Opinion

Lawmakers, Wolf must compromise on voting machines

Editorials

State lawmakers recently passed a separate measure amid their budget votes that designates $90 million to pay for counties instituting new voting machines that have an auditable paper trail ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Given the state’s history of unfunded mandates inflicted on ...

Democrats have 3 choices; none of them are good

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Am I a Democrat or Republican? I am an Independent-conservative. My suggestions in the “opinion” are targeted at the seasoned young, middle aged and the elderly Democratic voters. Dedication to the Democratic Party is admirable. It can still revert back to the original ...

Sunday hunt may put target on lawmakers

Editorials

It’s easy to understand why opponents of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania are wary regarding the apparent “compromise” legislation that passed the state Senate on June 26, sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration. The obvious basis for concern is that Sunday hunting, ...

Saving life in the womb is everyone’s business

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If a moral outrage is being carried out in society, those calling for and working for an end to that moral outrage are not to be silenced just because they don’t have an answer to all of the social consequences that happen when that outrage ceases. No, you stop the moral ...

Many are to thank for Lewistown fireworks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We wish to express our sincerest gratitude to those who made this year’s Juniata River Valley Fireworks a huge success! First, the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce as an organization for taking over this valuable community tradition a few years ago when it was ...

Manchin’s US Soccer Federation bill is right on goal

Editorials

Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: In an important way, the women are doing more valuable work. U.S. ...

Preventing ill, injured kids from falling behind at school is vital

Editorials

When many of us who are now adults were kids, we’d view any chance to miss school as a bonus — even if that meant having to deal with an illness. And even though many of us would enjoy catching daytime TV staples like “The Price Is Right” when home from school, often times a teacher ...

I will be counted, how about you?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I write this letter, there are 167 days until Christmas. No doubt, a retailer might read this and immediately begin formulating a display to promote early, early, early “Black Friday” sales in August. I mention all this to share with you another event that is fast ...

Sexual predators need to be kept behind bars

Editorials

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...