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Health insurers in Pennsylvania not holding up their end of the bargain: Lorraine Ramirez

As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to … more

National Newspaper Week is a time to be proud of what we do: Mark Cohen

Monday marked the start of National Newspaper Week. It is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that … more

It’s not just Donald Trump ­— both Republicans and Democrats have cults of personality: James Miller

“I tell you one and one makes three. I’m the cult of personality.” — Living Colour   They don’t call him Teflon Don for nothing. It’d be an … more

Middletown provides me little reminders of Europe: Susannah Gal

Bonjour! Guten Tag! Gruezie! Buon giorno! Buenos dias! Bom dia! Good morning!  These are some of the different ways I have learned to say “Good morning” when I’ve lived … more

We can change Vietnam’s legacy from landmines and Agent Orange: Kathleen Rogers and Heidi Kuhn

In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58,000 Americans, and close to 2 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.  The United … more

It’s terrifying that we are militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy: Lisa Rosenberg

In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that … more

Temperatures don’t matter if it’s too noisy to sleep: Ed O’Connor

From all that I have seen and read, central Pennsylvania is enjoying a decent summer, except for an overabundance of July rain. I saw videos and photos of flood damage in the area. It sure … more

The deep threats of dark money have been known for decades: Paul Heise

The subtitle of the recent book “Dark Money” is “The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Is there a cabal of billionaires who are secretly spending … more

Still work to be done on making medical cannabis a reality: Mike Folmer

One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which will bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal has been — and continues to be — giving … more

Less time spent on standardized tests good for students: Tom Mehaffie

Students and parents in the 106th District can breathe a small sigh of relief as they head back to school for the 2017-18 academic year. Thanks to a new development at the state level, students will … more
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