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Give thanks for those who fought blaze in ‘Terrace’

March 29, 2014 A police and fire scanner sits in our newsroom, as it does in just about every daily newspaper in the country. That scanner is an important news-gathering tool. more »»

Shed some light on Justice Dept. flights

March 28, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

J-3 Cub deserves to be Pennsylvania's 'Official Aircraft'

March 27, 2014 The iconic, yellow Piper J-3 Cub deserves the status as Pennsylvania’s “Official State Aircraft of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. more »»

State officials short on ethics

March 26, 2014 Even if Pennsylvania isn't waist-deep in the ethics swamp, it's clear that the commonwealth's "toes" have been testing the troubling waters. State residents should be angry as well as concerned. more »»

Liquor privatization pursuit must continue

March 25, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett said at a recent news conference that he has not given up on a plan to change the state's system of liquor stores. more »»

Foreign relations: Obama doesn’t seem to get it

March 22, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

We could be leading the world in drone aircraft Not for thee

March 21, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Medicare benefits spared - but why?

March 20, 2014 President Barack Obama does not have to worry about votes from senior citizens this fall. more »»

Transparent? Obama’s officials are anything but

March 19, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Let Sunshine Law in: Many issues are creating clouds

March 18, 2014 This is National Sunshine Week, a celebration of open government and the people's right to know what their public servants are doing in their name. more »»

When will society address mentally ill before they kill?

March 15, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his son... more »»

Closer eye must be kept on students who are guests here

March 14, 2014 Islamic terrorists hoping for another opening to massacre Americans must wonder sometimes whether we can even see the “dots,” much less connect them. After the Sept. more »»

Getting satisfaction

March 14, 2014 Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbes magazine lists the world’s wealthiest individuals. more »»

Some drugs seem to be much more 'illegal' than others

March 13, 2014 Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages. more »»

Deadline looms for health care sign-up

March 12, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

White House needs to rethink strategy on dealing with Russia

March 11, 2014 Vows by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama to line up a solid international front against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine may have to be rethought. more »»

Autism research harmed by this sort of spending

March 8, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»

The truth about the real cost of parks’ shutdown

March 7, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report this week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Cut military fat, strengthen muscle

March 6, 2014 In some ways, Americans face more military threats to our security than the nation did in the days leading up to World War II. more »»

Hopefully USS Somerset will live up to lofty name

March 5, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»



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