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OP-ED: Mayor urges support of pension reform bill

04/15/2014
While many state policy-makers have been talking about the growing and costly pension crisis for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an often untold part of the story line is that a similar crisis is brewing at the municipal level. 
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EDITORIALS
EDITORIAL: If not this bill, what?

Good leaders don't surround themselves with sycophants. Still, it's rare to see a top administrator publicly pooh-pooh his employer's plan as she's trying to rally support for it in the state capital. Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: Common Core takes education out of local hands

State Rep. Seth Grove's recent taxpayer-funded newsletter includes information about House Resolution 338, which addressed the "PA Core Academic Standards. Full Story

HANK MERGES
Changing tax structure could burden families

In an effort to eliminate real estate taxes but recoup that revenue loss, state Rep. Keith Gillespie is pushing legislation to hike both personal income tax and the Sales and Use Tax. Full Story

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OP-ED: Mayor urges support of pension reform bill

04/15/2014 07:31 AM EDT
While many state policy-makers have been talking about the growing and costly pension crisis for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an often untold part of the story line is that a similar crisis is brewing at the municipal level. 
Full Story

EDITORIAL: If not this bill, what?
04/15/2014 07:30 AM EDT - Good leaders don't surround themselves with sycophants. Still, it's rare to see a top administrator publicly pooh-pooh his employer's plan as she's trying to rally support for it in the state capital. Full Story

OP-ED: Coalition supports pension reform bill
04/15/2014 07:27 AM EDT - I am writing to comment on the April 11 article by Christina Kauffman entitled "Grove's pension plan lauded by mayors, but questioned by York City official. Full Story

LETTER: Common Core takes education out of local hands
04/15/2014 07:28 AM EDT - State Rep. Seth Grove's recent taxpayer-funded newsletter includes information about House Resolution 338, which addressed the "PA Core Academic Standards. Full Story

EDITORIAL: To boldly go in search of funding ...
04/14/2014 08:00 AM EDT - Thumbs up: It takes the right stuff to soar. And the aspiring rocket scientists at Spring Grove Area High School weren't going to let a little thing like NASA budget cuts keep them grounded. Full Story

OP-ED: A counter for 'war on women' hysterics
04/14/2014 07:59 AM EDT - Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Full Story

OP-ED: A smart investment for York County
04/14/2014 07:59 AM EDT - If we could invest tax dollars in a way that reduces public school costs, increases graduation rates, lowers spending on crime and social services and helps build a more competitive workforce with stronger earning power, would you get behind it? Full Story

'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Full Story
Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
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Come visit FX's darkly fun 'Fargo'

The beauty of "Fargo" is watching its plainspoken inhabitants from above, knowing full well who is responsible for what, and giggling as the worst of them dig themselves deeper and deeper into a hole. Full Story