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In Crisis, an Opportunity: A Tribute to American Freedom
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In Crisis, an Opportunity: A Tribute to American Freedom
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Thomas Meade
“Crisis reveals character,” as the old saying declares. It’s a time to think and reflect, and ultimately this test should renew our focus, shift our priorities and build our strength and courage to endure. [Read More]
Letter: Thank EMS Practitioners for Their Dedication to Service
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Letter: Thank EMS Practitioners for Their Dedication to Service
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
May 17-23 is the 46th annual National EMS Week, which was authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974 to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Please join me in saying “THANK YOU” to the local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) practitioners for t [Read More]
Letter: It's Time for Redistricting Reform
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Letter: It's Time for Redistricting Reform
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
The census is under way and voting districts will be redrawn. Let’s end the underhanded gerrymandered PA voting districts once and for all. [Read More]
Letter: Leave No Person Behind
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Letter: Leave No Person Behind
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
I learned in my time in the Army to leave no person behind, no matter the cost. When we talk about loss, it is not just monetary. It is human. [Read More]
Letter: Proposed State House Bill Imperils the Economics of Local Ambulance Services
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Letter: Proposed State House Bill Imperils the Economics of Local Ambulance Services
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
House Bill 1862 would allow insurance companies to lock in out-of-network provider reimbursements at the insurer's median in-network rate for emergency care for that geographic region. Locking costs at median in-network rates will dramatically cut the already below cost reimbursement that EMS agenc [Read More]
Letter: Toomey Failed on Impeachment Vote
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Letter: Toomey Failed on Impeachment Vote
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
I wrote to Senator Pat Toomey, also not for the first time, to express my outrage at his vote. I did receive a lengthy reply, which I found condescending and dismissive. Senator Toomey’s weak and tortured “logic” added insult to injury. [Read More]
Letter: Defend the Constitution
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Letter: Defend the Constitution
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
We the people deserve better. The House of Representatives impeached Mr. Trump and the Senate is now legally bound to hold a fair and impartial trial. [Read More]
Letter: Impeachment Unpleasant, but Necessary
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Letter: Impeachment Unpleasant, but Necessary
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
No matter how good (or bad) you think President Trump is, the question is whether he abused the power of his office or obstructed Congress, the two charges of his impeachment. No one is above the law, no matter how valuable to society he might otherwise be. [Read More]
Letter: No One Is Above the Law
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Letter: No One Is Above the Law
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Many say our representative, Republican Senator Patrick Toomey, will not vote to convict. Given the preponderance of convicting evidence, Toomey’s failure would seem driven by greed, power, and/or fear. It is time to implore Senator Toomey to honor his oath of office and vote YEA to convict and re [Read More]
Letter: National Legislation Is Needed for Large-Scale Progress Against Climate Change
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Letter: National Legislation Is Needed for Large-Scale Progress Against Climate Change
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
State and local officials in Pennsylvania are striving to build protections against climate change. To achieve larger scale progress against climate change, and show U.S. leadership, national legislation is needed. [Read More]
Letter: Constituents Want Information, Not Propaganda
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Letter: Constituents Want Information, Not Propaganda
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Congressman Fred Keller should demonstrate that he represents all citizens of Pennsylvania's 12th District, and understands his obligations to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution. He should use his newsletter to provide information, not bias. Keller is entitled to his opinion, but he is not en [Read More]
Letter: Allen Street Pedestrian Plaza Proposal Could Help Sustainability
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Letter: Allen Street Pedestrian Plaza Proposal Could Help Sustainability
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
A less obvious benefit is that the plaza likely also will help encourage less car use in the downtown area. As more high-rise buildings are constructed downtown, the population density there is rapidly increasing. Research and common sense tell us that cars and high population density do not mix wel [Read More]
Letter: Take Time to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers
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Letter: Take Time to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, not only for the more than 5 million Americans living with the disease, but also for the more than 16 million family and friends serving as caregivers. [Read More]
Letter: Mitra Will Help Ferguson Township Move Forward Sustainably
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Letter: Mitra Will Help Ferguson Township Move Forward Sustainably
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Prasenjit Mitra is just what we need in Ferguson Township. He is a positive, forward thinking person. [Read More]
Letter: Mitra Will Champion Sustainable Growth, Inclusive Community in Ferguson Township
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Letter: Mitra Will Champion Sustainable Growth, Inclusive Community in Ferguson Township
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Ferguson Township has seen dramatic changes over the past 10 years. It has seen significant progress in attracting new businesses and residents to our neighborhood. Proximity to Penn State and other main employers in the region will continue to drive growth. [Read More]
Letter: Pipe and Higgins Deserve Your Support
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Letter: Pipe and Higgins Deserve Your Support
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Centre County is fortunate to have Mike Pipe and Mark Higgins working together as our county commissioners. Their accomplishments, vision, and spirit of cooperation is a shining example that all our elected officials, local and national, should emulate. [Read More]
Letter: Mitra Will Be Hard-Working and Committed as Ferguson Township Supervisor
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Letter: Mitra Will Be Hard-Working and Committed as Ferguson Township Supervisor
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Prasenjit is hard working and committed to responsible local government. He will help to protect our beautiful local environment as we manage the inherent conflicts of further development in our township and region. [Read More]
Letter: Mitra's Experience Will Make a Difference on Ferguson Township Board
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Letter: Mitra's Experience Will Make a Difference on Ferguson Township Board
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Beyond any doubt, Prof. Prasenjit Mitra is the most qualified candidate for the position of Board of Supervisors, Ward 2, Ferguson Township. [Read More]
Letter: We Need Jeremy Breon as Centre County Prothonotary
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Letter: We Need Jeremy Breon as Centre County Prothonotary
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
There are good reasons why those of us in the Centre County legal field pretty much unanimously back Jeremy Breon for Centre County prothonotary. First of all, we must assure that a qualified person continues to run the Centre Prothonotary’s Office, because an improperly managed prothonotary’s o [Read More]
Letter: Mitra Will Be a Dedicated Leader as Ferguson Township Supervisor
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Letter: Mitra Will Be a Dedicated Leader as Ferguson Township Supervisor
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Prasenjit is an academic with strong leadership abilities. I have no doubt that he will listen to the concerns and fight to represent the interests of his constituents. [Read More]
Letter: Breon Has the Knowledge and Skills to Be Centre County Prothonotary
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Letter: Breon Has the Knowledge and Skills to Be Centre County Prothonotary
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
As a practicing attorney in Centre County, I have had the opportunity to interact with Jeremy on numerous occasions. He has always been pleasant, helpful and exceedingly professional. I have also had the opportunity to witness him serving members of the general public and have been impressed with hi [Read More]
Letter: Mitra Would Be Valuable Addition to Ferguson Township Board
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Letter: Mitra Would Be Valuable Addition to Ferguson Township Board
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Dr. Mitra is not a career politician, but a deeply committed citizen who wants to give back to the community that has been his home for past 20+ years. Dr. Mitra will be an excellent representative of the community in township meetings and deliberations. [Read More]
Letter: Breon Is the Best Choice for Prothonotary
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Letter: Breon Is the Best Choice for Prothonotary
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Jeremy has the requisite experience to not only serve as the prothonotary, but to do so with the requisite experience and professionalism. [Read More]
Letter: Experience Matters for Prothonotary
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Letter: Experience Matters for Prothonotary
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
I write to highly recommend that voters elect Jeremy Breon as the next Prothonotary of Centre County. [Read More]
Letter: Penn State Board Chair Urged to Condemn Alum's Letter to Jonathan Sutherland
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Letter: Penn State Board Chair Urged to Condemn Alum's Letter to Jonathan Sutherland
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
His disgusting letter to current Penn State football player Jonathan Sutherland about cutting his dreadlocks and not having tattoos is not simply a wistful missive from an older alum longing for a clean cut approach. His letter is ignorant of the culture and free expression each student of every gen [Read More]

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