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EDITORIAL: Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pa.
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 | 4 hours ago
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.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
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.
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?
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.
EDITORIAL: Menges plays victim card
Let's get something out of the away: Local attorney and Christian conservative Matt Menges is no victim.
EDITORIAL: Rally around Pa.’s new climate goals
With a pledge to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, and the release of a new 230-page roadmap for combating climate change in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered a powerful two-pronged response last week to one of the state’s — and world’s — most pressing challenges.
EDITORIAL: Credibility in tatters, Barr must go
When William Barr was confirmed as attorney general this past February, President Donald Trump got what he wanted — and the American people got screwed.
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EDITORIAL: Pa. resolution overdue on capital punishment
The state Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold the conviction and death penalty for Eric Frein was hardly surprising. After all, the anti-government survivalist was found guilty of murdering one Pennsylvania state trooper and badly wounding another in a 2014 ambush outside the Blooming Grove
EDITORIAL: The worst ‘best day’ in presidential history
In assessing the long-awaited release of the (redacted) report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election Thursday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway declared it was “the best day” since President Trump’s election.
EDITORIAL: For Trump, migrants are pawns, not people
Credit President Trump on this count: More than two years into the unlikeliest, unseemliest and most unproductive of presidencies, he retains the ability to shock and disappoint right-thinking Americans.
EDITORIAL: Rebuild trust in Yorktowne Hotel project
The public's trust is what would dig YCIDA out of its financial hole. After years of closed-door meetings and seemingly intentional misrepresentations, YCIDA board members haven't exactly inspired confidence.
EDITORIAL: A deeper dive into York City’s businesses
We hope that Downtown Inc will tread carefully with the new information and take into account the views of the people who live in the city as well as those who are doing business there.
EDITORIAL: LIU task force a good start
LIU 12’s costs are out of control, according to some York County school board members and administrators. And the education services provider’s interim executive director agrees — even if he can’t explain the cause.
EDITORIAL: McGraw gains respect with statements
Muffet McGraw lost a basketball game Sunday. A few days before, however, she won something more important — the respect of those who cherish fairness.
EDITORIAL: Yes, we still need Sexual Assault Awareness Month
"It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution."
EDITORIAL: Trump leading a party stalled in adolescence
There were hopes, when Donald Trump assumed the presidency, that the nascent politician would grow into the role; that as he familiarized himself with the rigors and responsibilities of the office, he would shed his reflexive showmanship and mature into something more like a statesman.
EDITORIAL: Praying she’ll see error of her ways
A Clinton County politician recently made a controversial opening invocation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
EDITORIAL: Adding up the cost of climate change in Pa.
As Pennsylvania continues to wring out from the wettest year on record, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has hit the road to gather input for a report on the state’s response to climate change.
EDITORIAL: Police shootings show need for new training, assessments
It happened again, this time right here in Pennsylvania. A white police officer shot and killed an unarmed African-American man during an arrest gone bad. And the police officer will face no legal repercussions.
EDITORIAL: NFL should follow Bruce Arians’ lead
When it comes to its treatment of women, the NFL would do well to follow the lead of former Yorker Bruce Arians.
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.
EDITORIAL: More tax surprises on way for middle class
Middle-class taxpayers from York County to Yorba Linda, California, have been suffering various levels of myocardial infarction this tax season as they learn that traditionally relied-upon rebates are either unrecognizably undersized or entirely nonexistent.
EDITORIAL: Pa.’s minimum wage no longer defensible
Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. That’s $58 a day; $290 a week; $1,160 a month. Before taxes.
EDITORIAL: New report harms PSU’s reputation
A new report by some Joe Paterno supporters only serves to harm Penn State, a university they claim to love.
EDITORIAL: A chance to remake the York Galleria
A proposed min-casino could bring new life to a dying mall.
EDITORIAL: On voting, GOP takes a holiday from its senses
If there was any doubt that the Republican game plan for maintaining elective majorities is to suppress the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did his best to lay it to rest this week.
EDITORIAL: Another non-starter on federal shutdown
For the second time this month, President Donald Trump delivered what was billed as a major announcement on the ongoing partial government shutdown. And for the second time this month, the president had little to offer besides posturing, past proposals and passing the buck.
EDITORIAL: Congress must respond to Trump’s Russia action
A pair of remarkable stories last weekend raise troubling new questions about President Donald Trump’s ongoing relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin — and the seriousness with which that relationship is viewed at the highest levels of America’s intelligence community.
EDITORIAL: Mature tone urged for D.C. Democrats
President Donald Trump’s pep-rally exhortations to “lock her up” or “build the wall” fire up his base, but that’s about all they do.
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.
EDITORIAL: Silver lining in Pa. priests report
It’s been more than four months since Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a stunning grand jury report that documented decades of abusive behavior against children by Catholic priests.
EDITORIAL: Don’t turn Lincoln Charter into another Thackston
The administration really should know how the relationship with the school district works. But apparently they need a refresher course on that.
EDITORIAL: Long road ahead on Pa.’s infrastructure
With the reopening of the bridge on Spangler Mills Road in Fairview Township last month bringing a three-year bridge-replacement program to a close in York County, it would be easy to assume that the state’s transportation infrastructure is in top shape.
EDITORIAL: Time to change silly good morals law
EDITORIAL: A law that requires good moral character to wax eyebrows or give facials is just plain silly. It's time to change the law.
EDITORIAL: Redistricting panel is a long overdue correction
It’s hard to argue with the fact that Pennsylvania’s court-drawn congressional districts more fairly represent the state’s electorate than the screamingly partisan map they replaced.
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.
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.
EDITORIAL: Positives emerge after Grandview
EDITORIAL: A recent meeting between Pennsylvania golf course owners and the "Grandview Five" produced some positive signs of progress.