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Opinion

Rioters are undermining just cause of legitimate protestors

Editorials

The past few days have seen not only yet another needless killing of a person of color as a result of improper police conduct — this time Minneapolis, Minnesota resident George Floyd on Memorial Day — but understandable anger and outrage that it continues to happen and with alarming ...

Wars are bad for working class and national debt

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Have there ever been years in American history when the federal government was debt free? Yes, in 1834, 1835 and 1836 when Andrew Jackson was the president. How many times in American history have there been years with federal government budget supluses? There have been 103 ...

More must be done to keep neglected dams from failing and killing

Editorials

About 11,000 people were forced to leave their Central Michigan homes a few days ago, when two large dams failed. No lives were lost, in part because the dams’ imminent failure had been anticipated for several days, as a result of heavy rainfall. In fact, concern about the dams dates back ...

Thank you to teachers who have molded me

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since I’m a teacher, I would like to take the opportunity to thank a few of my wonderful public school teachers from both the former Decatur Elementary School and East Derry Elementary School who taught me lessons that I have applied to my own work in public education. Mrs. ...

How many deaths are OK when restarting economy?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I participated in the virtual town hall of Sen. Jake Corman and Rep. Fred Keller on May 21. I noticed that the questions that were being accepted seemed geared toward pushing a narrative and not addressing the concerns of those of us that recognize the dangers this pandemic is ...

We’re not ready to open unless we wear masks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to commend the commissioners of Juniata and Mifflin counties and our state legislators on their calm, respectful and caring response to the COVID-19 virus. The well written pleas to the state and the reported discussions of the commissioners showed none of the venom and ...

Adults prove to kids the dangers of social media

Editorials

Teens and even tweens are constantly asking their parents — or not asking — to use various and sundry social media applications on their phones. Parents try hard to persuade the youngsters of the risk involved, but who wants to listen to stodgy old mom and dad? Police agencies recommend ...

Disappointment with her hometown

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While working at the PA House of Representatives, I organized visits to Mt. Union and Huntingdon County from PA legislators. I was excited to share all that is good about my hometown. Born and raised in Mount Union, I’ve always been proud of our small town values, of our ...