Editorials

Until we can verify North Korea is changing, we cannot trust it is

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea this week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

New secretary needs to chase bad actors out of VA

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Improvements in Mexico could help stem rising tide of illegal immigration

Most who emigrate to the United States illegally come to this country for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own ...

Welcome and good luck to all teams playing in Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional

Today, Armagh Memorial Field and the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League welcome nine other teams from five states for the first day of the organization’s Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament for 15-year-olds. Play commences at 11 a.m. and there will be four games each day through Saturday, with a ...

PIAA needs fixed, not replaced

The PIAA needs fixed, not replaced. Possibly 100 or more public schools will be represented this week at a meeting in State College with the PIAA’s policy toward non-boundary (private and charter) schools as the primary item on the agenda. Some Juniata Valley schools will be there, some ...

Trump’s remarks were ill-advised, but certainly not treasonous

Is Donald Trump a traitor? There are more than a few folks on Facebook, Twitter, etc. who think so. Of course, many of them have been looking for an excuse to dump a president they don’t like, just as the other side did in the eight years his predecessor was in office. If you’re going ...

Why wasn’t my kid’s game in the newspaper?

About this time each year, we start answering the same question over and over: Why wasn’t my kid’s game in the newspaper? The answer is because the people who need to tell us about it, didn’t. Throughout late June and July, area youth play baseball and softball with a number of ...

Trump had no choice but to walk back his Putin comments

Given the firestorm that erupted over his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump had no choice but to walk back one comment he made in Finland on Monday. In answering reporters’ questions Monday, Trump, standing feet from Putin, indicated ...

Japanese World Cup soccer team showed great grace despite loss

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a crushing ...