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EDITORIAL: WellSpan's slippery slope

08/20/2014
WellSpan Health, the largest employer in York County, is stepping onto a slippery, smoky slope. The health care system, which includes York Hospital and more than 100 other facilities in the region, announced this week it will not hire job applicants who test positive for nicotine or tobacco after Dec. 
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EDITORIAL: WellSpan's slippery slope

WellSpan Health, the largest employer in York County, is stepping onto a slippery, smoky slope. The health care system, which includes York Hospital and more than 100 other facilities in the region, announced this week it will not hire job applicants who test positive for nicotine or tobacco after Dec. Full Story
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: Thanks for support of heroin awareness program

I want to thank everyone — newspapers, Fox 43 TV, radio, anyone who helped advertise, anyone helped in any way, and to those who attended — for making the Heroin in York County program Saturday at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church a huge success. Full Story
HANK MERGES
MERGES: Independence Day inspires patriotism

Terrorism is huge in the news again ... a new, more violent form of terrorism not only sweeping Iraq but vowing to bloody western Europe and America. Full Story

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EDITORIAL: WellSpan's slippery slope

08/20/2014 02:06 PM EDT
WellSpan Health, the largest employer in York County, is stepping onto a slippery, smoky slope. The health care system, which includes York Hospital and more than 100 other facilities in the region, announced this week it will not hire job applicants who test positive for nicotine or tobacco after Dec. 
Full Story
OP-ED: Why Pa. pension plan is not reform
08/18/2014 06:42 PM EDT - You have to admire Gov. Corbett for his stick-to-it-iveness. Despite the Pennsylvania Legislature's bipartisan rejection of his latest proposal to cut pensions a further 40 percent, and the conclusion of independent pension experts that his plan won't save the state money, the governor has spent several weeks traveling across Pennsylvania trying to sell voters on his plan. Full Story

OP-ED: The militarization of the police
08/18/2014 06:41 PM EDT - The most striking photographs from Ferguson, Mo., aren't of demonstrations or riots; they're of the police. Full Story

EDITORIAL: App links district, families
08/18/2014 06:41 PM EDT - Thumbs up: Students and parents can now get all the latest information from the West York Area School District with the tap of an app. Full Story

OP-ED: Toomey should support other bills to protect children
08/15/2014 09:24 AM EDT - I shudder every time I read a news report about a teacher who has sexually assaulted a student. Most people think of schools as safe havens for our youth rather than places that children can become victims of sexual crimes. Full Story

OP-ED: A better tax code solution: taxing consumption
08/15/2014 09:23 AM EDT - According to much conventional wisdom, the flap over corporate "tax inversions" is just the latest evidence that the tax code needs a comprehensive overhaul like the one agreed to by congressional leaders and President Reagan in 1986. Full Story

LETTER: Thanks for support of heroin awareness program
08/15/2014 09:23 AM EDT - I want to thank everyone — newspapers, Fox 43 TV, radio, anyone who helped advertise, anyone helped in any way, and to those who attended — for making the Heroin in York County program Saturday at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church a huge success. Full Story

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Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. Full Story
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Preserving the Harvest: Raspberry compote tops your favorite treats

This past week, I made raspberry compote. A friend of mine brought me raspberries fresh-picked from her parents' home in Berks County, and I just love raspberry compote on angel food cake. Full Story
(Dave Allocca/AP)
Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. Full Story