We’d all like a “better” internet in terms of privacy, politeness, taste and safety. And who would oppose eliminating false or misleading information from social media sites, or preventing online bullying and such?
It’s long-awaited and great news that the old Shroyer dress factory that takes up a full city block in Shamokin will begin coming down this week.
As the old adage goes, women belong in the house … and the senate. That’s especially according to this past election, in which we not only broke the glass ceiling, we broke the record in the number of female candidates elected to state legislatures and Congress. And, nearly a century after t…
Democrats regained the House of Representatives, but Republicans were able to increase their seats in the Senate, suggesting that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings resisted a second Democratic blue wave.
To the editor: I wanted to address the coaches and athletes of the Shamokin Area Indians football team.
To the editor: I have been fairly quiet about some of the drama going around Kulpmont, but I’d like to take time to give you my thoughts on a few issues.
U.S. Catholic bishops gathered Monday in Baltimore to start their three-day national assembly, intent on addressing the clergy sex abuse crisis.
Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley”?
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The News-Item’s cheers and jeers for the past week of news:
President Trump, his family, and more than a few of his appointees have used his presidency to enrich themselves, spending taxpayer dollars for their own benefit, accepting sweetheart deals from foreigners and harnessing the power of the federal government on behalf of their own businesses a…
For military veterans, the term “mustang” transcends the longstanding, traditional boundaries from chevrons and hash marks to bars, oak leaves, eagles and in some cases, stars.
So what’s the final score?
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To the Editor: The Rick K. and the Allnighters show held on Sunday, Oct. 14, by the Kulpmont Cruise Association at the Mount Carmel Area High School, was an outstanding performance. Rick K. and the band were amazed with the auditorium because they were able to use their entire lighting syste…
In a far-reaching special report last Sunday, journalists from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe found that the leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church are far better at covering up child sexual abuse than stopping it.
Elections have consequences. But sometimes those consequences are neither clear nor obvious. Tuesday was such an election.
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H.L. Mencken, the late journalist and critic of American culture and politics, once noted: “For every complex problem, there’s a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.”
For many, it’s a dreadful notice: We’ve been called to jury duty.
For the children
To the Editor: It was a true pleasure to be in downtown Shamokin last Saturday afternoon. The air was alive with the low rumble of off-road vehicles and the high spirits of riders, volunteers and members of the community. The enthusiasm of the hundreds of riders was obvious as they rode smil…
After living in Washington, D.C., for nearly eight years, I love being back home in Pittsburgh.
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The cost of prescription medication has been an increasing burden to many Americans, and despite the Affordable Care Act, its partial dismantling and constant static from both political parties, there has been little relief.
Just a few days ago in this space, we noted how recognizing the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in defense of our free country should serve as motivation for the right — the duty — to vote.
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Among conservatives, Tom Wolf’s tenure as governor is filled with enough potholes to bury a half-dozen blind donkeys.
It was for just six hours on one day, but Shamokin had the look and feel — and sound — of a true tourist community on Saturday.
Valley residents may not realize how much our community benefits from federally funded health care services. In fact, so many lives are touched by these programs that cuts could severely impact the quality of care for those in need.
All 203 Pennsylvania House seats and half of the 50 Senate seats are on Tuesday’s ballot. Who will occupy the governor’s office is also at stake.
To the editor: This election is not a referendum on Donald Trump. This election is a referendum on us.
To the editor: Trump supporters ignore, or willingly accept, or are unaware of the many lies Trump tells. Most of his supporters watch Fox News and never hear anything negative about this president. The purpose of a free press is to check and balance all branches of government, which include…
To the editor: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ and fellow Americans:
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” is one of Yogi Berra’s best-known quotes. It’s succinct, witty and captures a universal truth, universally ignored in an age of pollsters, pundits and other would be prognosticators willing to share their crystal balls with us.
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