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Pat Delany

EDITORIAL: 2D, 3D — same fee, says Wolf

10/07/2015 11:08 AM EDT
Thumbs up: Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that insurance companies operating in Pennsylvania must cover 3-D mammograms at no extra cost. 
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EDITORIAL: York City's great divide
10/06/2015 11:40 AM EDT - When it comes to living in York City, there's one factor that stands out far above any other. Money. Basically, if you have enough money to live in one of the better areas of the city, you've chosen to live there and you like it. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Pa.: Now speaking English
10/06/2015 08:37 AM EDT - We recently assigned a reporter to dig into York's history and research an 1815 murder that banned the York Fair for 38 years. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Red flag in Penn State report
10/02/2015 12:29 PM EDT - If they're ever looking for work, Sandy Barbour and James Franklin could easily find jobs as political spin doctors. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Let this be a lesson on district shopping
10/01/2015 09:26 AM EDT - There is a process for effecting change across a local school district. That process involves attending school board meetings and getting involved. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Answer to violence staring us in the face
09/30/2015 03:47 PM EDT - What do pre-kindergarten and prison have in common? Not much, and that's the point. But we'll get back to that. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Pope Francis' Brotherly Love
09/28/2015 11:17 AM EDT - Conewago Township resident Arlette Figdore, who along with her husband, Phillip, made the pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia this past weekend, offered an astute observation. Full Story

EDITORIAL: How a healthy democracy works
09/23/2015 10:37 AM EDT - Americans turned out at the polls in depressingly small numbers last year. In fact, just 37 percent of those registered to vote bothered to do so — a lack of engagement not seen since the early days of World War II. Full Story

EDITORIAL: York City leads with gender bill
09/22/2015 10:12 AM EDT - The sad thing is that in 2015, we still need these kind of regulations. York City Councilman Michael Helfrich on Tuesday will introduce two bills to the council that will explicitly add people with nonconforming gender identity to the city's anti-discrimination ordinances. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Dallastown grad Kline a star off the field for Penn State
09/21/2015 01:30 PM EDT - Major college football has absorbed plenty of criticism over the years. Much of it is deserved. The sport has been plagued by sordid scandals of nearly of every sort — financial, sexual and criminal. Full Story

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From Scratch: Fake a meaty stuffed pepper meal with lentils

If you are searching for a pulse with a long history, look no further than the humble lentil. In the Book of Genesis, we learn that Esau gave up his birthright to his younger brother Jacob for a bowl of lentil stew. Full Story
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Review: 'Malala' is a gripping story, eloquently told

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many people know the basic elements of the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Full Story