Cost-benefit analysis: Fees won’t solve funding crisis
How much is that thrilling high school sports moment worth to you? How about the musical stylings at the biannual band or choral concert? Or the production from the high school’s theater...
4/25/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Narcan chronicles: Two out of three ain’t all that good
Thanks to Narcan, drug addicts in Pennsylvania are surviving the suicide ritual of fatal overdose, only to repeat it over and over again.
4/24/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Cheers & Jeers ...
We thank our emergency responders for their life-saving work, congratulate Slippery Rock University on its upcoming NCAA events, and take a hard look at Greek Life issues on PSU's main campus.
4/22/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Why is Gov. Wolf in charge of investigating his No. 2?
There can be only three reasons why Gov.
4/21/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Dollars and sense: make Pa. House’s size a 2017 priority
Amid the budget season debate over how best to cut government costs in Pennsylvania, one issue has been notably absent from the remarks of state lawmakers: shrinking the size of the...
4/20/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Pa. highway fatalities fall but are still too numerous
It’s a positive trend for a negative topic. Highway deaths are at a record low in Pennsylvania.
4/19/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Efficacy doesn’t justify cost of abuse-deterrent opioids
If at first you don’t succeed ... wait until the General Assembly’s next session and give it another shot. That’s what state Sen.
4/18/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Pennsylvania’s body cam legislation is still flawed
Members of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly continue to debate legislation regulating police body cameras, and the work of both chambers continues to fall short of what should be obvious goals:...
4/17/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Devil’s in the details: keep district’s super search public
Butler School Board has an opportunity to begin repairing the district's image as they embark on a search for a new superintendent.
4/14/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Torsella doing well to rid Pa. of investment managers
We revere the memory of Pennsylvania’s Quaker founder, William Penn, primarily for his devotion to religious tolerance and independent governance.