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Corbett keeping up fight to privatize Lottery management

September 18, 2013 Gov. Tom Corbett is not giving up his fight to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Corbett has extended the life of the bid from a private firm to take over Lottery management until Oct. more »»

Brodart warehouse project hits city's housing priorities

September 17, 2013 It’s the vacant building with the large chimney stack background. The former Brodart warehouse is a rather dubious landmark near the entrance to the city’s West End. more »»

Obama kept one promise - to kill the coal industry

September 16, 2013 Back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama outlined his plan to wreck the coal industry and drive electricity prices up. more »»

Heroin's scary grip on our area must be fought

September 15, 2013 It's easy to get. It's cheap. It feels good. On the scale of temptation, that's a hard-to-beat trifecta. more »»

Holder's marijuana message treads on dangerous ground

September 14, 2013 Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible. more »»

Keystone Central takes wise action to arm security officer

September 13, 2013 The Keystone Central School Board voted last week to allow their full-time district police officer to carry a gun in the district's schools. Good for them. more »»

Syria: The case has not been built for military response

September 12, 2013 Syria, in the throws of a miserable civil war, was the stage for the chemical gassing recently of more than a thousand people. more »»

Recent decision shows value of gas impact fee system

September 11, 2013 There has been debate about the worth of gas impact fees that the state Legislature chose over a gas drilling tax. But the bottom line is that a tax goes to Harrisburg and state coffers first. more »»

A tough summer for area, but some encouraging signs

September 10, 2013 By almost any measure, it’s been a tough summer for the Greater Williamsport Area. There’s an acknowledged heroin problem. more »»

Presidents are supposed to enforce law, not break it

September 9, 2013 State legislators from throughout the nation heard a stern lecture from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week. more »»

Congress should not allow NRC to keep breaking the law

September 7, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials. more »»

Town hall topic strikes at heart of American crisis

September 7, 2013 The point made at a recent town hall meeting sponsored by Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey was reasonable. more »»

City's future in aquatics business is cloudy at best

September 6, 2013 The City of Williamsport is down to one operational swimming pool as the summer end. more »»

Region desperately needs modernized terminal building

September 5, 2013 The Williamsport Regional Airport is located in Montoursville. But 88 percent of the people who fly in this 13-county region use a different airport. more »»

The realities - and blessings - of security in the 21st Century

September 4, 2013 Metal detectors. Baggage checks and tags. Those are not just the staples of airport security. They were a fact of life at the recent Little League World Series here recently. more »»

Climate alarmists' new toy not working

September 3, 2013 Climate alarmists have a new toy with which to play — but it may not be as pleasing as they hope. more »»

It is our labors that make us special in America

September 2, 2013 We call this day Labor Day and ought to make more of a fuss about it than we do. For a whole bunch of people, this holiday marks the real end to summer. more »»

Ruling may make open records process more complex, costly

September 1, 2013 Execution of Pennsylvania’s open records law just got more complex. And more costly. And more time-consuming. more »»

Debt nears $17 trillion; it cannot be allowed to continue

August 31, 2013 Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillion. more »»

Gas drilling hearing serves purpose if premise is pure

August 30, 2013 When it comes to gas drilling in the Loyalsock State Forest, the questioning seems to be without end. State Rep. more »»



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