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Love that old vehicle: Average U.S. vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 31, 2015 By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11. more »»

Student tests focus of marathon hearing

July 31, 2015 By JASON GOTTESMAN www.thePLSreporter. more »»

GOP against Iran deal, with or without reading it

July 31, 2015 By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent Republicans fall into two camps when it comes to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Some are against it. more »»

Put kids first, not gas companies

July 30, 2015 Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave. The venerable Pennsylvania Republican, portrayed so vividly in the movie “Lincoln” by Tommie Lee Jones, was a man ahead of his time. more »»

Pa. counties call for resolution to state budget gridlock

July 30, 2015 By BRINDA PENYAK As Pennsylvania enters its fourth week without a state budget for FY 2015-2016, county officials are bracing for the impact of delayed state payments to critical programs, including... more »»

The Iran quandry

July 29, 2015 Phillip Roth wrote in The Plot Against America a fictional account of anti-Semitism in America during the run-up to World War II. more »»

Medicare’s end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance

July 29, 2015 By RICARDO ZALDIVAR And MATT SEDENSKY The Associated Press Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President... more »»

America needs a justice system worthy of the name

July 29, 2015 The United States does not have a justice system. more »»

Protecting Pennsylvania taxpayers

July 27, 2015 As the heat waves of July have arrived, we are entering the fourth week of a budget impasse in Harrisbur. more »»

How we teach violence to children

July 27, 2015 By DAVID SOLEIL As thoughtful, caring parents, we would never want to teach our kids that violence is the answer to any or every problem. more »»

The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society

July 27, 2015 Since the founding of this country, a totalitarian, closed form of government has been considered unacceptable and un-America. more »»

Bible digest

July 27, 2015 “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.” (Psalms 90:2 AKJV) God is and has always been. more »»

A night in the heart of Sugar Valley

July 25, 2015 The air was cool and fresh. The people were kind and friendly. The entertainment was heartwarming and wholesome. The evening was just wonderful. more »»

Bible digest

July 25, 2015 “He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.” (Proverbs 13:24 AKJV) Loving discipline is a must. It takes time and consistency. Be a good parent. more »»

How times have changed: Clean water protections are under fire

July 24, 2015 By ED PERRY The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has nearly completed its rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to most of the nation’s waters. more »»

Study: Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising

July 24, 2015 By VICTORIA INDIVERO Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. more »»

Count soil among the living things we need to protect

July 24, 2015 By SARA KAPLANIAK We are in the midst of the International Year of Soils. Who knew? Most will overlook the global event, but that would be a mistake. Soils deserve our attention. more »»

The troubled terrorist next door

July 23, 2015 The details about Mohammad Abdulazeez, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate accused of murdering four Marines and a sailor, dripped out in the familiar pattern. more »»

At least 1.1 million Pennsylvania homes lacking Internet service

July 21, 2015 By ELIZABETH DALEY President Barack Obama called the Internet “one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. more »»

Budget impasse leaves kids, families hostage

July 21, 2015 t’s very unfortunate to see the 14 Pennsylvania universities raise tuition rates amid the ongoing — and very uncertain — budget battle in Harrisburg. This after Gov. more »»

GOP ‘majority of majority’ rule could test any budget deal

July 20, 2015 By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — In one of Pennsylvania’s defining legislative battles this century, then-Gov. more »»


Screening of "Big Hero 6" (PG) August 4, 2015

With snacks, 2-3:30 p.m., Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte, 814-355-1516, Kids can come dressed as a superhero. more »

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The Rat Motel (Part 3)

April 17, 2015 Unlike many of the other races my family attended, the Warren half-marathon did not have many accessible checkpoints for my mom and me to wait at. more »

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