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Ed and Olga hang out at Hillary. Hi, gang!  It has been awhile since my magic fingers have tapped the keyboard and much has occurred — the U.S. election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, we moved to a new apartment … more
The annual state budget process got underway last week when Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 spending plan before a joint session of the General Assembly.  What the governor laid out is only the first step in the lengthy budget process. … more
Pennsylvania state troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and … more
As people of faith, we cannot ignore the growing heroin and opioid crisis that engulfs our nation. The statistics are sobering. In 2016, Pennsylvania coroners and medical examiners reported more … more
This is the month for recognizing those you love or appreciate. This month, I am appreciating our local newspaper, the Press & Journal, in my column. This month I wanted to recognize how much … more
By Frank Ryan In the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, our founding fathers wrote, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, … more
The outcry to change how Pennsylvania draws congressional and General Assembly district maps began soon after the 2016 presidential election. Redistricting reform has long been a goal of mine. As … more
Does this sound familiar: excessive taxes, government officials not following laws, and lack of due process? How to address these issues? In June 1215, the English reaction to such problems caused by King John resulted in the signing of the … more
Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook would begin prioritizing high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and … more
The opioid addiction crisis is a problem that has no geographic, religious, racial, socio-economic or partisan boundaries.  It has claimed thousands of lives statewide in the last few years, including many lives of our friends and loved … more
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