Opinion

We need to act now to combat global warming

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I recently read two letters to the editor on the subject of climate change. One by Jeffrey Baumgardner who believes that climate change is real, but says with great certainty that God is causing the changing climate which I assume he means as a way to punish us. There is only ...

Why is global warming considered a bad thing?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I read with interest the reader’s opinion by John Brittain in Saturday’s Sentinel and figured I would expand on some ideas he put forth which I had also been pondering concerning global warming. First off, why is it global warming is always presented to us as a disaster ...

Sunshine Week highlights vital role of press as watchdog

Local Columns

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking ...

Bill requiring Megan’s Law registry for sex traffickers overdue

Editorials

Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate that would require offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offenses to register with the Megan’s Law sex offender registry. The bill would amend the existing law to classify the convictions relating to human trafficking in the ...

Until Christ returns, we need to protect our planet

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Like Mr. Baumgardner, (Letter to the Editor, March 8) I believe that Christ will return and that there will be tribulation on earth before he does so. The faithful have believed this since St. John experienced his revelation on the island of Patmos. Our God hasn’t seen fit ...

McSally helps shine light on sexual assault in military

Editorials

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply on Wednesday, as she participated in ...

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities badly need fiscal change

Editorials

For decades, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been the most financially realistic path to a college education for students in our region. There needs to be fundamental fiscal change — quickly — for that premise to remain true. Leaders of the state-owned university ...

Some thoughts on effects of global warming

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There I was the other day, with two sweaters on, looking out the window at the polar vortex and wondering what my heat bill was going to be, and on the TV was a cluster of activists yelling about global warming, and I thought to myself: is global warming going to be all that ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...