OP-ED: Exposing contradictions on cannabis

07/03/2015 12:55 AM EDT
There have been a number of roadblocks in my ongoing journey to help Pennsylvania's sick and suffering — especially children with seizures and veterans with PTSD — by bringing medical cannabis to the commonwealth. 
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National nod to school cops
07/03/2015 12:40 AM EDT - Thumbs up: To the York City School District's police department, which recently was recognized as a "model agency" by the National Association of School Resource Officers. Full Story

Wolf's 'my way' approach blocks progress
07/03/2015 12:39 AM EDT - In his 2015 budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf urged dissenters, "If you don't agree with my ideas, here is my request: please come with your own ideas. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Reform charter school laws
07/02/2015 10:56 AM EDT - The results of a state audit of York City's Helen Thackston Charter School paint a picture of education in disarray and highlight the urgent need to reform Pennsylvania's charter school laws. Full Story

LETTER: Proposed changes would hurt Pa. seniors
07/02/2015 10:56 AM EDT - While many taxpayers and the media are paying close attention to ongoing state budget negotiations, this weekend the state Department of Human Services (DHS) published proposed changes to its reimbursement formula for nursing home facilities that will reward some of Pennsylvania's lower-staffed facilities by slashing funds from higher-staffed providers. Full Story

LETTER: A moral imperative on climate change
07/02/2015 10:50 AM EDT - The pope in Rome just pointed out that it is our duty to care for the Earth. He says we should live in respect of nature, in cooperation with it. Full Story

OP-ED: What the Supreme Court's marriage decision means for me
07/02/2015 10:49 AM EDT - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage is truly transformative for people like me. Full Story

OP-ED: Pa. lawmakers use pensions as bargaining chip
07/01/2015 08:41 AM EDT - As a social worker, I help those lost in a personal or family crisis. Even the most well-educated and intelligent people often don't know where to turn when faced with an unexpected financial crisis. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Let gun law lie
07/01/2015 01:40 AM EDT - We never thought it was the wisest idea for a body representing the taxpayers of this state to open wide the door and invite the National Rifle Association to sue the pants off the local municipalities that also are funded by tax dollars. Full Story

LETTER: Rendell off base on liquor privatization
07/01/2015 01:25 AM EDT - Having worked closely with Gov. Ed Rendell during his tenure, I was surprised that he seems to have lost touch with the fiscal impact that dismantling the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) would have on the state (State budgeting should be a bipartisan process: Ed Rendell. Full Story

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
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Leonard Nimoy's son makes Spock documentary to honor father

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He's creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek. Full Story