Opinion

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Published on October 11, 2014 - Page 23
ROSE: It’s pretty hard to find good news about heroin, but here’s just a sliver: The growing epidemic is not as bad here as in some other parts of...
Published on October 11, 2014 - Page 23
Every child needs and deserves a safe, stable, and loving home life. My wife, Kris, and I have been blessed with three wonderful, healthy children....
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 27
It is no secret that persistently high unemployment has been an ongoing problem in northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA). The unemployment rate is higher...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 27
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 October 10, 2014 - Page 27
The hedge fund business is a great deal for those who run hedge funds. Typically, the managers charge a fee of “2 and 20” - 2 percent of the value of...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 27
This is no ordinary homecoming weekend in Bloomsburg. The university — which, more than any other institution, has come to define the town — is...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 27
The U.S. Forest Service’s requirement that certain people who film or photograph federal wilderness must first obtain a special use permit is rightly...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 20
Homeowners, how will school property tax reform affect you? First, please understand that this tax reform change is revenue neutral. Senate Bill/...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 20
Pennsylvania has the second highest number of private water wells in the nation. Sizable swaths of the state are being explored, or at least eyed,...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 20
Our state Legislature did not come together on liquor privatization in 2014. Our state Legislature did not come together on pension reform in 2014...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 20
Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, himself an adoptee, and a small minority of adoptees have convinced our state House and Senate, with House Bill 162, that...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 20
Hearing of plans to marginalize the Montour Preserve’s role as an educational center is heartbreaking. The uncertainty of the future of the lake i.e...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 16
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has been handing out taxpayer money like so many election-year Chiclets. But as questionable as these public subsidies...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 16
“This is such a great honor for all of us and all the people who have worked with us and supported us. We are going to continue and hopefully do even...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 16
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series on good things happening in the area by Roger W. Nunkester Jr., educator, former Berwick councilman,...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 16
In a few weeks, Pennsylvanians will go to the polls to cast their votes for governor, Congress and the state General Assembly. Politicians always are...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 16
When a family falls apart, its members find themselves in unfamiliar, often terrifying territory: the legal system. They don’t know where they’re...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 15
Before reading the balance of this letter please rest assured that it is not meant as a political statement. I just want to express my own views on...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 15
Colorado engineer Scott Tibbits’ creation of a texting-prevention device highlights a stark paradox: Everybody decries the dangers of texting while...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 15
This is Mental Illness Awareness Week, highlighting the fact that one in five Americans takes at least one psychiatric medication, such as an anti-...

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