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EDITORIAL: Postponing Olympics is only choice
The International Olympic Committee no longer had a choice. The 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed. It was the only rational decision available.
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EDITORIAL: Hold briefings without Trump
After seeming to temporarily rise to the challenge and finally taking the global coronavirus pandemic seriously, President Trump reverted to form Friday, melting down over a softball question.
EDITORIAL: Stay home. Just stay home
This is the advice coming from every direction and every agency, from York City to the Pennsylvania Department of Health to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization.
EDITORIAL: Take care with guidance
There's a pattern here: Wolf rolls out a plan, his staff spends the next 12 hours clarifying what it all means.
EDITORIAL: Local race shows sent wrong message
Three regional dirt tracks held racing programs over the weekend. That was the wrong decision and sent the wrong message.
EDITORIAL: Right the ship on COVID-19
The more the Trump administration tries to come to terms with the unprecedented challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the more its shortcomings and inadequacies become ever more apparent.
EDITORIAL: We the people will persevere
It’s impossible to predict, at this early juncture, the extent of the challenge the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak will present to York County, the state and the nation.
EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania deserves a say in the nominee
The way things are set up now, Pennsylvania's delegates are just an afterthought. The contest is practically over more than a month before we even have a chance to vote.
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EDITORIAL: Thomas makes York County proud
Former West York High athlete Trinity Thomas is making York County proud with her actions as a world-class gymnast and a first-class young woman.
EDITORIAL: When will the York Galleria no longer be a mall?
This mall, like so many others, is on the verge of becoming obsolete as a purely retail space.
EDITORIAL: A new front in war on media
In recent weeks, the Trump campaign, has filed defamation and libel suits against a trio of traditional targets: The New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN.
EDITORIAL: A system that punishes poverty
Luckily for Sneeringer, York County's defense attorneys did their jobs and did it quickly. That's not always the case.
EDITORIAL: Bolster plans on coronavirus
There remains little reason for panic over the growing prospect of a wider outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, but there is every reason to prepare.
EDITORIAL: Mount Rose shows PennDOT needs to change its contracting process
"I’m hoping the project gets done by the end of this year or beginning of next year, the latest by spring 2021," said Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT's acting secretary.
EDITORIAL: Release the video of cop and judge
Here we go, some readers suggested, another example of the ruling, governing — judging — elite protecting one of its own.
EDITORIAL: Too much construction in York City
It's work that hasn't been done since before 1900, the company said, and it's work that shouldn't need to be done again until 2120. Which is great. Because none of us want to have to live through this traffic nightmare again.
EDITORIAL: Trump: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet
The president’s parade of personal-favor pardons this week is just the latest of his norm-defying, authoritarian and politically provocative post-impeachment moves.
EDITORIAL: York County needs to open the doors
If nothing else, the county's decision to keep these meeting private flies in the face of the intent of the Sunshine Act, which specifically states most deliberations should occur in open meeting.
EDITORIAL: MLB commissioner swings and misses
Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, failed in his duties when didn't hand out punishments to sign-stealing Houston Astros players.
EDITORIAL: Toomey’s response to Trump budget disappoints
Sen. Pat Toomey usually seems like one of those Republicans who is more concerned about the business side of government than the ideology.
EDITORIAL: Need more than an ‘honor system’
Taxpayers are entitled to know how their money is spent. And Grove's campaign would be a win for the public's right to know.
EDITORIAL: Poachers leave legal hunters livid
There’s a group of York County folks who are probably pretty angry right now. Actually, they’re most likely livid. They're the county's legal hunters.
OP-ED: Are you tired of watching America’s natural landscapes disappear?
America's population is soaring. Our nation currently houses 330 million people. And each year, that number grows by 2 million. By 2065, more than 440 million people may call the United States home.
EDITORIAL: Mug shot confusion eroding confidence
The sudden decision to rescind the practice of releasing mug shots and booking information was not only poorly communicated and arbitrary, it made for poor optics — particularly coming on the heels of the sheriff’s dismissal of several perceived political opponents from the department.
EDITORIAL: Take smart steps to avoid all bugs
While the best defense against any virus is to avoid coming in contact with it — not currently a tall order in Pennsylvania — 2019-nCoV is easily spread from person to person. Sneezing, coughing, even shaking hands can result in infection, as can touching an infected surface.
EDITORIAL: What’s the funding plan?
Wolf's 2020-2021 draft executive budget is littered with gimmicks and bad assumptions.
EDITORIAL: York City residents deserve better
York City resident deserve a mayor and a council that can cooperate and act like adults. Right now, they're not getting that.
EDITORIAL: Toomey, GOP aid and abet Trump
It is unsurprising, though nonetheless disappointing, that Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey so eagerly fell in line with his Republican cohorts in the Senate in a vote to forego the inconvenience of witness testimony at the impeachment “trial” of President Donald Trump.
EDITORIAL: After $1.3M, York can’t make this software work?
The city has no plans to ditch this system that doesn't work and find another one that does. After spending so much money, the city can't afford to.
EDITORIAL: Pollution has gone orbital
It’s high time (no pun intended) for NASA and its international peer agencies to develop a global agreement aimed at monitoring and maintaining the planet’s increasingly clogged orbit.
EDITORIAL: ‘The eyes can’t trespass’
The situation would be troubling enough if this past week's incident was a one-off. But the trend it exposes is far worse: Shirey's run-in represented the second time in the past year York County Prison was caught flouting basic constitutional rights.
EDITORIAL: Standing up for Greta
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, was trying to make the president melt like a glacier into the floor.
EDITORIAL: Witnesses a must at Trump impeachment hearings
As Donald Trump’s defense team continues to make its case this week for why the compromised and corrupt president should not be removed from office, they’re enjoying a benefit the president’s accusers lacked: the sympathetic attention of Republican senators.
EDITORIAL: Blurring the mission of the National Archives
The National Archives decided it didn't want to offend the president and his supporters, so it changed an image.
EDITORIAL: Agendas and minutes a must
The Senate should immediately, and unanimously, ratify Bernstine's legislation and send it to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
EDITORIAL: Nix Pa. GOP plan to ‘gerrymander’ court
From voter suppression to gerrymandered political districts to deep-sixing the U.S. Senate filibuster on Supreme Court nominees, Republicans have made an art of bending, breaking and changing rules that might keep them from power.
EDITORIAL: Don’t rush to judgment in PSU case
In the hazing lawsuit vs. the Penn State football program, there's cause for some healthy skepticism.