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Arizona uncovers a lot of ‘maybe’ in vote count

The Maricopa County, Arizona voting audit test results came back at the end of September. They show 23,344 mail-in ballots were received from voters’ previous addresses. They show 9,044 more ballots were returned by voters than were sent out. They show 5,295 ballots were affected by ...

Primary care doctors help with COVID-19

I have now been a primary care physician (PCP) in Williamsport for more that forty years. During those years, our community has experienced many struggles but, well, nothing like this COVID-19 pandemic. My goals are to understand, recommend and prescribe the best available care for each patient ...

We must listen to the voices of parents in Pennsylvania; not silence them

A nationwide grassroots movement appeared to spring up seemingly out of nowhere in early 2021. A grassroots movement that hasn’t been seen since the days of the tea party in 2010. This grassroots movement is unique in its intentions and motivations. The movement isn’t being driven by ...

Principals want healthy students

The Pennsylvania Principals Association represents nearly 3,500 principals, assistant principals, directors, supervisors, and other administrators across the commonwealth. Our members lead elementary, middle, and high schools, while others work in central offices that serve the needs of every ...

Vaccine mandates date back to 1795 and George Washington

In a widely circulated image a little girl asks her mother about the mark on her arm. Told that it’s her mother’s smallpox vaccination scar, the girl asks, “Why don’t I have one?” The answer: “Because it worked.” Pandemics are devastating, disrupting business, education, and ...

Which COVID test should I get?

Most of us aren’t biochemists or lab technicians. Some of us can’t even bake because it requires too much attention to precision measurements (read: me). So, of course, COVID testing is a complicated, elusive mystery to 99% of us. I’ll do my best to make it as clear as I can. For the ...