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OP-ED: Justin Amash could be Trump’s nemesis
OP-ED: To beat gerrymandering, do the math
Gerrymandering is one of those topics that makes U.S. Supreme Court justices squirm. The problem is that the Constitution gives elected lawmakers the power to draw the lines around legislative districts, and it
by Ariel Procaccia | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Some news worthy of a few thumbs-up
It's time to give a thumbs-up to more jobs coming to York County, a local business going green and a creative area entrepreneur.
by York Dispatch | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Student debt is delaying progress for entire generation
Student debt can destroy credit, delay marriage and children, make buying a home impossible, and turn hopes of career success and financial stability into a nightmare of struggling for decades just to catch up.
by State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara | 5 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: Nuclear war is still very possible and very scary
One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a threat of the p
by Tyler Cowen | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: Chipping away at women’s rights
Kate Klunk's would-be ban on abortions of fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome is cribbed directly from North Dakota's code book. It's a blatant violation of a woman's right to choose, and court's have labeled it such after its passage in three other states.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Women of Alabama, do us a favor and vote out all those men trying to outlaw abortion
Do the women of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and all the other states where male-dominated legislatures are trying to outlaw abortion feel the same? If so, they know what to do: Vote those turkeys out of office.
by Mariel Garza | 6 days ago
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OP-ED: Collective ignorance and government timidity are public health threats
I am a firm believer that we must learn from history or be doomed to repeat it. Unfortunately, the United States and many other nations appear not to have learned this lesson with regard to public health and are heading down a dangerous path.
by Kevin Kavanagh | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pa.
When Republican state Rep. Jesse Topper of Bedford County and Democratic counterpart Warren Perry of Bucks County recently offered up a bill that would create a minimum age for marrying in Pennsylvania, the first question might understandably be: “Don’t we already have one?”
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: The FDA is on a collision course with the courts
The Justice Department has added another level of confusion to the nation’s already muddled capital punishment system, advising the Food and Drug Administration that it lacks the authority to regulate the impor
by Scott Martelle | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Julian Assange is no hero
Some have suggested that the founder of WikiLeaks, who recently was sentenced in Britain to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail seven years ago, should be viewed as a heroic defender of press freedom and the publ
by Steven P. Grossman | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Hold drug makers responsible for opioid epidemic
There's a reason doctors have prescribed the powerful pain killers so much: Manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, keep asking them to.
EDITORIAL: White House extends its war on free press
President Trump does not like to be challenged. We can hardly blame him. His unseemly blend of braggadocio, narcissism and deceitfulness lends itself to embarrassment and discomfort when confronted by things like facts.
OP-ED: Washington humbly asks for return to York City Council
Listening to our community members, assisting them with solutions to their concerns, as well as ensuring that their voices are heard and valued, continues to be the purpose of my service on York City Council.
LETTER: Thanks to participants of law enforcement remembrance event
Prospect Hill Cemetery and Cremation Gardens would like to thank all the participants who came out to support our 2019 Law Enforcement Community Remembrance event on May 7.
LETTER: Time for a Latino on York City Council
I support Lou Rivera’s candidacy because he has demonstrated his ability to lead by co-founding and growing Latinos Unidos of York, serving on the board of United Way of York County, and being genuinely interested and concerned about the well-being of the City of York.
EDITORIAL: Handing out some deserved accolades
A local softball pitcher, two York College lacrosse teams and a deputy sheriff get this week's thumbs-up accolades.
OP-ED: More women in Congress could be a good thing for family leave legislation
At just 10 days old, my daughter Maile made history. Last April, swaddled in blankets, nestled in my arms, she became the first child allowed onto the Senate floor – sleeping peacefully as I cast a vote, unawar
LETTER: TMI editorial reflects ignorance
Your May 10 editorial “Market dictated TMI closure” deserves a thorough scrubbing.
LETTER: Rivera pledges to lead by example
My campaign is one that will take a message of hope, growth and opportunity to all the people of York.
LETTER: Write name if you don’t see it on ballot
My name is Ryan Supler, I'm running for the Office of York County Treasurer.
EDITORIAL: In GVI they trust
But, since GVI widespread adoption, just one research team has taken a deep dive into the programs outcomes and attempted to gauge its results.
OP-ED: ‘Daddy, am I on the list of children to be shot?’
School shootings in America have become such a ghastly routine that reporting on them has turned a corner from “School shooting leaves (#) dead, adults do nothing to prevent future occurrences” to “Fewer dead in school shooting after kid sacrifices self to protect other kids.”
EDITORIAL: Open Pa.’s primaries to unaffiliated voters
What’s this? Pennsylvania lawmakers acknowledging a potential weakness in the state’s voting laws and moving to do something about it?
LETTER: Vote for Tate if you can
I am writing to endorse Bryan Tate for the York County Register of Wills.
LETTER: ‘Wonderful opportunity’ to elect Bryan Tate
I would like to encourage all Republican voters to join me in supporting Bryan Tate for York County Register of Wills in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21.
EDITORIAL: Capitalism means plants close, including TMI
Exelon has finally decided to act like a business and shut down a plant it no longer sees as profitable.
LETTER: Register of Wills endorses Tate as successor
As the current York County Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court, it is an extreme honor to endorse Bryan Tate to serve as my successor to the office.
LETTER: Revs player says Tate great example of York’s generosity
My name is Joshua Judy, and I am a baseball player for the York Revolution. I’m writing this letter to praise Bryan Tate and his dedication to the York community.
LETTER: Babs would have voted for Bryan Tate
I am proud to support Bryan Tate for the office of Register of Wills. Bryan is a longtime friend of our family and someone who shares our love of York County and our willingness to serve.
LETTER: Julie Wheeler for commissioner
I have known Julie and her family for many years and it is with great pleasure and honor I write this letter in support of Julie and her quest to become our next York County Commissioner.
LETTER: Tate a ‘tireless community advocate’
Our community is fortunate to have an outstanding candidate for Register of Wills. I have known Bryan Tate for 25 year ever since he served as chief of staff for my brother Todd Platts.
LETTER: Yorkers need clean slate of county commissioners
Remember the following when you are in the voting booth this primary: Prison facility and 911 Center issues, issues at the Children, Youth and Families Department, and a lack of transparency regarding the lawsuits against the county.
EDITORIAL: Menges plays victim card
Let's get something out of the away: Local attorney and Christian conservative Matt Menges is no victim.
LETTER: Tate’s love for York runs deep
My late husband, Sen. Mike Waugh, and I met Bryan in the early '90s. He was an energetic and enthusiastic young professional who very clearly cared about our community.
LETTER: Vote for experience. Vote Jonelle Eshbach
It is with immense pleasure and honor that I write this letter endorsing my friend for over 15 years Jonelle Eshbach for judge to serve on the York County Court of Common Pleas.
LETTER: Don’t miss another opportunity to put Rivera on York City Council
On May 21 I will be voting for Lou Rivera for York City Council. I not only find Lou to be highly qualified, I believe he will be someone to work diligently to unite the community and not only be a much needed voice for the Hispanic community but a voice for all voiceless people.