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AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for law named after McCain
Primary candidates for all 16 York County school boards
York County's 16 public school districts each have open seats for school board members in the upcoming May 21 municipal primary.Education
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AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke on climate, Trump on ‘no collusion’
Beto O’Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the plaFactcheck
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EDITORIAL: Leaders lack courage on deficit
In recent years, our leaders have shown no political will when it comes to controlling the nation's deficit.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about federal judge’s remarks
Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn’t speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn’t given.Factcheck
On Trump’s emergency, Toomey eyes a third way
Toomey said it's possible for the president to use $5.7 billion he has access to without declaring a national emergency.Politics
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s epic speech is laced with fabrication
President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn’t seem to mind at all.Factcheck
EDITORIAL: Legislature shouldn’t prop up TMI
The state Legislature shouldn't step in to prop up the aging and inefficient Three Mile Island Unit 1 reactor.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas
President Donald Trump is going after the “horror show” known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction.Factcheck
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EDITORIAL: Ice arena probe drags on too long
The investigation into possible wrongdoing at the York City Ice Arena has dragged on for a year and a half. It's time for a resolution.
VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey meets with the Dispatch
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey shares his views on issues he's facing on Capitol Hill.
EDITORIAL: Time to try Saturday buck opener
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a Saturday opening day for the firearms buck season. It's an idea that deserves to be tried.
EDITORIAL: Perry should have protected NATO
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Dillsburg) recently voted against a House bill that would prevent Donald Trump from leaving NATO.
EDITORIAL: Susan Byrnes, Pam Lee to be missed
Last week, two Republican women who have dedicated their lives to public service announced that they are stepping away from York County politics.
EDITORIAL: Be skeptical about new committee
Pennsylvania Democrats are right to be wary about the recently approved House Government Oversight Committee.
Wolf pivots to second term with new lieutenant governor Fetterman at his side
Gov. Tom Wolf has taken the oath of office for his second and last term — and he and his new Lt. Gov. John Fetterman agree the state needs to channel the progress of the last four years to continue to move the state forward.Elections
AP FACT CHECK: Trump goes wall to wall on the wall
Never mind the chants, the roars, the repetition. President Donald Trump acknowledged this past week he didn’t mean it when he told crowds over and over that Mexico would pay – actually pay – for the wall.Factcheck
EDITORIAL: Council right to put hiring on hold
The York City Council made the right decision recently when it opted to put the hiring of a new business administrator on hold.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells wall as a solution to drugs
In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump wrongly accused Democrats of refusing to pay for border security and ignored the reality of how illicit drugs come into the country as he pitched his wall as a solution to trafficking.Politics
VIDEO: Shutdown stalls beer debut
Gift Horse Brewing Company co-owner Jason Snyder says that the government shutdown is delaying approval of labels for four beers he is planning to market.
Analysis: Trump’s dealmaking faces test in shutdown standoff
With the impasse over Trump’s demand for border-wall funding dragging into a third week, the president’s zigzag tactics and messaging have angered Democrats and frustrated even some of the Republicans struggling to help find him an off-ramp.Politics
Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work
The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown.Politics
Chief of staff Kelly: Trump backed away from wall months ago
President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his outgoing chief of staff said, as the president’s demand for “border security” funding triggered a partial government shutdown with no end in sight.Politics
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false statements to cheering troops
President Donald Trump made false statements to U.S. troops in his first visit to service members in a conflict zone, misrepresenting what he’s done for them on pay.Factcheck
Mattis’ permanent replacement likely to face close scrutiny
The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump’s largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face sharp Capitol Hill questioning about the administration’s murky foreign policy.Politics
AP FACT CHECK: Trump confuses with claims of new border wall
President Donald Trump’s claims over Christmas that he had awarded 115 miles of new border wall construction in Texas appear to confuse work that’s already funded and underway.Factcheck
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes
President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him.Factcheck
Wolf announces ‘Moving Pennsylvania forward’ events for Inauguration Day
The Wolf Inaugural 2019 Campaign Committee has announced a line-up of events to celebrate and swear in Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for his second term.Elections
AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a border wall where none exists
As if spotting a mirage in the southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border where none exists.Factcheck
OPED: Bipartisan group of 44 former senators warn of threat to rule of law
We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.Politics
EDITORIAL: New voting machines necessary in Pa.
EDITORIAL: New voting machines in Pennsylvania will be costly. They are also necessary, however, to ensure free and fair election results.
York County has year to replace voting machines — and figure out how to pay up to $8 million
Voting machines in York County had little-to-no issues in this year's midterm elections, but county officials are still scrambling to find the money in preparation for the mandated 2020 replacement of the current technology.Elections
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s judicial comments appear misinformed
Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Donald Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching bag for his frustrations about not getting his way on border security. He’sFactcheck
Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border
President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost “control” on its side.Politics
EDITORIAL: Pa. Republicans face hard choice — work with Wolf or against him
EDITORIAL: The Republican members in the Pennsylvania legislature have a difficult collective decision to make over the next two years.
In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership
Sixteen Democrats who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for “new leadership” when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party’s House majority in the next Congress.Politics