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Fundamental flaws are at the root of school funding woes

March 9, 2014 Several school districts in the region appear to be having even greater budget struggles for 2014-15 and have asked for exemptions that would allow them to raise taxes beyond what state law allows. more »»

Outlandish attempt to curb media freedoms is chilling

March 8, 2014 We Americans disagree on many things. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

Innovation Center Susquehanna Health's latest on-point project

March 7, 2014 It’s getting harder and harder to remember what the campus of Susquehanna Health used to look like. more »»

Program geared to breaking repeat of criminal cycle

March 6, 2014 About 66 percent of the people who spend time in jail commit another crime within six months of their supervised release. That's a discouraging statistic. more »»

Don't let unattained goal blunt success of United Way campaign

March 5, 2014 The Lycoming County United Way fundraising goal of $1.725 million was not reached this year. more »»

Heartbreaking heroin tale points to two dangerous facets

March 4, 2014 Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio, speaking at a panel discussion last week on the perils of heroin, was talking about how the addiction and ultimate price for it can start so innocently. more »»

Americans shouldn't be bailing out insurance companies

March 3, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance syste. more »»

Survey shows public union members want paycheck protection

March 2, 2014 A state “paycheck protection” proposal is drawing the ire of Pennsylvania union leaders, who have been rallying and lobbying strongly against it. And it’s no wonde. more »»

Military needs to do more to curb sexual assaults

March 1, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Grove Street Commons answers a big need

February 28, 2014 The City of Williamsport developed some serious housing problems when the natural gas drilling industry descended on the area several years ago. more »»

Military cuts unmask scary, wrong approach

February 28, 2014 The defense department cuts announced Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel represent faulty choices that jeopardize the department’s ability to safeguard the nation. more »»

Bolstered by gas industry, city near top of national list

February 27, 2014 When you live in an area, you know all its warts. So it's only natural that we tend to take for granted the area we live in, not seeing the positives that are around us every day. more »»

Responsibility key to keeping purpose of Castle Doctrine

February 26, 2014 There was a very fruitful public discussion about the state’s self-defense laws sponsored last week by state Rep. more »»

Development of east business district in city moves forward

February 25, 2014 The city’s focus toward developing the central business district of its eastern end reached new heights last week with a City Council-approved application for grant money and a study partnership wit... more »»

Obama stubborn on Keystone Pipeline, marijuana support

February 24, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

County correctly moving forward on day-reporting center

February 23, 2014 It’s not the complete answer for Lycoming County’s chronic prison overcrowding, but a day reporting center is clearly being seen as a big step forward to solving the problem. more »»

The EPA stacks the deck on 'public listening'

February 22, 2014 Talk about stacking the deck: The Environmental Protection Agency has released information on its “Public Listening” sessions to hear opinions on its proposed new regulations for coal-fired power... more »»

Bowman Field roof repairs: The price of preserving history

February 21, 2014 The City of Williamsport has an historic jewel in Bowman Field. more »»

Liquid fuels fund gets boost from transportation bill

February 20, 2014 The new state transportation funding bill passed in the fall includes a hefty gasoline tax hike at the pump that no one is thrilled about. more »»

Rodriguez chooses suspension over discomfort of trial

February 19, 2014 Pitchers and catchers reported to the spring training sites of Major League Baseball teams last week, the welcome harbinger of spring. The rest of the rosters are reporting this week. more »»



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