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Our Opinion

Our opinion: Bus cameras prove the problems

Just because someone has a driver’s license doesn’t mean they know every word of the state Vehicle and Traffic Law. But one thing should be self-evident — when a school bus has its red lights flashing, stop your vehicle until the lights go off again. But here we are, 10 to 12 times ...

Our opinion: U.S. test plans far from flawless

Starting this weekend, according to an Associated Press article, at-home tests for COVID-19 will be covered by insurance. Later this month, the article notes, at-home tests will be available by mail and the administration also is scaling up rapid-testing sites in regions experiencing surges ...

Our opinion: We’re overdue for a reassessment

Several large corporations, including Walmart and Northwest, are currently in the process of settling appeals to their property assessment. The end result is that those entities will pay less. On our Facebook page, there were several comments to the effect of “Why can’t the citizens get ...

Our opinion: Having Pennsylvania decide on energy

State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, has spent years working and striving to find the right balance between preserving our environment and assuring that working families across Pennsylvania will have access to affordable energy. On one hand, he has championed state funding to ...

Our opinion: Government can ruin a good thing

Teachers, social workers, nurses, and other workers who fulfill critical roles in our economy have been eligible for some types of student loan forgiveness, but Pennsylvania has been treating debt relief as income and taxing it accordingly. This meant that someone who had $50,000 in debt ...

Our opinion: Remembering King’s ‘principles’

Americans, on this national holiday, need to reflect on a man who stood for respect, dignity and equality. Today, we remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Though schools, post offices, municipal offices and banks are closed, many other businesses are operating. That does not lessen ...