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Plenty to do near home this summer: Editorial

We are headed, finally, toward summer. Temperatures are becoming more seasonal, proms are wrapping up and graduation is around the corner. And Monday is Memorial Day. Don’t forget to honor …
Columnists

Balancing motherhood, work teaches leadership: Susannah Gal

I am a mother of two daughters, and we celebrated the college graduation of our younger one this past weekend. College was a tumultuous ride for her. Changing majors, finding jobs, building and …

Take care of hornets’ nest and stand up for worker rights in state: Matthew J. Brouillette

Recently, our state House members voted 191-6 to make the Eastern hellbender Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian. Unfortunately, some lawmakers find it easier to stand up for a salamander …

Vaccines protect you, your family and the community: Matthew Baker

Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant uptick in the number of measles. Measles is not just a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can …

Deadliest drug? It’s not cannabis: Mike Folmer

During my battle to bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania, I was accused of promoting drug use. Even though I offered statistics, studies and other information to refute these claims, the opposition …

State should grow Education Improvement Tax Credit that aids school choice: Sean McAleer

It’s been nearly two decades since Pennsylvania created a program that has improved the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania children. Known as the Education Improvement Tax …

Steel quotas would crush American energy: Robert Bradley

President Donald Trump’s landmark trade deal is in trouble. It’s increasingly uncertain whether Congress, as well as the Canadian and Mexican legislatures, will ratify the all-important …
Letters

Penn State students need to work on positive impact for area: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to a recent letter in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions from Kenneth Gatten III, vice president of the Student Government Association of Penn State …

Public forums aimed at fight vs. drug use: Letter to the Editor

In the Community Calendar printed in the March 27 Press & Journal, April 20 is listed as “Pot Smokers Day.” As a sponsor of the monthly calendar and county commissioner who …

Here’s why PSU Harrisburg students should not be kept at arm’s length: Letter to the Editor

In a recent Press & Journal letter to the editor by Middletown resident Larry Smith, he defends what he says are the Middletown Borough Council’s “zoning restrictions ... aimed …

Borough of Steelton doesn’t condone use of marijuana: Letter to the Editor

This is in regard to the April calendar printed in the March 27 issue. The borough of Steelton periodically sponsors the monthly calendar as we did for April. The calendar lists Saturday, April 20, …

Borough zoning regulations aimed at PSU students are necessary: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to recent articles in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions and their unpopularity with Penn State Harrisburg students, specifically statements quoted …

Legalizing marijuana would be a bad move for state; it's a dangerous drug: Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following originally was written as a presentation for Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization “listening tour” in Mechanicsburg last week. …

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is today: Letter to the Editor

Every day, thousands of law enforcement officers across the country leave their families and loved ones at home while they faithfully protect the communities they serve. Every law enforcement …

Paper puts ethics, truth before greed: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in reference to David Buffington’s Reader View printed Nov. 14, “I’m not going to help you put the Press & Journal out of business.”  How amazing and …

Taliban- evangelical comparison not meant to be offensive: Letter to the Editor

I wrote the column published in the Press & Journal published Nov. 7 (“Are evangelicals the American Taliban?”) to which Jerry T. Cowan of Middletown replied in the Nov. 21 edition …

Nuclear bailouts undermine energy independence: Letter to the Editor

The nuclear industry is well-financed and heavily subsidized by the federal government. Nuclear has shed its radioactive wardrobe and proclaimed it is now clean and green. The industry, despite its …