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Editorials

Accusations in Nikki Haley’s book leave us with troubling questions

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is raising eyebrows with a new book that provides her take on time in President Donald Trump’s administration. The volume, “With All Due Respect,” raises troubling questions about the political establishment. Haley left her post ...

Last passing WWII Medal of Honor recipient is deserving of state funeral

Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Just two of those representatives of the Greatest Generation remain among us ...

The time is right to say goodbye to Pancho Pancake

For more than a half-century, one local tradition seemed to serve as the centerpiece to the Lewistown Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast — revealing the identity of that year’s “Pancho Pancake.” For those who aren’t familiar with the tradition, each year a prominent person ...

Slow down when driving through winter weather

As the first bouts with winter weather get underway, inevitably the number of calls for accidents and crashes our first responders must answer increases. And while there are plenty of cases of the crash being unavoidable due to poor road conditions, the fact is that many accidents are at ...

Keystone State continues to lag behind in highway safety

Not until early 2020 will motorists who violate Pennsylvania work zone speed limits experience lighter wallets and pocketbooks under provisions of Act 86 of 2018, which authorizes speed cameras in highway construction and repair areas. Unfortunately, it is taking the commonwealth too long to ...

Today is a day to honor the very best among us – our nation’s veterans

One hundred one years ago today, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Start small with Sunday hunting

Pennsylvaniaás nearly century and a half ban on most forms of hunting on Sundays will probably end soon thanks to a Harrisburg compromise on the issue. Given how big a step it is — and the significant and legitimate opposition it faced — the compromise that brings its end should be the ...

Recent event illustrates racism is still a problem in America

Just when you think it just may be possible that racism isn't a problem anymore, the bigots remind us it is.   An Associated Press story this week covered two events involving the late Emmett Till. Till was 14 when, in August 1955, he was visiting relatives in Mississippi. The black boy ...

That O’Rourke was a legitimate candidate at all is worrisome

Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who thought extremist demagoguery was the path to the presidency, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party nomination for that office. Good riddance. Politicians do not drop out of races until they have been convinced they ...

Those in online glass houses should not throw stones

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former ...