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Editorials

Blood donors are always needed

Tired of being asked to give blood? Imagine being the person lying in a hospital bed hoping there is enough of your particular blood type on hand to provide the care you need. The demand for donated blood and plasma does not go away after a large donation event or surge of donors because ...

Are lower test scores due to school closures?

Following the usual school supply shopping, classroom decorating and meet the teacher nights, this year’s return to school has been marked by uncertainty and anxiety. Scores of unfilled jobs and more than three-quarters of teachers seriously considering quitting have undercut the usual ...

How some legislators spent their summer vacation

As state lawmakers trickle back to Harrisburg, state residents might be interested to know how the legislators spent their unduly long summer vacations. Not surprisingly, some spent at least part of it in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with special-interest lobbyists. Pace-O-Matic, which produces the ...

Celebrate homecoming, but do so safely

A tradition that is a highlight of fall is under way as area high schools celebrate their homecoming events. Students get the chance at this point in the school year to enjoy the company of their friends, family and alumni during one of the more memorable events of the school year. And, ...

Don’t let a little rain reduce vigilance against drought

The eastern United States is fortunate in not having to deal with the extreme drought conditions portions of the West — including the state of California — are experiencing. However, those dry conditions are not merely a U.S. problem. Rather, drought is afflicting many parts of this ...

Time to repeal law that allows sale of municipal water systems

Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company (as was Lewistown borough). Now, lawmakers must reverse the measure known as Act 12. The Bucks County commissioners were correct to cancel the proposed $1.1 billion sale of the county’s sewer ...