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THINK ABOUT IT: Trust your crazy ideas

By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Guest Columnist |

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  • Opinion

    Charter school bill rejects $136M in savings, could raise property taxes

    Students and taxpayers have much at stake as charter school reform is debated in Harrisburg. Unfortunately, a bill House Republicans passed recently (H.B. 530) would not deliver for our kids or taxpayers. That’s why it passed on party lines, without enough votes to survive a potential veto from new Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

    By State Rep. James Roebuck Guest Columnist |

  • Letters

    Construction entrance to ELC site should be moved

    After considerable research and “digging” yesterday, I discovered some troubling information that was not shared with the surrounding residents relating to the first construction step of the Early Learning Center project. Unfortunately, lack of transparency continues.

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  • Columns

    Think About It: Our Love of Animals

    When you grow up on a farm, you have an inborn love for animals. Whether it was the cows and chickens, hogs and geese, horse and pony, sheep, cat or dog, from the start of the day to the end of the day we were around those animals. To this day I still love the smell of the barn.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Wolf negotiates billions with unions who gave him millions

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive branch employees in order to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business...

    By Matthew J. Brouillette Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Wolf’s budget could save Pennsylvania

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal presents a clear vision for the future of our state and dares us to be great in the spirit of President John Kennedy who said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    By Rick Bloomingdale Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Pa. should make cyber charter school funding reform a priority

    Schools that teach. A very basic concept, yet one that has more complicated layers — with one layer costing about $426 million annually.

    By State Sen. Sean Wiley Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Taxpayers deserve a fair trade with school property tax elimination

    Many local football fans have watched their favorite NFL team make numerous trades and acquisitions over the past two weeks. Some of those trades leave fans scratching their heads and wondering what the front office is doing to help the team get to the Super Bowl.

    By State Sen. David G. Argall Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Energy efficiency legislation works

    Last year was the hottest ever recorded globally, and the U.S. remains the world leader in CO2 emissions per capita.

    By Joseph Otis Minott Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Sew Many Quilts; So Little Time

    Every now and then, I like to stop by the old quilt rack hanging on an upstairs wall in the old farmhouse where we live here on the University of Valley Forge campus. The oldest part of the house was built somewhere around the mid-1800s, so an old quilt hanging on that wall fits perfectly.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Why this Catholic physician supports medical aid in dying

    Inspired by the public advocacy of terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and at least 16 other states — from California to New York — have introduced bills that would authorize the medical option of aid in dying.

    By Dr. Robert Olvera Courtesy of the American Forum |

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