Residents deserve voice in flood plans


Anyone old enough to recall the devastation wreaked by Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 can appreciate flood-control efforts that were undertaken in the aftermath of that wide-scale weather calamity. Similarly, people who experienced fear and/or destruction from this month’s heavy, persistent ...

One word for city’s lack of self-awareness


“Ridiculous” is certainly a word that can describe many things. We don’t believe we can agree with city officials who used that word — “ridiculous” — in an article in Tuesday’s Sun-Gazette to describe the annual need to remind property owners of codes compliance. But it could ...

A better climate through lawsuits


While the world’s attention has been focused on the Coronavirus pandemic and, recently, Russia’s murderous invasion of Ukraine, something important is happening in the fight for climate change accountability: climate lawsuits are advancing through legal systems here and around the ...

Why is anyone surprised?


According to a leaked draft of the upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade, all three of President Donald Trump's appointees (Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett) will be voting to overturn it. They were asked about this specifically at their Senate confirmation ...

Vote if you can — and prepare


Republican voters and Democratic voters need to head to the polls, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., today — independent voters and third-party voters can stay home — for now. We hope Republicans and Democrats have been following the primary campaigns closely so they can make the most informed ...