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Editorials

Better oversight of Fed officials clearly needed

Officials with the U.S. Federal Reserve wield an immense amount of influence on our economy. Last year, the Fed took unusual steps to shore up the economy and stabilize financial markets during the pandemic by cutting its short-term benchmark interest rate to zero in March 2020. Since then, it ...

Support for veterans should inspire both pride and gratitude

The U.S. Department of Education will provide Pennsylvania College of Technology with a well-deserved $450,000 grant, the Sun-Gazette reported in its weekend edition. The three-year grant is earmarked to support recruiting veterans to enroll in Penn College and to develop support systems to ...

US must confront lead pipe problem

“Your tap water can hang out in some pretty seedy joints” is the message in close proximity to containers of one brand of bottled water sold by some area stores. Accompanying that message and, of course, the containers of water for sale is a picture depicting one example of the ...

Newspapers: Vital enough to be celebrated

National Newspaper Week presents an opportunity to reflect on the value of journalism — an American treasure essential to our way of life. Around the globe and nationwide, across the commonwealth, and in our own backyards, newspaper journalists provide the accurate, fair, timely and ...

Litter a persistent problem in Pennsylvania

Despite decades of public education and cleanups, and hours upon hours of volunteer time, litter remains a perennial problem in Pennsylvania. Sure, other states deal with litter, too. But, let’s be honest, the amount of litter that clutters our roads, streets and sidewalks is unsightly and ...

Bring transparency to school curricula

The Education Committee of the state Assembly recently passed legislation we endorse: A bill requiring public school districts to publish curricula and lists of textbooks used on their websites. According to Ryan Brown’s column in Monday’s edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, the ...