get your flu shot for your own good

October 5, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Pope brings serene focus and lessons for world to live by

October 4, 2015 Pope Francis hit all the high notes in his visit to our state and nation. more »»

Any proposition from North Korea’s Kim is certain to be a losing one

October 3, 2015 For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea’s supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.. more »»

Lots of missing pieces to the gas severance tax push

October 2, 2015 The political factions that are holding Pennsylvania hostage in the name of a gas severance tax use the party line that the energy industry is a bottomless pit of money that can easily afford a tax... more »»

A third party – the victims – needed to end budget impasse

October 1, 2015 Three of the lawmakers who represent our region in Harrisburg were in Sun-Gazette editorial offices last week to summarize the state budget stalemate. more »»

For sake of citizens, fire services rift must be resolved

September 30, 2015 Mergers of fire companies can work and may well become a necessity in the future. more »»



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