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Take a quick drive down one of our local highways and it’s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter people from littering. From cigarette butts to old electronics and tires, our … more
As continued from my last column regarding our trip to Europe … Finally, with Madrid in the rear-view mirror, Romania was just a four-hour, 1,300-mile flight away. Oops — not … more
Every day, approximately 170 Americans die from an opioid overdose. The opioid crisis has been building for 30 years. It started with physicians over-prescribing painkillers and has now morphed … more
I saw with joy the sign across Main Street at North Union — “Welcome Back Students.” What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the new term at Penn State Harrisburg … more
Irish-born political thinker and British statesman Edmund Burke said: “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” King George III should have listened to Mr. Burke, … more
A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the … more
It took five weeks and a total of 16,130 miles for our round trip from Cuenca, Ecuador, to Romania. Traveling would be great if Scotty could just “beam us up.” As it is, going vast … more
America spends twice as much on health care as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s the … more
I’ve searched both the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions and I can’t find it. Where is it written government must grow each and every year? Why isn’t government expected to live … more
“At present, near-record high annual growth in the broadest U.S. money measure M3 is suggesting a significant inflation problem in the year ahead.” So proclaimed the oracles of the … more
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