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Pat Delany

EDITORIAL: Flagged for support

07/30/2015 08:50 AM EDT
No one needs to sell us on a bill to increase penalties for drivers who break the law in road construction zones, putting workers' lives at risk. 
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OP-ED: Lessons from a genocide
07/30/2015 08:49 AM EDT - July 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the most horrific event of recent European history: the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia. Full Story

OP-ED: God called me to talk politics
07/30/2015 08:49 AM EDT - The phone rang early this morning. The clock radio said it was 3:30, my husband mumbled that it hadda be a crank and the phone screen showed "Unknown. Full Story

LETTER: Doctored videos latest attack on Planned Parenthood
07/28/2015 11:39 AM EDT - As a supporter of Planned Parenthood, I was at first disheartened by the latest attacks on the organization. Full Story

EDITORIAL: York County Dems' unforced error
07/28/2015 11:38 AM EDT - After the May primary, we noted York County Republicans' advantage over Democrats in voter registration isn't insurmountable. Full Story

OP-ED: In Sandra Bland's case there is blame to go around
07/28/2015 11:29 AM EDT - One would hope that it is possible for a white policeman and a black citizen to come into contact in a routine traffic stop without it becoming a matter of race and ending badly. Full Story

OP-ED: Carbon pollution a threat to national security
07/28/2015 11:29 AM EDT - "Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Fix weak texting law
07/27/2015 11:27 AM EDT - Face it: When Pennsylvania lawmakers mandated seat-belt use in vehicles way back in 1987, they did so because they thought some of us were too dumb to look out for ourselves. Full Story

OP-ED: 'It's for the kids'
07/27/2015 09:19 AM EDT - One of the key differences in the ongoing budget impasse between the governor and the General Assembly is the issue of education funding. Full Story

OP-ED: Put Pa. kids first, not gas companies
07/29/2015 01:38 PM EDT - Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave. The venerable Pennsylvania Republican, portrayed so vividly in the movie "Lincoln" by Tommie Lee Jones, was a man ahead of his time. Full Story

Cops: Man impersonated brother to avoid $7K in unpaid tolls

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey motorist assumed his brother's identity to avoid $7,500 in unpaid tolls after he was stopped for not paying another toll on the George Washington Bridge. Full Story
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From Scratch: Just give that 'green spaghetti' a try

Pasta with pesto Genovese may be ubiquitous in the rest of the United States now, but it hadn't yet "arrived" in York County when I tried serving it to my dinner guests. Full Story
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Hollywood's Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Full Story