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Highspire school decision shows education isn’t all ‘about the kids’: Mike Folmer

“It’s about the kids.” From the time I was first elected to the General Assembly, these are the words I’ve been hearing about education: “It’s about the … more

Letter is inaccurate; students were driving force behind walkout: Lori Suski

  I read Matthew Krajsa’s letter to the editor posted on pressandjournal.com on Monday. Mr. Krajsa references my letter to the Middletown Area School District community detailing … more

It's common sense to allow certain school employees to be armed: Dick Brandt

I am writing in response to the recent event in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people, including children, were murdered in a high school. I have advocated privately on the matter of school … more

When it comes to new congressional districts, respect the constitution: Mike Folmer

My love and respect for the constitution is why I ran for office and it’s also why I recently joined in legal action to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s newly mandated congressional … more

When it comes to gun safety, address the demons first: James Miller

I was in fifth grade when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold imprinted themselves on our national conscious by killing 12 of their classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School. I have no memory of … more

TMI fuels power grid, communities across the commonwealth: Tom Mehaffie

Pennsylvania is finally starting to thaw out from the frigid temperatures associated with Winter Storm Grayson, also dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” The severe weather system which swept through … more

What Middletown Area School District is doing to keep its students safe: Lori Suski

The horrific act of violence that took place at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day took the lives of 17 innocent students and staff. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Parkland … more

Medicare Part D budget deal no victory for seniors: Sally Pipes

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate announced its two-year budget deal. It contains a health care provision that many are touting as a victory for American seniors. The reform aims to close the … more

Come to Ecuador, where the living is cheaper: Ed O'Connor

Hey, gang! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. It looks as though Olga and I have begun another tradition that, hopefully, will not remain an annual occurrence. For the second year in a row … more

Strides Pennsylvania has made have come despite Gov. Wolf’s opposition: Charles Mitchell

In his fourth budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf challenged lawmakers to write “a story about a brighter future we can build together.” Nice rhetoric, but the truth is, the strides … more
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