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EDITORIAL: Some good may come from scandal
EDITORIAL: Vaccines continue to save lives
The fact that a growing number of parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children against previously common childhood diseases has to give us pause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDITORIAL: DA Sunday does the right thing
It shouldn't be so surprising to hear that law enforcement is trying to do the right thing, even when handling drug dealers. And yet it is both surprising and refreshing
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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: Divider-in-chief fuels resentment and rage
Donald Trump was fond of claiming, on the campaign trail, that he would be “a great unifier.” Like much of what Trump has said, both before and since his election, this was not entirely true.
EDITORIAL: You tell him, Hilde
An Arizona police officer reportedly didn’t want to hear any of that “freedom of the press stuff” from Hilde Kate Lysiak.
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: York County’s loss, Pennsylvania’s gain
Every boss knows the feeling: That combination of pride, understanding and just a little bit of remorse that wells up when a really excellent employee announces they are leaving for a new opportunity.
EDITORIAL: York City neighborhood plan has merit
There is no shortage of challenges in the city of York and, over the years, there has been no shortage of ideas for tackling them.
EDITORIAL: Ice arena probe drags on too long
The investigation into possible wrongdoing at the York City Ice Arena has dragged on for a year and a half. It's time for a resolution.
EDITORIAL: Like much else, comedy must change with times
There’s an old adage in writing: Don’t tell, show. It’s a rule of thumb that should be adapted more often to everyday life.
EDITORIAL: Shift ends for city chief
Best of luck to David Michaels as he joins WellSpan York Hospital’s emergency management team.
EDITORIAL: Trump Lite offers wall-to-wall menu
There are two President Donald Trumps. One is the campaign-stop showman who speaks off the cuff, tweets from the hip and seeks to inflame rather than inform.
EDITORIAL: Time to try Saturday buck opener
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a Saturday opening day for the firearms buck season. It's an idea that deserves to be tried.
EDITORIAL: Cold days, warm days: Climate change continues
Last week, it was very cold, even for January. This week, it's warm for February. Neither weather extreme really matters when we're talking about climate change. Overall, the Earth is getting warmer. And people are the reason why.
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: Perry should have protected NATO
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Dillsburg) recently voted against a House bill that would prevent Donald Trump from leaving NATO.
EDITORIAL: Harris Wofford brought distinction to U.S., Pa.
American statesman, educator and civil rights activist Harris Wofford, who died last week at age 92, spent a good deal of his remarkable public life in the Keystone State and brought no small degree of honor to it.
EDITORIAL: Trump, Pelosi and the shutdown shuffle
By the time he waved the white flag Friday ending the longest-ever government shutdown, President Donald Trump had gained absolutely nothing. His demand for border wall funding had been dropped, mirroring his approval ratings.
EDITORIAL: Women leaders continue to march toward progress
The weather didn’t cooperate, the government was shut down and there were internal struggles but, as the saying goes, they persisted.
EDITORIAL: Susan Byrnes, Pam Lee to be missed
Last week, two Republican women who have dedicated their lives to public service announced that they are stepping away from York County politics.
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: Honoring King’s legacy both locally, nationally
It is more than fitting that the federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Civil Rights icon the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a time of community service.
EDITORIAL: GOP voices offer choice: Hope or hate-mongering
Newly minted Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah didn’t wait to take the oath of office this month before offering up a new vision for his party.
EDITORIAL: Be skeptical about new committee
Pennsylvania Democrats are right to be wary about the recently approved House Government Oversight Committee.
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: Metcalfe finally out as state government chair
After eight long years, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, is no longer chairman of the House State Government Committee.
EDITORIAL: Immigration addresses were more of same
The setting may have been novel, but the content was largely familiar.
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: Urgency needed in shutdown talks
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that President Donald Trump lives in a world of his own making (with a good deal of conservative media enabling). So it is no surprise that his grasp of the true ramifications of the ongoing government shutdown is, shall we say, tenuous.
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: It’s always time to speak out against hate
The uncomfortable conversations are the ones that make an impact, and the county and the country need that impact, and they need it now.