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Opinion

The coming abortion wars

Local Columns

Amid arguments in the Senate over whether the impeachment of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, and in the House over whether $1.9 trillion is enough money to borrow and distribute to select taxpayers and institutions, there have been rumblings among Democrats to make it more ...

Gov. Wolf’s proposal deserves consideration

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Gov. Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 state budget deserves a fair hearing for two reasons. First, significantly increasing state aid to local school districts makes it possible for them to eliminate and/or reduce unfair per capita and earned income taxes and perhaps to also reduce ...

Financial concerns are legitimate

Editorials

State and local governments, not only here but across the United States, are facing uncertain financial outlooks as the pandemic continues to wreak its multi-pronged devastation. The Wall Street Journal noted in a Jan. 13 article that “for governments that rely on property-tax revenues, the ...

Borough council is prudent to keep MABL

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since I have been a consulting water treatment specialist for in excess of 30 years and have business interests in Mifflin County, I feel compelled to comment on the article published Feb. 8, 2021 entitled “Searer: County water authority is best way to go.” The article ...

A civic duty for today’s media consumer: identify fake news

Local Columns

Pennsylvanians are social people, often engaging with family, friends and others through numerous social media platforms. Information shared on these platforms can come from reputable news sources or, unfortunately, from other untrustworthy contributors that publish verifiably false content. ...

Targeted relief would actually cost more

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For everyone out there that is calling for a more targeted distribution of the stimulus/relief checks, including the editorial of Feb. 1, I would like to take a moment and explain why it is not happening. It is simply a matter of cost and time. This issue has been looked into ...

Ideological imperialism is leading to a bad end

Local Columns

When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, mighty was the outrage of the American establishment. If Russia’s security services filched those emails, and a troll farm in ...