Opinion

There are still some good people left in the world

Editorials

There is plenty of bad news and there are plenty of truly bad people for those of us in journalism to tell you about. Occasionally, really good people surface, however. You ought to know about them, too. You may never have heard of Rodney Smith Jr., of Huntsville, Ala. Lots of other people ...

Being an advocate for cancer research should not disqualify Biden

Editorials

When could anyone have expected that being a champion in the battle against cancer would be a political liability? It will be, if some of his opponents for the Democratic Party nomination for president have their way. While vice president, Biden had called for more research into cancer. ...

US, Mexico need to work together to solve immigration problem

Editorials

Mexico’s still relatively new leader, who took office only in December, had seemed even before this month to be attempting to do more to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border into the United States. But U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on some imports from ...

Juneteenth is a day worth celebrating

Editorials

New holidays and special observances are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it seems we have too many. But one gaining popularity is well worth noting — and celebrating by each and every American. It is Juneteenth, to be observed today. It is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United ...

Counties should get say in whether VGTs are permitted within them

Editorials

When we’ve brought up gambling and the risks associated with it to the surrounding communities before, we’re sure some of you wondered what the big deal was — after all, the nearest casino is in the Harrisburg-Hershey region, far enough away from the Juniata Valley, right? But, as we ...

Bloomberg’s take on America’s energy policies are misguided

Editorials

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week his philanthropic foundation will spend $500 million to close as many coal-fired power plants as possible. He also wants Americans to stop building new gas-fired power plants. Period. Bloomberg claims the move is needed to ...

Work of many makes Community Day a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are many thank yous to extend to all the volunteers who helped to make Reedsville Community Day a success. The weather was gorgeous and many, many people turned out to shop the town-wide yard sales and support the vendors and activities at Bender Park. This year, a ...

If Iran must be confronted, it must be based on concrete evidence

Editorials

If indeed Iran is behind recent attacks on several tanker ships carrying petroleum products, action by the world community — not just the United States — may be necessary. But as of Thursday, only circumstantial evidence of Iranian complicity had been provided. On was on that day that ...

No matter how you word it, pro-life claims are faulty

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Father Weary claims, yet again, that slavery and abortion are the same thing. I completely disagree. In fact the only way that they are in any way similar is that slave owners dictated what their slave did and proponents of pro-life want to dictate what women do with their own ...

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 ...