Cities fighting crime could use more help
The U.S. Justice Department's surge of 50 agents, who have been working with Philadelphia police and the District Attorney's Office, is having a welcome payoff.
Ask questions at your local farmers market
With dedicated foodies hounding the public to be "locavores," consumers of locally grown farm products, and the health watchdogs urging increasingly obese Americans to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, it is no wonder that the number of farmers markets has soared to 7,175 nationwide, up 17 percent from a year earlier.
On a wing, but not necessarily a prayer
Not long ago, a group of 66 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to issue guidance to counter an "alarming pattern of attacks on faith" in the U.S. Air Force.
Education tax credits good idea, but at what cost?
Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do - until we get the credit-card bills.
When slashing funds in Pa., cooler heads should prevail
Marie Antoinette, who was later beheaded, supposedly said "Let them eat cake!" when told that poor people in France had nothing to eat.
Municipalities should pay share for state police
The cost for a municipality not to provide local police service just got a price tag.
Jefferson remains and American enigma
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
State's voter ID law proves to be a problem
It's July 25. Do you have the proper identification card to vote on Nov. 6?
Letter to the editor
My husband and I have known about Skye's Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Harrisville for years, but they were recently brought to mind in a real way.
Texting case sends message to young drivers
The punishment handed down to 18-year-old Aaron Deveau should serve as a warning to young people, and their parents, about the consequences of texting while driving.
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