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Editorials

Free rides taking toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Probably no one with any real understanding or logical suppositions surrounding the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s switch to all-electronic tolling subscribed to the shortsighted notion that the travel entity would not experience serious challenges in ensuring that a superior toll-collection record ...

We must turn around economic slow down before recovery effort fails completely

Cracks are beginning to show in the economic recovery we hoped was under way after encouraging signs this spring and summer. The double whammy of individuals’ failure to do what is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida, means ...

Why do Americans think we are changed for the worse because of 9/11?

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, it was common to say that the United States was a changed country because of the trauma inflicted by the terrorist attacks. According to a poll released this week by ABC News and The Washington Post, many Americans don’t believe the attacks changed the ...

If worker shortage continues, customers are going to feel the negative effects

Those uninterested in the workforce shortage in our region need look no further than just a bit north to the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) to understand how severe things are … and could become. CATA just announced it’s suspending some van/bus routes due to “unprecedented ...

If your mental health is suffering, you are not alone

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But you’re not alone, an estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health and ...