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Study underscores need to monitor child media use

November 21, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Arena signals downtown elevation to another level

November 20, 2015 The Liberty Arena opening last weekend was really much more than the simple unveiling of a multi-sport facility. more »»

Case charts the desperation that comes with heroin

November 19, 2015 A 23-year-old man recently stole a $4,000 violin and a $350, 32-inch television, according to city police. The reason? To support his heroin addiction. more »»

Closure, city backing needed on rental ordinance appeal

November 18, 2015 The wheels of justice do indeed turn slowly. And in the case of the City of Williamsport rental property ordinance, they haven't been turning at all for about six months. more »»

Talk underscores the need for local anti-drug efforts

November 17, 2015 When law enforcement experts spoke last week on leading problems facing law enforcement personnel everyday, the facts they delivered to a coroners’ educational conference in Old Lycoming Township... more »»

Obama’s reasoning on Keystone nixing serves no one

November 16, 2015 It was bad enough when President Barack Obama used the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for domestic political reasons, to placate his radical environmentalist base. more »»

Lycoming County budget for 2016 needs full airing

November 15, 2015 A no-tax-hike budget of $94.9 million was introduced Thursday for Lycoming County government in 2016. more »»

Founders did not have this in mind

November 14, 2015 Our system uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinion. more »»

Founders did not have this in mind

November 14, 2015 Our system uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinion. more »»

Tempting budget deal does not make long-term sense

November 13, 2015 It all sounds so good on paper: Raise the sales tax and use those revenues to finance reductions in school property taxes, the largest single bill that most of Pennsylvania’s property owners pay... more »»

Budget poll result doesn’t match what should be obvious

November 12, 2015 As the Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolfe apparently saunter toward a state budget resolution, it’s worth noting how the principles in this stalemate are perceived. more »»

Our vets: Don’t ever forget their correct impact here, globally

November 11, 2015 They are – quite simply – the major reason we are a free people in these United States of America. They are the soul behind much of the cause of freedom and human rights throughout the world. more »»

Remove the agenda and energy news is mostly positive

November 10, 2015 Many politicians like to paint certain energy industries in a bad light, dwelling on environmental safety, their revenues and the perpetual need for them to pay more taxes. more »»

Why does EPA need a massive PR budget push?

November 9, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to paraphrase President Barack Obama, stopping the... more »»

New leadership must end dangerous mess of a federal budget

November 8, 2015 The only redeeming feature of the budget deal that has passed tentatively through Congress in recent days is that it gives new House Speaker Paul Ryan, a refreshing builder of consensus, a chance to... more »»

Government should be banned from robocalls, too

November 7, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy causes. more »»

Local GDP growth for 2014 a strong economic indicator

November 6, 2015 Despite a slowdown in natural gas drilling, the Williamsport area has received very high marks on one of the most important economic standards there i. more »»

Can election results translate to proper action on promises?

November 5, 2015 Voters delivered a mix of staying the course and a new look in their election decisions Tuesday. more »»

State high court gets open records office ruling right

November 4, 2015 If you believe, as we do, that the public’s right to know is an issue that should be valued above almost all others, the state Supreme Court made a very big ruling last week in favor of that concep. more »»

Murdoch’s Houses of Horror

November 3, 2015 Some early childhood centers certified under Pennsylvania’s state-subsidized pre-kindergarten program are starting to tell parents they will close because of the state’s budget stalemate. more »»



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