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OP-ED: Unfair advantages are the rule in college admissions, not the exception
EDITORIAL: York still stands by its fallen firefighters
The York community continues to stand by its firefighters a year after the deaths of Ivan Flanscha and Zach Anthony.
by Gayle Eubank | 2 days ago
LETTER: Tell lawmakers no bailout for nuke industry
Nuclear power plants are a touchy subject in central Pennsylvania. Many of us remember the panic we felt when Three Mile Island partially melted down 40 years ago.
by Pam Zerba | 3 days ago
LETTER: Nothing has changed in nuclear power industry
The York Dispatch's March 15 article on the nuclear power industry operators clearly shows that nothing has changed. They want increased subsides, no inspections or regulations, problems kept secret from the public and they are not overly concerned about safety risks.
by George Herman | 3 days ago
York Dispatch, PNA host high school essay contests to combat distracted driving
The Pennsylvania News Media Association Foundation and The York Dispatch are hosting editorial contests giving teenagers the chance to win money by raising awareness about distracted driving.Local
OP-ED: Donald Trump: brand ambassador for white supremacists
When the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, learned of the massacre of 50 worshipers by an anti-Muslim extremist, many reacted the way a lot of Americans do when the reality of hate strikes their communities:
by E.R. Shipp | 3 days ago
EDITORIAL: Some good may come from scandal
Operation Varsity Blues revealed the ugly underbelly of college admissions. In the long run, that should be a good thing for more deserving students.
by York Dispatch | 3 days ago
OP-ED: Protecting babies with Down syndrome
A child still in the womb shouldn’t be terminated simply because he or she has Down syndrome. But this prenatal discrimination is happening, and it’s occurring at an alarming rate.
by State Rep. Kate Klunk | 4 days ago
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GUEST EDITORIAL: States need to stop passing unconstitutional anti-abortion laws
Nearly half a century after the Supreme Court settled a woman's right to an abortion, continue to fight to undermine it, to restrict access and to return the country to the days of illegal abortion.
by Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (TNS) | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Time’s up for corporate welfare, Exelon
Exelon certainly isn't the first to come begging for subsidies from state governments. It's $500 million ask is a near-carbon copy of stunts it recently pulled off in New York and Illinois.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Article misrepresents Pa. Farm Bureau’s role in bay clean-up
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is disturbed by the lack of professionalism demonstrated by The York Dispatch in its March 14 article — "Smucker, Casey affirm support of Chesapeake Bay program after Trump’s proposed cuts" — that grossly misrepresents the state’s largest farm organization’s position on effo
by John Bell | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Like Haman in story of Purim, immigrant-haters rear heads today
The target of this massacre was the Muslim community of the city, but its characteristics share similarities with what some refer to as “the worst anti-Semitic crime to ever occur on U.S. soil” — the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh.
by Dani Fessler | 5 days ago
OP-ED: There are at least 8 accountants in Congress. Maybe they can pop the debt balloon
Whether it is the Green New Deal or a wall along the nation’s southern border, the 2020 presidential race is already teeming with expansive policy proposals and politicians seeking to differentiate themselves f
by Sheila Weinberg | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: What do Pa. Republicans have against new reforms
The Democratic-led House recently passed a sweeping overhaul package that would propel the kind of much-needed government reforms that have drawn scant congressional attention these past two years.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: The good, bad and ugly on internships
Internships are necessary for both academic and career preparation. They provide practical application of theory in a work setting. And while this may not be seen the same as regular experience, it is valued by employers.
by Chris Hertig | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Overseas shootings hold lessons for U.S. lawmakers
It didn’t take place in the United States, but the latest mass-casualty shooting nonetheless has reverberated throughout the nation, including in Pennsylvania, where a similar shooting at the Pittsburgh-area Tree of Life Synagogue last fall claimed 11 lives.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: A new miracle drug for depression? Not so fast
This month, the FDA approved Janssen’s new drug Spravato, or esketamine in nasal spray form, for “treatment-resistant” depression. A Washington Post headline declared it the “biggest advance for depression in y
OP-ED: Trump is killing immigration with a thousand cuts
The Trump administration, which has used the arrival of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as a catalyst for all manner of stupid and cruel decisions, announced earlier this week that it will c
OP-ED: Shocked by the college admissions scandal? Here’s how to stop it
I’m surprised at the level of naivete regarding the idea that people with financial means would do such a thing — it happens all the time. There has been and continues to be a thriving, perfectly legal industry
OP-ED: Voting machine — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Citizens have a right to expect their votes will be both secure and accurate. It’s a basic duty and a core responsibility of our constitutional republic.
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.
LETTER: York Dispatch keeps readers informed
I just wanted to write a note of thanks for The York Dispatch and the York Daily Record for their excellence in journalism, for without these publications it would be impossible to stay informed about the local news.
OP-ED: Trump’s emergency declaration hangs over his new budget proposal like dark cloud
The president’s use of emergency powers to steer billions of dollars to his wall project in February hovers over the proceedings like a thunderhead. The message Trump sent with that declaration was that he did
EDITORIAL: The number that terrifies Pat Toomey
And what does that solitary datum point represent? It's President Donald Trump's approval rating among Republicans, says Gallup.
LETTER: Minimum wage editorial ignores risks
A recent editorial calling for an increase to the state’s minimum wage irresponsibly ignores the unintended consequences that result from government mandated hikes to entry-level wages.
OP-ED: How could anyone think Paul Manafort lived an ‘otherwise blameless’ life?
As a convicted tax cheat, Paul Manafort stole $6 million from taxpayers. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman then blew his fat stacks on Richie-Rich jive — eye-rollers such as monstrous houses, gi
EDITORIAL: Room for improvement on Pa. consumers’ credit debt
If the nation’s personal credit card debt were plotted as a bell curve, Pennsylvania would be at the very top of the roller coaster.
EDITORIAL: Sunshine Week principles need support year-round
There are plenty of reasons to be thankful for living in York, but here’s one that might not always be top of mind: York is a two-newspaper city.
OP-ED: Tax reform means more year-round benefits for Pennsylvanians
With tax filing season in full swing, several hot early stories have detailed a drop in tax refunds as an indicator that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 isn’t benefiting the average American. This correlation is false.
OP-ED: Those overtime protections Obama tried to give workers? Not so fast, Trump says
The Labor Department on Thursday proposed a new standard for determining which wage earners are exempt from overtime protections, effectively freezing out 3 million workers the Obama administration sought to pr
OP-ED: A prayer for Hanover
Hate must be brought out of the shadows into the good citizens' enduring light of goodness, reason and decency to be burnt to ashes like a vampire in the sun.
OP-ED: Why we should forgo fish for Lent
A Nielsen survey suggests that there’s a spike in seafood sales around Lent, and churches are known to host fish fries throughout the Lenten season. But is that holy? God loves every animal the same – regardles
OP-ED: ‘Tax justice’ critical to social stability, economic progress
In the week before Christmas 2017, a Republican Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The first major tax law overhaul since 1986, it was totally partisan, done behind closed doors with little debate or De
EDITORIAL: Not all bills created equal
Whatever one thinks of our representatives in Washington, D.C., no one can say they’re sitting on their hands.
OP-ED: Which Pennsylvania governor said this?
Which governor of Pennsylvania addressed the General Assembly with the opening: “this is a historic day”? This governor went on to add, “you are receiving the most innovative, long-range financial plan ever presented to a legislative body in the United States.”
OP-ED: How to make candidates show their taxes
Since 2016, the Trump resistance has suggested a number of ways to keep another Donald Trump from winning a presidential election.
EDITORIAL: Search team should be an easy call for 911
It's frustrating to discover that the York County 911 system doesn't call out the York County-based South Central PA Search and Rescue Team right away when there's a missing person.
OP-ED: Grove: Health care segregation not equal
For the past 20 years in the commonwealth, we have operated a segregated health care system under medical assistance, carving out behavioral health run at the county level but physical health overseen at the state level.
OP-ED: How YoCo aims to close the workforce gap
Whether manufacturing or health care, sole proprietors to large corporations, the labor shortage affects us all. With 15,000 York countians likely to retire over the next decade, there is a distinct and urgent need to educate, train, attract and retain a skilled, talented, and diverse workforce in Y
EDITORIAL: York County beekeepers combine past, future
It would be tempting to characterize the York County Beekeepers’ Association as an anachronistic special-interest group whose members keep alive a practice that dates back thousands of years.