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Editorials

Helping nation’s colleges, universities remain afloat is worth discussing

A significant number of colleges and universities in the United States were coping with financial challenges, some severe, before COVID-19 reared its ugly head. Now, with many forced to suspend operations and send students home, these institutions of higher learning may be in existential ...

If senators indeed engaged in insider trading, they must be punished

Millions of dollars in stock transactions on behalf of five U.S. senators have raised serious questions about their ethics — and whether they broke laws against insider trading. Clearly, the matter needs to be investigated, but not as a witch hunt with the preconceived notion that someone ...

We need to be prepare for the worst while hoping for the best

Most of the news about government’s response to COVID-19 has been released at the state and federal levels. But as the epidemic spreads, local governments will become more and more critical. Some municipal and county officials in our area already have begun planning for that time. Those ...

US needs to ensure better preperation for America’s next health crisis

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our atmosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

No matter how long the tunnel may be, there is light at the end

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 — as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations — certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...

Number of good folks in the world vastly outnumber the bad

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — ...

Following advice from experts on COVID-19 is in everyone’s interest

Have you ever tried to get a child who wasn’t your own to do something and that child responded with some form of “you can’t make me”? Something similar seems to be happening when it comes to some people — especially younger folks — regarding the guidelines for public interaction ...

Do what you can to help make this temporary situation a bit more palatable

It is easy, right now, to get little caught up in the anxiety that comes with the official effort to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. Certainly no one could be blamed for indulging in a little worry. But once we’ve got that out of our system, life is going to look very different for most ...

Finding ways to pass free time during shutdown is healthy for body and mind

As the coronavirus outbreak seems to disrupt our lives more and more each day, more and more folks find themselves essentially stuck at home with not much to do. As the coronavirus outbreak seems to disrupt our lives more and more each day, more and more folks find themselves essentially ...

As coronavirus outbreak continues, let us remember 2 important things

As we in Pennsylvania now must confront the pandemic of coronavirus head on, it is important to remember to do two things. The first is listen to the experts. No, that’s not that guy you met one time in junior high you’re now Facebook friends with. The experts are the folks from the ...