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Opinion

If Homeland Security needs help, other agencies should provide it

Editorials

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen’s resignation Sunday had tongues wagging all over Washington and in the news media. Why did she step down? Personal differences between her and President Donald Trump? One of those power struggles among White House aides? Frustration that her ...

Why is Juniata County School District paying people not to work?

Editorials

As you’ve probably already seen on our front page today, former director of secondary education Edward Apple is still collecting salary from the Juniata County School District despite his current status as an “unassigned employee.” Apple joins former superintendent Keith Yarger in the ...

Use caution with Wolf’s gas tax proposal

Editorials

In his relentless push for a natural gas severance tax, Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten much better at the practical side of the initiative. His latest rendition, outlined at a public meeting hosted by the state Department of Environmental Protection’s regional director recently, calls for ...

Supervisors taking right steps for Kish Creek health

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I applaud Derry Township’s supervisors for their proactive approach to rehabilitating Kish Creek at the Kish Park location. The health of Pennsylvania’s waterways is crucial to our community’s wellbeing. Preserving the health of our creeks, streams and rivers starts on ...

Time to celebrate

Local Columns

It’s that time again. National Library Week starts tomorrow and communities across the nation will celebrate the valuable contributions of libraries worldwide. This week is the perfect time to give you a “State of the Library” address, aka I’m going to brag a little bit. A recent ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Tougher state pension forfeiture law merited for abuse of public

Editorials

We doubt there are many things that anger citizen taxpayers more than having public officials and government employees convicted of crimes retaining their pensions, especially when those pensions are so much more generous than those of almost all private-sector employees. So we are heartened ...

Thank you to all who made wild game feed possible

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Pine Glen CMA Church’s Men’s Ministry/Wild Game Feed, I want to thank Bill, Mike and Clay Ammon, John Sunderland, Larry and Blake Miller, Bob Kauffman, Bryan Bilger, Roy Stewart, Rick Barger, Tom Sheaffer for donating a wide variety of “wild game ...