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Earth Day has taken us a long way, but what is next?: Editorial

Sunday will mark the 48th anniversary Earth Day, and while knowledge and concerns about the environment have never been at a higher level, we are concerned about where we are headed. According to …
Columnists

High school students can boost U.S. businesses: JD Hoye

Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for U.S. businesses. Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives …

VA makes veterans into single-payer casualties: Sally Pipes

Army veteran Glenford Turner lived for nearly four years with a piece of metal in his abdomen. The object wasn’t shrapnel from the battlefield — it was a scalpel he alleges was left …

Can we learn from other states on redistricting?: Mike Folmer

My “Promise to Pennsylvania” calls for strict adherence to Article III of the state Constitution on how legislation is passed. It’s why I’ve insisted as chairman of the Senate …

Armed deputy key to ending Maryland school shooting: Dick Brandt

I am writing to follow up on what I wrote several weeks ago regarding the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and how to protect our school children. Unfortunately, another school shooting took …

Common sense on census citizenship question: Lou Barletta

Pennsylvanians sent me to Washington to fix the problems facing our communities. One problem I have firsthand experience with is illegal immigration. While mayor of Hazleton, I saw the …

Tariffs are a war against newspaper and publishing industry; help in our defense: Mark Cohen

As a newspaper reader, advertiser or member of the community, your source of local, regional and national news and information is being threatened by the proposed newspaper tariffs on the import of …
Letters

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …

Get safer schools by design: Letter to the Editor

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming …

Column on death row inmates’ rights a joke: Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in regards to the Jan. 31 column “Pa. death row like torture for its inmates” by Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. What a joke. Let me …

Pennsylvania doesn’t need politicians making legislative districts: Letter to the editor

Article 2, Section 16 of Pennsylvania’s Constitution says in part that legislative districts “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as …

Three Mile Island bailout? Not on the backs of Pennsylvania taxpayers: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the Jan. 24 guest column in the Press & Journal titled “Closing Three Mile Island would hurt education, communities” by Steelton-Highspire School …

From the Vault article involved grandfather, safe: Letter to the Editor

My wife was reading the Dec. 27 P&J and then she said, “OMG!” The old news article that you printed on the From the Vault page about a robbery of $26,000 was my grandfather’s …

Workers’ groups must fight to stay strong against 'king': Letter to the Editor

My ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War as a private and I also served same rank. Two of his genes were passed onto me. We will not bow to a king. The king’s new tax plan will open the …

Government needs to play strong role in stopping drug smuggling: Letter to the Editor

I read the column “A way to fight drugs — make it less profitable to traffic opioids” by John Cassara and Nathan Proctor that was published Nov. 15. In my opinion I strongly …

Closure of TMI would have major downsides: Letter to the Editor

I’d like to offer a few thoughts after reading David Williams’ column of Nov. 7 (“States shouldn’t bail out nuclear power plants”). If Three Mile Island or one of …

Trump tax changes would hurt those with families: Letter to the Editor

Your “personal and dependent exemptions” are being eliminated under President Donald Trump’s tax plan.  Last year, you got $4,050 for each person in your household including …