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Take careful look at how disaster relief is spent

September 20, 2013 No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005. more »»

Corbett keeping up fight to privatize Lottery management

September 19, 2013 Gov. Tom Corbett is not giving up his fight to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Corbett has extended the life of the bid from a private firm to take over Lottery management until Oct. more »»

Eagles protected unless they get in the way

September 18, 2013 If you want to open a coal mine or drill a gas well in an area where certain types of rare fish or other endangered wildlife live, be prepared to be told you will have to change your plan. more »»

Teen’s bullying death the saddest of stories

September 17, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

How do we explain weather this year?

September 13, 2013 You may remember that for a couple of years, severe heat waves, strong hurricanes and vicious tornadoes plagued some regions of the country. more »»

The war on terror seems truly endless

September 13, 2013 A year ago Wednesday, as Americans observed another anniversary of the Sept. more »»

Questions on Syria deserve some real, tough answers

September 12, 2013 The decision by a U.S. more »»

Looking for a friend in the wrong place

September 11, 2013 Among the most perceptive and at the same time worrisome comments made on the prospect of U.S. military action against Syria was one by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

War on Syria needs a second opinion

September 10, 2013 Members of Congress debating President Barack Obama’s recommendation the U.S. go to war with Syria have much to discuss. more »»

Amtrak service still in jeopardy

September 9, 2013 Amtrak's east-west service in Pennsylvania, faced with more bad news in recent days, has some officials, as well as passengers dependent on the service, much more pessimistic about its prospects for... more »»

Holder picks and chooses new laws

September 7, 2013 Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible. more »»

We have a right to fret about privacy

September 6, 2013 On holidays such as the recently-celebrated Labor Day, many Americans reflect on how wonderful it is to live in this country. more »»

Any decision to attack Syria should be made for right reasons

September 5, 2013 President Barack Obama finally has decided to submit the decision on war with Syria to Congress. more »»

Broken promises become epidemic

September 2, 2013 Health insurance will be cheaper, we were assured. If you like the policy you have, you’ll be able to keep it, President Barack Obama insisted. more »»

Welcome home

September 2, 2013 BURNHAM — Grief and gratitude united the crowd who gathered Saturday for the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans memorial at the Beech Street circle in Burnham. more »»

Anewalt running for Lewistown Borough tax collector

September 2, 2013 LEWISTOWN — Erin Laub Anewalt will appear on the ballot as a Democratic candidate for Lewistown Borough Tax Collector on Tuesday, Nov. 5. more »»

In the spotlight

September 2, 2013 Juniata County Fair Queen for 2013 Katie McLaughlin, left, is joined by 2012 Queen Maddie Zendt on Saturday after the queen contest at the Juniata County Fair in Port Royal. more »»

All in a day’s work

September 2, 2013 Marvin Pontius, fourth from left, was named the 2013 Juniata County Farmer of the Year at the Juniata County Fair on Sunday. Pontius is joined by his family, from left, Krista, Jason, Sue and Brandon. more »»

The real solution is active involvement

August 31, 2013 For a number of students in both Mifflin and Juniata counties the new school year hasn't exactly gotten off to a flying start, and their parents are not happy about it. more »»

U.S. reaction to Syria must involve great deal of care

August 30, 2013 Terming use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war a “red line” that, if crossed, would result in decisive U.S. action was a mistake on President Barack Obama’s part. more »»

 
 

 

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