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With the midterms on the horizon and President Joe Biden’s dismal approval numbers causing alarm within the Democratic Party, former President Barack Obama is playing the race card trying to shift the narrative from Biden’s failed leadership to falsely insinuating that Republicans are “racis…

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To the editor: It has been rumored that the state department offered to exchange Trump for the Russia detained Americans, Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. The rumor indicated that Putin denied that exchange because he knows that Trump can do more damage to our country if he stays here. That …

To the editor: My mother was the consummate teacher. She was a big believer in travel to a bigger end than simply getting to a destination. The journey itself was as important as the destination. When I was nine (1962) my parents decided to pack me in the back of our Studebaker and take me a…

President Biden finally dared to say it on Sunday, declaring in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the “pandemic is over.” Various public-health eminences are saying he’s wrong, but his comments recognize the reality of the disease at this stage and the public mood. The trouble is that …

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade in June, striking down a constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion and directing decisions on abortion to be made by the states, Republican lawmakers hailed that approach. But no one — neither abortion rights supporters nor abortion opponent…

To the editor: A letter was published in a recent Saturday edition of The News-Item, entitled “The right to bear arms.” This is not only a rebuttal but a statement, in my opinion, that I have hardly ever read something so unfactual.

PennDOT has received the first $25.4 million of the $170 million it will receive from the new federal infrastructure law through 2026 to develop an electric vehicle charging network.

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II came a torrential flood from the commentariat. The 96-year-old monarch of the British Empire was born among the Greatest Generation and died during the ascendant of Western wokeness.

It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. Ratifying the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol would bolster U.S. manufacturing and show U.S. commitment to climate leadershi…

President Biden finally dared to say it on Sunday, declaring in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the “pandemic is over.” Various public-health eminences are saying he’s wrong, but his comments recognize the reality of the disease at this stage and the public mood. The trouble is that …

The American public overwhelmingly supports marriage equality. More than 70% believe same-sex marriage should be legal, according to Gallup, and a bipartisan bill codifying these protections easily passed the House, with support from 47 Republicans. So it’s disappointing the Respect for Marr…

To the editor: In reference to the parking lot problem, this is an ongoing problem for many years and the issues have not been addressed.

Few diseases are as cruelly debilitating as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week gave patients a glimmer of hope by backing a new treatment that can slow their decline and provide precious more time to live.

I’ve been reading “Humankind” by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman. There’s much to appreciate and to criticize, but his central idea that millions of people have contemplated since historical times is worthy: are human beings essentially cooperative and kind — or savage and self-seeking? There…

I escaped the clutch of COVID for over 2 years. As a matter of fact, when my whole family got it the day after Christmas 2020, I was the only one who avoided its grimy grip. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because while I kept testing negative to COVID, I learned in early 2021 tha…

If you want a window into the utter incompetence of the Biden administration, look no further than Tuesday’s celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act.

To the editor: President Biden and his entire administration have caused chaos, misery and crime, in my opinion. They have destroyed our economy, energy independence, the school system, national security at our southern border and our military with wokeness and vaccine mandates.

Pot calling the kettle black

Gambling enables state legislators to bring in revenue indirectly. By taxing gambling operations, politicians remove themselves a step from the people who truly pay the tax — gamblers who lose their money.

On the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, President Joe Biden repeated the same tired nostrums we have heard for the past several years on the anniversary of the worst terror attack in American history: “We will never forget, we will never give up. Our commitment to preventing another attack on t…

On Saturday, cruisers took to downtown Shamokin to participate in what has become a time-honored tradition within the city.

China’s treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang – including mass extrajudicial detentions, family separations and forced labor – is by now well documented, despite the secrecy surrounding it. Yet when Michelle Bachelet visited the region earlier this year, the usually outspoken UN human rights chie…