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Alarming lapse at Secret Service cannot be allowed ever again

October 6, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House recently. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Difference maker in governor race could be deception

October 5, 2014 There was an interesting combination of bullet points to come out of the recent Franklin and Marshall College poll regarding the governor's race. more »»

Bipartisan bill keeping pedophiles out of schools is long overdue

October 4, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Right-to-Know Law beat goes on: Improvements, mixed with shortcomings

October 3, 2014 Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, even with an upgrade several years ago, still has its share of shortcomings. more »»

Community sorely needs new path at 600 Campbell St.

October 2, 2014 The building formerly known as The Center is supposed to be a headquarters for hope, particularly for young African-Americans in Williamsport. more »»

Event is a positive landlord step with rental properties

October 1, 2014 There was a very important meeting held last week that hopefully will help reduce the problem of local rental properties being used for illegal activities. more »»

Official trail at Rose Valley Lake worth serious look

September 30, 2014 Just by the force of its sheer beauty, Rose Valley Lake is a popular trail for area bikers and hiker. more »»

Nothing small about concerns for lone wolf attacks on the U.S.

September 29, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Center’s hearings prove value of anti-heroin bills

September 28, 2014 During four statewide hearings regarding the heroin epidemic this past summer, the bipartisan Center for Rural Pennsylvania confirmed a lot of suspicions surrounding the problem. more »»

Recent events show decisiveness is not Obama’s strong suit

September 27, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

The battle between truth and facts on state issues persists

September 26, 2014 The truth has never come easy for Pennsylvanians when it comes to issues such as public pensions, education funding and those slick television ads that dominate each political season. more »»

Reentry service center can be game changer for Lycoming County

September 25, 2014 The reentry service center that opened last week at the Pine Street Executive Plaza has the potential to be a game changer regarding Lycoming County's prison operations. more »»

Mission belatedly started in Syria must be successful

September 24, 2014 The United States and five Arab countries finally launched a committed airstrike Monday night to stop the dangerous expansion of an Islamic State group that has been beheading Americans and others... more »»

Public, individual partnership only way to defeat heroin

September 23, 2014 The Sun-Gazette has been running a series of personal stories this month, picking the brains of people who have been impacted in some way by the area’s heroin problem. more »»

Only defense against Islamic State is a campaign to destroy them

September 22, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

NFL deserves hits for tone-deaf domestic, child abuse approach

September 21, 2014 These are not proud times for the National Football League. And they shouldn’t be. more »»

Government is rarely more economical than the private sector

September 20, 2014 In large measure, President Barack Obama’s health care law was sold to Americans based on his contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

High school makeover could pay dividends for school district

September 19, 2014 At age 40, the Williamsport Area High School was due for a makeover, particularly to its infrastructure. But this is no ordinary trip to the beautician. more »»

Gas pipeline would solidify state’s energy place for decades

September 18, 2014 Is the natural gas boom in Pennsylvania still carrying some weight in the energy world? Consider the latest proposal from Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners. more »»

United Way fund requires marathon, popular effort

September 17, 2014 The Lycoming County United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign recently with a 5K run through downtown Williamsport in which 110 runners participated. more »»

 
 
 

 

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