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As Gov. Tom Wolf presses for full legalization of marijuana, it’s worth remembering why Prohibition, which banned alcohol production, sales and consumption for 13 years beginning in January 19…

Part of the insidiousness of COVID-19 lies in its capacity to make dangerous everyday interactions that seem so natural, necessary and harmless. That includes gathering with extended family, o…

The U.S. Postal Service is, as its name implies, a service — one vital to the nation in delivering documents, packages and medicines.

From the resumption of school to Penn State’s football season and innumerable entertainment and cultural events in between, COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on the rhythm of Pennsylvania life.

The photos of suffragists marching in their white gowns suggest a movement calm and elegant and a cause self-evident and benign.

It’s wonderfully ironic that the ratification of the 19th Amendment, establishing women’s right to vote, occurred 100 years ago today because a young state legislator couldn’t say “no” to his mother.

Amazon Inc. has no parallel in American history. Its grip on the economy and its reach into our personal lives is unprecedented.

The state bureau responsible for inspecting dog kennels, handling dangerous dogs and curtailing the use of puppy mills is quickly running out of money, even though a proposed modest fee increa…

A diplomatic initiative has taken place in the Middle East that may slowly change the look and shape of the region.

Since Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997, after a century of British rule, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always had the authority to intervene in the semiautonomous city. This summer …

President Donald Trump marveled Tuesday that former Vice President and native Scrantonian Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent for the presidency, had selected Sen. Kamala Harris of California a…

For years the Supreme Court has resisted calls to let the public outside the courtroom listen in on its oral arguments. But live audio streams finally became a reality in May when the coronavi…

Joe Biden took his time selecting a running mate, which seemed prudent. But he came up with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, which seems anticlimactic. And, worse than that, weak.

An up-to-date child immunization record is typically required by Pennsylvania schools at the start of the academic year. But the state Department of Health quietly announced last month that it…

If the COVID-19 crisis produces any positive long-term cultural changes, one is likely to be a greater appreciation for access to education. As public and private schools and universities grap…

The state report showing that widespread COVID-19 testing at Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities could allow for visits by residents’ families is welcome news — provided caution is mainta…

If the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies are allowed to play baseball in the state of Pennsylvania, why not the Toronto Blue Jays as well?

There’s a presidential election coming up. Millions of Americans will depend on absentee and mail-in ballots to cast their votes for president, senators, representatives and a slew of state offices.

Restaurant and bar owners, already battered by restrictions put in place earlier this year to slow the spread of coronavirus, took another shot last week when the Wolf administration rolled ba…

In this time of crisis and uncertainty that we are all experiencing together, we recognize the essential role we play to help keep our community informed and safe. We want to assure you that w…

We have come to the time of year to pause and reflect on all we have to be thankful for, on Thanksgiving and every day.

(TNS) — Academic studies and surveys regularly show that large percentages of Americans know very little about civics. But more alarming is that many people aren’t afraid to display that ignor…

The internet has created more wealth and increased human knowledge faster than any other invention in history. But if Democrats in Congress get their way, the government would throttle the ‘ne…

McKean County Sheriff’s Deputy Collin S. Meeker was wrong last month to step on private property and yank down a flag — no matter how disgusting its hateful symbolism.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately, state legislatures, alumni…