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Editorials

Beleaguered liquor control board should just surrender

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board should accept the defeat it was handed in Commonwealth Court recently, discard any thoughts of filing a costly appeal with the state Supreme Court and avoid any delay regarding full compliance with what the judges decided. Any Pennsylvania resident who ...

Time must be served by those who tried to buy what should be earned

It may be some time before the college entrance cheating scandal is resolved. More than four dozen have been charged. One high-profile case should be dealt with during the next several weeks. It involves television star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. ...

Pennsylvania is no man’s kingdom

As America celebrates the anniversary of its independence today — the day the founders of this nation, after meeting in Pennsylvania, sent word that the colonies would no longer be subject to King George III’s or any other monarch’s rule — the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seems intent on ...

Supreme Court ruling essentially turns Wolf into king of Pennsylvania

We won’t argue that Gov. Tom Wolf’s ultimate goal is to preserve life as we know it in the Keystone State. But it would be wise to keep a closer eye on the executive branch following Wednesday’s political decision by the state Supreme Court, which essentially cements Wolf’s status as a ...

By helping China conceal severity of outbreak, WHO has proven unreliable

In some respects, COVID-19 may seem like a bad dream for many Americans, even though it has is far from stamped out in our country. One aspect of recovery — placing blame — already is well along. But recriminations that were common during the height of the epidemic are trailing off. That ...

Small businesses have nothing to lose, plenty to gain by seeking grants

At Monday’s special meeting of the Mifflin County Commissioners, a statewide program aimed at helping small businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown was revealed. We would like to join the commissioners in throwing our support behind local small businesses doing whatever is necessary ...

It is imperative to figure out why COVID affects some more than others

From nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, it was clear the disease has a racial component. Black Americans have been affected far more severely than whites. Exactly why that is so has not been learned yet. Obviously, getting answers is critical. But blacks ...

Americans still reeling from shutdown may need more help

Members of Congress were wise to pause their campaign of priming the economic pump to counter the effects of the coronavirus epidemic. Nearly three trillion dollars in aid to individuals, families, businesses and local and state governments needed to be given time to work before more federal ...

MCHS MiniTHON team deserves our highest praise for job well done

In a year unlike any other most everyone has ever seen, it seems like arguments and discord are just par for the course. But one of the things we feel safe in stating is that we can all agree cancer is a terrible thing, especially when it attacks children who haven’t yet had the chance to ...

America needs to lead charge to vaccinate the world against COVID-19

Charity begins at home, especially in safeguarding Americans from COVID-19. But we have a long, praiseworthy record of having big hearts, and now should be no exception to that. Efforts to develop new medicines to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 and to develop vaccines against it have ...