Opinion

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Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 16
Prominent buildings standing vacant make a town look sad, none more so than empty churches. That’s why area residents should be applauding work...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 16
Gut-wrenching. That’s the only way to describe the cellphone video taken of a white North Charleston, S.C., police officer fatally shooting Walter L...
Published on April 13, 2015 - Page 6
We support Gov. Tom Wolf for restoring a moratorium on natural-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on state parklands. His action reversed a move by...
Published on April 13, 2015 - Page 6
ROSE: You’re never too old to... (fill in the blank). That’s the lesson Phyllis Rhodomoyer has for us all. After 70 years of raising a family and...
Published on April 12, 2015 - Page 25
This week, April 12-18 marks the Week of the Young Child, established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in...
Published on April 12, 2015 - Page 25
March 26, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and a hellish firestorm of opposition soon erupted....
Published on April 12, 2015 - Page 25
Taken at face value, two recent developments on the charter-school front — at the national and state level — might be considered positive ammunition...
Published on April 12, 2015 - Page 25
THORN: Well, now we know why the summer lineup of fire company carnivals doesn’t include one in Mifflinville. Rather than fry hamburgers, the Mifflin...
Published on April 11, 2015 - Page 23
In an effort to get America off fossil fuels, “free” solar and wind energy is often touted as the solution. However, in reality, the so-called free...
Published on April 11, 2015 - Page 23
Is American democracy under assault? That’s a question often asked when businesses exert political influence, unelected bureaucrats misuse power, or...
Published on April 11, 2015 - Page 23
Can’t sleep? Depressed? Low energy? There’s an herb for that, and the dietary supplement industry makes more than $60 billion a year hawking “natural...
Published on April 11, 2015 - Page 23
THORN: No question, workers overseeing an after-school program at Bloomsburg’s Memorial Elementary School should have intercepted a child with...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
The U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld yet another state’s voter ID law. It was a frustrating reminder of the lost opportunity that was the Tom...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
To many people living in the United States, the Orthodox Church is an obscure religion. If anything at all is known about this faith, it may very...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
About a month ago, I read a letter that greatly disturbed me. An anonymous transgendered person believed they had to leave the area because they felt...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
The trouble with Gov. Wolf’s natural-gas tax is that it wasn’t imposed five years ago. Thanks to the Rendell administration’s halfhearted support for...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
“Students have borne the brunt of massive cuts over the last four years and today’s action is an important step in giving them a break from...
Published on April 10, 2015 - Page 8
It’s the last frontier for women in U.S. armed forces. The debate from the Pentagon to the A-team is whether women should serve in our special...
Published on April 9, 2015 - Page 25
“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live...

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