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Statewide water well standards are overdue for Pennsylvania
Whenever Pennsylvania is out of step with 48 other states on a policy, law or regulation, it’s worth looking into the issue. Either the Keystone State is doing something better than nearly every other state or Pennsylvania should look at what the other states are doing — and follow their lead.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
‘Don’t excuse it’
I read with interest the report about the woman suing the Mars School District (“Parent sues Mars,” Dec. 12, Page 1) because she claims that her son was mistreated by the principal and others. The report states that her son was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder.
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None of your business
I recently visited my primary care physician’s office, which is part of the UPMC system.
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DEER KILL - Sheppeck
Caleb Sheppeck, 16, bagged this 8-point buck in Clinton Township.
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Her father’s politics
When I learned another member of the Metcalfe family is running for elective office (“Rep.’s daughter joins GOP race,” Dec. 12, Page 1), my initial thought was, God help us.
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Board’s children, too
This is an exceptional time for the Butler School District and the proposal to close several elementary schools in a cost saving effort that has made for a vigorous public conversation. However, I’m troubled by several common comments I continue to hear.
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Fight for equal justice goes on and on
I have told friends that my mistrust of the police comes legitimately. I grew up in Birmingham, Ala., during the 1960s, when the city became infamous for the brutal way that civil rights demonstrators were treated by policemen who used snarling dogs and pummeling blasts of water from fire hoses to disperse protesters. A 9-year-old classmate was one of the youngest demonstrators arrested.
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Life isn’t perfect. Deal with it
Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy. Most people learn that, often, you just have to suck it up and move on. You can waste a lot of time and energy trying to undo unfair setbacks, and you may not undo them anyway.
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Wolf’s Harrisburg shake-upshould include per diems
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is setting the groundwork for an administration he vows will be financially transparent.
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OTHER VOICES
When gas prices soar, Americans wail. Inevitably Congress launches an “investigation” and discovers-over and over again that by and large prices are the result of market conditions and taxes.
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The ugly spending bill? That’s compromise
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again.
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