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Editorials

By including motorcycles in lemon law, bikers won’t get taken for a ride

For the past several years, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, has championed legislation that would include motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s lemon law, which in our opinion, seems like a commonsense measure. Right now, the 366,000 motorcycles registered in Pennsylvania are not covered, ...

Bogus claims from Poor People’s Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign has announced a “season of nonviolent, moral direct action,” targeting the U.S. Senate with disruptive activities every Monday, July 12 through Aug 2. According to the campaign’s co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, “The Senate must end the filibuster, ...

We hope bird disease does not turn into something more dangerous

We are alarmed — as all of us should be — about the mysterious deaths of our beloved birds. Over the past six weeks, thousands of birds across multiple states in the Northeast have been spotted with eye and brain problems. Did you ever hear the story about the canary in the coal ...

The time is now to improve our federal prisons

It seems common sense: Prisons are meant to discipline criminals by keeping them locked away from the rest of society. The function of a prison is to keep the inmates, well, imprisoned. But according to a recent Associated Press report, our nation’s minimum-security federal prison facilities ...

More must be done to combat evil that is child trafficking

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill supported by our area’s lawmakers that would require human trafficking offenses to be considered in a person’s bid for child custody. We agree with this piece of legislation, even as we find it extremely unsettling that such legislation is needed ...