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EDITORIAL: Springfield Twp. board needs to grow
EDITORIAL: More pre-K funds needed
Local advocates for high-quality early education recently celebrated the expansion of pre-K funding that allowed them to accommodate more children and expand programming.
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EDITORIAL: Thumbs up to Rendell, breast health efforts
Former Gov. Ed Rendell has joined the board of the nonprofit group working to open a so-called “safe injection site,” where those addicted to heroin can take the drug under medical supervision.
EDITORIAL: Small, but welcome, step to reduce gun tragedies
EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania politicians take small, but welcome, step to reduce firearms tragedies in cases of domestic violence.
EDITORIAL: What is, ‘Hold a second debate’?
Considering how carefully the format, structure and trappings of high-stakes debates are usually hammered out, it’s surprising that Pennsylvania’s one and only matchup between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner went so surprisingly off the rails.
EDITORIAL: New rules victimize sexual assault victims again
The Trump administration, in its ongoing effort to do away with anything decent accomplished during the Obama years, is doing away with guidelines that have made it easier for victims of sexual assault to move on and continue their education.
EDITORIAL: Probe aside, Kavanaugh has disqualified himself
While it has not come absent the questions and confusion that surround much of what takes place in Washington these days, the supplementary FBI investigation into allegations of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was all but mandatory following hearings last week surrou
EDITORIAL: Public help needed to curb gun violence
We see it in the headlines. We see it on the streets. And we see it in the faces of too many of our neighbors who have been touched personally by what can accurately be termed a public health crisis.
EDITORIAL: Trump administration has no shame
EDITORIAL: The brazen Trump administration is now taking credit for the recent good news that emerged about Obamacare.
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EDITORIAL: Time to hit reset button on Supreme Court pick
A remarkable day of testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday made one thing abundantly clear: Brett Kavanaugh must not be permitted a seat on the Supreme Court.
EDITORIAL: Combine forces to fight deer-threatening diseases
State Game Commission officials have been responding in recent days to dozens of reports of dead dear throughout Central Pennsylvania — an issue that is neither unique nor limited to the Keystone State.
EDITORIAL: Learning from the Mount Rose debacle
PennDOT says the work will be finished. Sometime. Eventually. Really.
EDITORIAL: Drop in Revs’ attendance worrisome
EDITORIAL: York Revolution President Eric Menzer "isn't worried about" the team's drop attendance. Others, however, are probably more concerned.
EDITORIAL: York must cash in on economic opportunity
There’s been plenty of movement on the local economic development front of late and, happily, much of it is in the right direction.
EDITORIAL: Now is the time to register to vote
The only way to make your voice count is to register to vote. Don't wait.
EDITORIAL: Heed lessons of financial meltdown
EDITORIAL: Ten years ago, America was gripped by a financial meltdown that nearly caused a depression. We must remember the lessons learned.
EDITORIAL: New Latino outreach overdue
As Hispanic Heritage Month gets underway, York officials are doing more than paying lip service to the city’s burgeoning Hispanic and Latino population.
EDITORIAL: Bailey again drives relief
West Manchester Township-based Bailey Coach is again driving local relief efforts for hurricane victims.
EDITORIAL: York businesses need NAFTA
It's been nearly 25 years since the North America Free Trade Agreement went into action, lowering barriers to trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
EDITORIAL: Wagner displays his desperation
It’s desperation time for Scott Wagner. The York County Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania is trailing badly in the race against incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf.
EDITORIAL: Reverberations from 9/11 felt to this day
In some ways, it’s hard to believe it has been 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: Seventeen years since a morning that dawned cloudless amid almost unbelievably blue skies ended in carnage and catastrophe as hijacked passenger planes struck sites in New York City and Washington, D
EDITORIAL: As storms strengthen, increase local planning
For the second time in a little over a month, rainstorms and accompanying flash flooding over the Labor Day weekend left York County and surrounding areas awash in damage, debris and detour signs as dozens of roads were either washed out or torn up.
EDITORIAL: Just doing it
In print ads and billboards, former 49ers quarterback Kaepernick says, "Believe in something. Even if is means sacrificing everything."
EDITORIAL: NFL protests are about justice, not the anthem
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during pre-game performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the 2016 season. And the league continues to trip over itself in responding.
EDITORIAL: Book aims to honor teachers, coaches
A man is soliciting stories about coaches and teachers who have made a positive influence on young lives. It could lead to a book.
EDITORIAL: Share laughter, live longer
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that so many humorists and comedians seem to live well into their 90s. And maybe it’s something more.
EDITORIAL: Wagner should release tax returns
EDITORIAL: Legally, Scott Wagner doesn't have to release his tax returns. Ethically, however, transparency demands that he do so.
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up to Yorkfest and York Fringe
Thumbs up: To the participants and organizers of the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, held last weekend in downtown York City.
EDITORIAL: Stop selfish abuse of presidential powers
President Donald Trump’s cavalier misuse of his office’s many powers and privileges is troubling, self-serving and unseemly — perhaps nowhere more starkly than in his abuse of presidential pardons and, conversely, the ability to revoke individuals’ security clearances.
EDITORIAL: With Sen. McCain goes principled conservatism
His voice will be missed — not only in the Senate, where he was a commanding and persuasive figure — but in the public arena, where his unvarnished views and historic perspective provided gravitas and insight to his positions.
EDITORIAL: Coaches must put player safety first
Every football coach in York County should pay close attention to the tragic story unfolding just down the road at University of Maryland.
EDITORIAL: Time to guzzle again?
Conservation is passe. Crank up the AC, bring back those incandescent light bulbs, go find a 1975 Oldsmobile and fill it up, and none of that wimpy ethanol blend either!
EDITORIAL: Widen door of justice for victims of predator priests
Even decades into the ongoing shame that is the Roman Catholic Church’s global failure to acknowledge, address and avert the problem of sexually abusive priests, the Pennsylvania grand jury report released last week was a gut punch.
EDITORIAL: ‘Great surge’ in activism
Inspiring is a good way to describe some York residents’ and city supporters’ response in the face of injustice.
EDITORIAL: Presidential demonizing obscures value of media
It turns out we were ahead of the curve when we pointed out earlier this month the increasingly dangerous tone of President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the media.
EDITORIAL: GOP and Dems continue to sell fear because it works
EDITORIAL: Political parties sell fear for one simple reason — it works extremely well. The voters must take the blame for that.
EDITORIAL: Trump roars against Harley
If you listen to President Donald Trump, it sounds like there is one company in particular that is so anti-American, so far removed from the national mainstream that it deserves not only contempt but loss of business.
EDITORIAL: Better oversight needed on ‘Mount Rose Ave. mess’
We’re certain the powers that be at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation aren’t going out of their way to make life miserable for area motorists.
EDITORIAL: Pa. proposal adds insult to injury - literally
The last thing Pennsylvania’s abuse victims need is yet another hurdle on the path to protection.