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OPED: Doing something about food waste
OPED: These election pros spotted fraud in N.C.
What appears to be brazen absentee ballot fraud in Bladen County, N.C., involving the 9th Congressional District race mirrors a pattern seen repeatedly in past elections in other North Carolina counties, accord
by Ned Barnett | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up for the holidays
Light Up York, reindeer collecting food for the needy and a hard-rock cover of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" all get a thumbs up this week.
by York Dispatch | 3 days ago
OPED: Dear Victoria, I have a secret — my queer, fat sexuality is not for sale
While my friends were all about sexy, little things, the only stuff that fit me at Victoria’s Secret was the appletini body spray. The following summer, when I existed on an 800-calorie-a-day diet and dropped 3
by Kt Hawbaker | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Alex’s open book
If America’s opioid epidemic has taught us anything, it’s that addiction is powerful, knows no social or economic bounds and is cruel.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OPED: Don’t take people like Bush for granted
With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, I’m reminded of 1 Peter 4:4: “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” This is how George Herbert Walker Bush lived his life.
by State Sen. Mike Folmer | 5 days ago
OPED: How this man lost 50 pounds: No sweets, no tweets
Aug. 3 fell on a Friday. President Donald Trump was tweeting about 3D printer guns. Political numskulls were screeching on television. Twitter was erupting by the millisecond.
by Kristen Mcqueary | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: Fighting for your right to know
This week The York Dispatch is filing an appeal to gain access to portions of a report by the state Department of Corrections that recommended changes at the York County Prison.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
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OPED: A holiday from your cellphone
As the whirlwind of the holidays descends, you may find yourself wishing that you could slow down time. Here’s the thing: You can.
by Catherine Price | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Kane latest in parade of Pa.’s trust breakers
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane made national headlines last week – perhaps for the last time and in a very different manner than she did when first bursting onto the political scene five years ago.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OPED: Bipartisan solution to climate change is here
The York Dispatch editorial “Cold Truths on Global Warming” is timely and spot on. As you point out in your editorial, the Aug. 31 flooding in York and Lancaster counties destroyed homes, bridges and roads, leaving Pennsylvania residents to foot the bill for millions of dollars in damages.
OPED: Trump is going after preexisting condition protections
It’s almost as if the midterm election escaped the notice of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
EDITORIAL: Toomey must follow through on gun laws
In the wake of the recent mass slaying at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which brought home anew the atrocity of gun violence in America, Sen. Pat Toomey is again urging colleagues to tighten laws regarding gun sales.
OPED: Trump’s immoral response to climate report
President Donald Trump says that the Fourth National Climate Assessment, authored by representatives of 13 federal agencies, is focused on an extreme scenario of climate and on the year 2100. “Next time we will
OPED: Does it hurt you if your face is tracked by technology?
Would you care if a store used facial recognition to track you as you shopped? If it could link your face to your credit card and know not just what you bought, but also what you looked at? That you lingered ar
EDITORIAL: Voting rights bill a great first step
As House Democrats settle into their new majority status, let’s hope the dispute over the next speaker doesn’t cloud their stated first objective, because it is both clear-eyed and necessary: Removing hurdles between voters and the ballot box.
OPED: WellSpan a valuable resource for York County
Like so many of our friends and neighbors, we are proud to call York County home. What’s more, we are passionate about ensuring the good health of those who have chosen to reside, raise their families and build their careers in this great community.
EDITORIAL: Cold truths on global warming
It should be no surprise that the Trump administration chose to release a damning report on climate change late in on the day on Nov. 23, Black Friday.
OPED: Donald Trump can’t live without OPEC
The U.S. Department of Justice is formally reviewing antitrust laws aimed at curbing OPEC’s power over oil markets, raising the prospect of anti-OPEC legislation landing on President Donald Trump’s desk for sig
EDITORIAL: Making plea for sports officials
EDITORIAL: The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is in desperate need of scholastic sports officials.
OPED: WellSpan needs to pay its fair share
There have been many examples of great partnerships throughout the years. Unfortunately, WellSpan’s partnership with the York community is not one of them.
EDITORIAL: Pa. drivers, beware: It’s deer season (and wintry)
With their abbreviated entrance ramps, minimal shoulders, overflow traffic, construction and repair projects, accident-triggered detours, and outsized percentage of tractor-trailers, many of Pennsylvania’s roads are already a challenge to navigate even on the best of days.
OPED: Another reason not to ask a woman if she’s pregnant — cancer
I’ve been borderline obsessive with how I look lately – analyzing what I wear several times before leaving my house, all in an effort to avoid being body shamed for my recent weight gain.
OPED: Court should end excessive fines on kids
On Nov. 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could have serious implications for youth across the country.
EDITORIAL: A fresh start for the York Fair
A change in date could be the ticket to reinvigorating the traditions of the York Fair and a chance to invent some new ones.
OPED: Mueller’s potential blockbusters
Commentators predict the next chapter of the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation at their peril, but there is good reason to expect one or more blockbuster developments in the next few weeks.
OPED: Quitting Facebook isolating, yet ‘oddly’ freeing
I was a regular Facebook user for about 10 years, and I still keep an account open that I check from time to time. But, shortly after my children were born, I decided that using Facebook was not helping me to l
OPED: Thanksgiving for a Native American
Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with state and the federal government, we always manage to find reasons fo
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.
OPED: Pa. must make students’ mental health a priority
When a student feels sick during the school day, they visit the school nurse. But if their problem is emotional or psychological in nature, where can they turn for help?
EDITORIAL: Plenty of upside to not hosting Amazon
When one door closes, the saying goes, another opens.
OPED: The many benefits immigrants bring to the U.S.
Those who support restricting immigration claim that the U.S. economy is already at full employment, which means an influx of immigrants will only further strain public funds that are already stretched too thin
EDITORIAL: Shore up Pa. voting system before 2020
As Election Day spills well into overtime in states like Florida and Georgia, Pennsylvania’s elections overseers must take note. There’s a fine line between successful elections – which were generally the case in York County and throughout Pennsylvania this month – and consequential complications.
OPED: Americans, particularly millennials, have fallen out of love with cars
Car ads sell a romantic fantasy. They often feature a driver on the open road taking the curves along a mountain or speeding through a curiously depopulated urban landscape, rugged and free.
OPED: U.S. never quite the haven Jews assumed it would be
For American Jews, the slaughter in Pittsburgh seemed to have come out of nowhere. Although the Anti-Defamation League had noted a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States during 2017,
OPED: Limiting social media to 10 minutes a day can improve mental health
Feeling lonely or depressed? Get off of social media to start your journey toward better mental health, particularly during the holiday season.
EDITORIAL: Press corps must push back on bully Trump
How come President Donald Trump has barely mentioned the caravan of would-be immigrants to America since Election Day?
OPED: One thing Americans agree on
America’s deeply divided electorate agreed on at least one thing on election day: Voters hate gerrymandering. In red states, blue states and purple states, they’ve had it with politicians drawing their own dist
EDITORIAL: Scott, King lost, but not failures
EDITORIAL: They lost, but their losses made winners of us all. That’s the best way to describe the campaigns conducted by George Scott and Jess King.