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‘Paycheck protection’ legislation need gets a local face

November 28, 2014 The husband of a Pennsylvania College of Technology professor received a piece of mail shortly before the election urging him to “join Mary (his wife) in voting for Democratic candidate Tom Wolf. more »»

On this Thanksgiving, principles that make us great need rebirth

November 27, 2014 It’s easy for Americans to be discouraged these days. They are threatened by terrorists within their own borders and elsewhere in the world. The economy is shaky. more »»

Latest blocking of Keystone Pipeline: Illogical resistance

November 26, 2014 We don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a clean environment. We don’t know any Americans who don’t wish for the United States to become more energy independent. more »»

Obama immigration power play ultimately will proof divisive

November 25, 2014 President Obama gave an effective, compassionate speech Thursday night that constituted a strong case for long-overdue reform of the nation’s immigration reform. more »»

Reassess strategy for stopping the threat of ISIS

November 24, 2014 Islamic State terrorists — still, for some reason, referred to by many in the media as “militants” or “extremists” — have beheaded another American. more »»

Corman must lead polite but forceful approach to Wolf

November 23, 2014 Lost amid the post-election scorekeeping was a rather significant change in the leadership of the Pennsylvania state Senate. more »»

End Obamacare charade and find better ways to improve health care

November 22, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

Record prison numbers underline need for re-entry service center

November 21, 2014 For the second consecutive month in October, Lycoming County set a record we suspect it wants to avoid. The prison population for October was 417, the highest on record. more »»

Encouraging budget plan still requires City Council exam

November 20, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana says he's presenting a no-tax-increase city budget for 2015 to City Council tonight. He’s promising the same level of personnel. more »»

Issues deserve close look before county approves tax hike

November 19, 2014 The news is that Lycoming County government is staring down the barrel of a one-mill property tax increase with its proposed 2015 budget. It’s important to understand the reasons. more »»

Canadian official sees region’s vast economic potential

November 18, 2014 Sometimes, the best way to assess the region’s worth is to hear the observations and impressions of outsiders. more »»

Pretending won’t make U.S.-China relations better

November 17, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Public salaries make sound management key from officials

November 16, 2014 Today marks the second of three in-depth information pieces in the Sun-Gazette regarding the salaries of local government employees. more »»

Political nuclear bomb unnecessary to achieve proper immigration reform

November 15, 2014 For months, President Barack Obama and his aides have been suggesting he would take executive action to repair the nation’s broken system of regulating immigration. more »»

State faces some tough trends, with one weapon of note

November 14, 2014 The Pennsylvania problem that impacts the state budget perpetually was outlined in a very factual way recently by Matthew Knittel, director of the Independent Fiscal Office. more »»

Firetree Place must find former roots to be successful

November 13, 2014 There were people and smiles and there was a mood of hope at the building formerly known as The Center last Frida. more »»

Lycoming County needs high quality new commissioner

November 11, 2014 Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts has a difficult assignment. more »»

Early learning key to quality future workforce locally

November 11, 2014 Consider that 76 million baby boomers will retire in coming years and there are just 51 million people prepared to replace them in the job market. more »»

CDC loses credibility over an uneven response to Ebola

November 10, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Wolf gets nod, but agenda, state needs a difficult match

November 9, 2014 Folksy plays well in the state of Pennsylvania, distinguished for its crazy quilt of demographic. more »»



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