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EDITORIAL: Court must act on Pa. death penalty
As state lawmakers continue to dawdle on much-needed reforms to Pennsylvania’s death penalty, the state’s Supreme Court has been asked to strike down capital punishment in its entirety.
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EDITORIAL: Make it easier for absentee voters
There are still too many hoops people have to go through to be able to vote without physically going to their designated polling place on Election Day.
EDITORIAL: Off the rails just might work
If you find yourself hopping a “trolley” in downtown York City this fall, thank local entrepreneur Toni Calderone for the trip down memory lane.
EDITORIAL: Penn State-Pitt rivalry in limbo
After Saturday's game, there are no plans to renew the football rivalry between Penn State and Pitt.
EDITORIAL: GOP targeting its own voters
It's not just left-leaning voters that Republicans are willing to disenfranchise to maintain power. Now that challengers to President Donald Trump have begun to emerge from within his own party, at least four states are taking steps to cancel their 2020 GOP primaries and caucuses.
EDITORIAL: What is a good citizen?
If the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision bestowed personhood on corporations, it’s also fair to say these so-called fellow citizens are psychopathic, focused on making money but not at all concerned with how their greed affects others.
EDITORIAL: PSU must be transparent during suit
A former football team doctor filed a lawsuit against Penn State and head coach James Franklin. The doctor had safety concerns for the players.
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EDITORIAL: Trump tweets create unstable ground for businesses
There are proverbs about building castles in sand. It's generally seen as a bad tactic, trying to lay down a foundation while the ground itself is constantly changing.
EDITORIAL: Helfrich’s Trumpian attack on journalism
No, according to Helfrich, the practice of journalism is, in and of itself, the real problem.
EDITORIAL: Opportunity in baseball chaos?
The recent dispute between the Central and Susquehanna leagues over the eligibility of a player led to chaos. It could also lead to opportunity.
EDITORIAL: Social media use deserves scrutiny
A York City police officer is off the force a little more than a year after he was hired — a victim of his own words and deeds.
EDITORIAL: Beware some tax plans
It's what they don't say, however, that's the crux of the matter: The entire plan would fail when a recession hits and sales tax plunge.
EDITORIAL: Cheer positively on football Fridays
Another high school football season is almost here. Let's make it a point to follow the golden rule when cheering for our favorite team.
EDITORIAL: Endangered Species Act itself endangered
Leave it to President Donald Trump to water down the very law credited with saving the American Bald Eagle from extinction.
EDITORIAL: Epstein gone but case must go on
You’d be hard-pressed to find a death less mourned than that of Jeffrey Epstein. The convicted sex offender, charged anew with sex trafficking and sexually abusing scores of underage girls, was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell last weekend.
EDITORIAL: ‘Knowledge Park’ a needed project
The "Knowledge Park" at York College should prove to be a valuable asset for the students, the school and local employers.
EDITORIAL: Salute to Marine role model
A salute to Melvin Carter, a William Penn Senior High School graduate who last week became the U.S. Marine Corps’ latest brigadier general.
EDITORIAL: Latest climate report signals new urgency
“Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land,” writes the Associated Press in reporting on the newly released report, “Climate Change and Land,” from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
EDITORIAL: Charges aren’t curbing drug deaths
The road to poor policy is paved with good intentions. And that might be precisely what's happening now in Lancaster and York counties, which rank first and second nationally in the number prosecutions of dealers whose drugs ultimately result in an overdose death.
EDITORIAL: Don’t miss school tax town hall
York County residents will have a chance to weigh in on school funding reform later this month in Dallastown.
EDITORIAL: On mass shootings, put up or shut up
Recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, Brooklyn and Gilroy, Calif., have followed a depressingly similar script. Aggrieved gunmen, innocent victims, devastated survivors and do-nothing lawmakers.
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up and down
Thumbs up to firefighters and motorcycle riders, and a thumbs down to the Trump administration, yet again.
EDITORIAL: Lax actions imperil more than security
York County Sheriff Richard Keuerleber evidently isn’t much of a politician.
EDITORIAL: Windsor camps offers vital lessons
Windsor's Summer Sandlot Camp, for the most part, is run by the kids, with limited involvement by the adults. The older kids coach the younger kids.
EDITORIAL: Potential 911 deal requires scrutiny
That operations at York County’s 911 center have long been mired in controversy is hardly news.
EDITORIAL: Perry: The artful dodger
In this instance, Perry's people are checking IDs at the door like he's spinning vinyl at some nightclub. Oh, and that's not all. Attendees must first register online, provide a zip code and then that information will be cross-checked with their ID at the door.
EDITORIAL: A lesson in Pa. poverty
A Pennsylvania school district is taking some well-deserved lumps after a ham-handed attempt to collect about $22,000 in delinquent fees for school lunches.
EDITORIAL: Standing against the camps
Even in deep red York County, it isn't hard to find people who will stand against the treatment of immigrants by the Trump administration
EDITORIAL: ‘One-punch’ voting dumbs down elections
It's all about power — Gov. Tom Wolf included. Pundits and the Twitterverse showered Wolf in praise earlier this month after Democrat vetoed a bill that would have provided $90 million for secure voting machines.
EDITORIAL: This pot needs stirring
Twenty years ago this week, The York Dispatch presented a week-long series on the race riots that wracked York City three decades earlier.
EDITORIAL: Give baseball rule changes a chance
York Revolution fans are getting a close-up look at a number of baseball rule changes this season in the Atlantic League.
EDITORIAL: Find final chapter in Grandview saga
More than a year after it first drew unwanted national attention to York County, the so-called “Grandview Five” incident seems no closer to being resolved than the day it made headlines.
Justice, finally, for Epstein’s victims
Justice has long been delayed — and, in many ways, denied — for the unknown number of victims of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who was arrested again last week on new sex-crimes charges.
EDITORIAL: Equal pay for women athletes
The crowd voiced a call that should be echoed around the country: The U.S. women's soccer team deserves to be paid as much as, or even more than, the men's team.
EDITORIAL: Sensible law on school security
On Tuesday, July 2, Gov. Tom Wolf, signed a bill that clarifies the requirements for security personnel in Pennsylvania schools to carry firearms.
EDITORIAL: Allow census to proceed
Only with this presidential administration is a Supreme Court decision not the final word.