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Our Opinion

Standing up for the people

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the ...

A chance for budget wiggle room

During “regular” years, Pennsylvania lawmakers spend the month of June trying to scrape together enough money to produce a balanced state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1 — or at least a budget that on the surface appears to be balanced, even if it really is ...

More eyes on community

About a month ago, Warren police initiated a security camera registry. City residents who have security cameras should consider joining the registry. Those who sign up for the registry will provide a name, phone number and some information about the camera’s location. Then if a crime ...

Our opinion: Senate’s decision is shortsighted

State Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-Jacobus, and Judy Ward, R-Hollidaysburg, are on the money with a proposal to ban vaccine passports in Pennsylvania. After all, New York’s Excelsior Pass doesn’t work on anything but the newest smart phone operating systems and the project is ...

What’s next for Washington Park?

Well, that was a real whopper of a meeting about Washington Park, wasn’t it? Options for the park are basically to do nothing, to improve the road access off Liberty Street as well as the parking or to add hiking and walking trails — including a sensory-friendly trail for children with ...

Applause for the Class of 2021

In the coming days, each of our area high schools — with the exception the Tidioute County Christian School, whose ceremony already happened — will hold their commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021. If you are fortunate enough to attend one of these events to see someone you care ...