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Get trained so you can save a life, too: Editorial

We have heroes around us every day. Many of them wear uniforms, be it military, law enforcement or medical personnel. They are trained to help others. But sometimes it takes more than those who …
Columnists

Pa. Lottery is breaking the law with Internet games: David La Torre

Right now, if you go to pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your children. Not only is the Pennsylvania Lottery …

Hurricane Trump, Season 2, will have same result: Wim Laven

A year ago, I wrote about the problems in Houston. I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning and supreme errors in judgment coupled with selfishness, but things have …

Animal lovers should love animal testing: It helps saves lives of pets: Matthew Bailey

A team of researchers is testing a groundbreaking vaccine that could prevent cancer in dogs. About 800 dog owners have volunteered their healthy canine companions for a clinical trial. The pets …

Learn about diversity in our community and how we are better for it: Susannah Gal

While I have talked several times about my love of dancing, I have not talked much about one of my other pastimes — quilting. I’ve not done a lot of quilting, although I really …

Shed light on rights of new workers: Charles Mitchell

Labor Day marked 10 weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in Janus vs. AFSCME that government employees should not be forced to pay a union or risk losing their jobs. In Pennsylvania, that means …

We must work hard to close our cultural gap: James Miller

How can elites stop another Donald Trump from ascending to the top of the political hierarchy? I know outside the Washington beltway and the isle of Manhattan, the question is perturbing, maybe …
Letters

Lower Swatara works hard to address concerns: Todd Truntz

I read the Press & Journal’s latest critique of the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners personnel management in its Aug. 29 editorial. As a board member and a resident who has a lot …

Commission needed to create fair voting districts: Letter to the Editor

I have been volunteering with Fair Districts PA (www.fairdistrictspa.com)for about 15 months and have sat in on Pennsylvania Senate and House state government committee meetings. I have followed …

Middletown Swim Club board appreciates chance to be heard: Letter to the Editor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Press & Journal for giving us a platform to state our position as a new board of directors with the Middletown Swim Club. When we first …

PSU student’s cars, not students themselves, are issue: Letter to the Editor

The following comments are in response to both an article and an editorial in the May 16 Press & Journal with respect to parking problems resulting from college students in rental properties, and …

Let citizens help draw district boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Is the plumbing working right related to the pipes of Pennsylvania democracy? It took awhile (three election cycles, 2012, 2014 and 2016) to show the evidence of a legal term called …

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …

Get safer schools by design: Letter to the Editor

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming …

Column on death row inmates’ rights a joke: Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in regards to the Jan. 31 column “Pa. death row like torture for its inmates” by Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. What a joke. Let me …

Pennsylvania doesn’t need politicians making legislative districts: Letter to the editor

Article 2, Section 16 of Pennsylvania’s Constitution says in part that legislative districts “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as …

Three Mile Island bailout? Not on the backs of Pennsylvania taxpayers: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the Jan. 24 guest column in the Press & Journal titled “Closing Three Mile Island would hurt education, communities” by Steelton-Highspire School …