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Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

July 2, 2015 By RACHEL ZOLL And STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. more »»

 
 
 
Living in downtown Lock Haven

July 1, 2015 (Editor’s Note: This is the author’s first column in a series of commentaries he intends to write about Downtown Lock Haven as he and his family invest their futures in the community. more »»

Now’s the time to contact your state lawmaker

July 1, 2015 Would lawmakers in Pennsylvania be able to compromise on a sound budget for fiscal 2015-16 before today? The answer is no. more »»

Pa. school aid formula has winners, losers

June 30, 2015 By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state... more »»

Increasing state payments in lieu of taxes a must for rural Pa.

June 29, 2015 Across Pennsylvania, the practice has long been in place of taxing property to help fund our schools. more »»

Marijuana and the workplace

June 29, 2015 The state of Pennsylvania is presently poised to consider the legalization of medical marijuana. It has passed the state Senate but is presently stalled in the House Health Committe. more »»

Saluting a ‘Great Charter’ of liberty

June 27, 2015 By ED FEULNER It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietl. more »»

Minimum wage increase helps business

June 26, 2015 ABy AMY EDELMAN s a business owner, I know we need to raise the minimum wage, and we need to act now. It’s good for my business, customers, and our economy. more »»

What makes a heavy drinker?

June 26, 2015 There's been a significant rise in "heavy drinking" among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. more »»

The Berlin Wall and the importance of memory

June 25, 2015 WILSON RICCARDO Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Berlin in Germany to visit a friend of mine. more »»

More gambling should not be part of any budget deal

June 25, 2015 With the June 30 state budget deadline approaching, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf are scrambling to fill a $2.3 billion shortfall between Wolf’s proposed budget and expected revenues. more »»

Drones are not just fun and games

June 25, 2015 Retail chain Sam’s Club announced last week it is expanding its inventory of drones well ahead of the Christmas shopping season. more »»

Pa. lawmakers could roll dice on internet gambling

June 24, 2015 By ANDREW STAUB www.PAIndependent.com HARRISBURG — State lawmakers have to fill a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, but Republicans who control the state Legislature don’t favor Democratic Gov. more »»

Why are we ignoring a cyber Pearl Harbor?

June 24, 2015 By Jonah Goldberg What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or - less box office but just as bad - the U.. more »»

Family ties or government bonds?

June 23, 2015 By BRITTNEY PARKER Imagine a little girl and her young mother sitting on a weathered porch in a working-class urban neighborhood. more »»

We need public libraries

June 23, 2015 Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in seconds. more »»

EBay’s security chief cites evolving cyberthreats

June 19, 2015 By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer It seems there’s nowhere to hide these days from cyberattacks. more »»

Why run for office?

June 18, 2015 By LEE H. HAMILTON I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. more »»

Why benefits are more important than salary

June 18, 2015 By VEER GIDWANEY www.pennenergy.com Looking for a job means compromisin. more »»

U.S. soccer should not look the other way on Hope Solo

June 17, 2015 By LAURA FINLEY If the U.S. more »»

Pool party mayhem

June 17, 2015 Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun on other teens. more »»

 
 

Jersey Shore Town Meeting July 2, 2015

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A Laughable Vacation

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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