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2012 best year ever for our region? No doubt about it
This new year can be our best chance ever to bring meaningful and significant change to our region. It depends on whether we embrace change or retreat from it, or on whether we let it slip from our grasp because we failed to come together in order to create positive, sustainable change that is our future in 2012.
David A. Knepper | Voter responsibility does not end at the ballot box
Anyone who has studied American government knows that the framers of the Constitution established a republic, not a democracy.
David Knepper | Legislative redistricting a positive for region
Redistricting, or reapportionment, is the process of redrawing congressional and legislative electoral district boundaries in response to population changes determined by the results of the 2010 decennial census.
David Knepper | Route 219: The keystone for regional economic development
The dream of completing a four-lane corridor from Interstate 80 near DuBois to Interstate 68 in Maryland continues to capture the imagination of many of us who live in the Cambria-Somerset region.
Live your life to help others
It has been 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer, an affliction he viewed as the deadliest and most elusive enemy of mankind.
How much testing is enough when taxpayers are footing the bill?
Undoubtedly, most public school administrators have had more than their share of sleepless nights this spring while preparing a balanced budget for 2011-12 that avoided raising taxes, furloughing teachers, and eliminating educational programs and services.
‘Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’
Regardless of what the calendar may indicate, that summer officially begins on June 21, this season of the year is a welcomed guest that can come early and stay as long as it wishes, after such a interminably long winter and wetter-than-usual spring.
From crisis comes opportunity
The shivering temperatures of this past winter seem to have all but dissipated. But if that is not so, the governor’s proposed school funding cuts will certainly make it feel a lot warmer than it really is.
A new spring tonic: The primary election
It is an all too familiar ritual in American politics – the planting of the first “spring flowers.”
Putting drivers, passengers first: It’s time for safer vehicles
Traveling east on Route 22 while returning from Pittsburgh this past Monday evening, I noticed off in the distance the ominous flashing lights of EMS, fire apparatus and police vehicles.
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