Editorial voices from elsewhere

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad as compiled by the Associated Press:

Out with the trash

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Mt. Lebanon must still deal with deer

Mt. Lebanon’s controversial deer cull came to an abrupt end last week, and if you tally up the amount of rancor it generated to the number of deer actually killed, the ratio would be at least 1,000-to-1.

Pozonsky should lose his pension

The admission by former Washington County judge Paul Pozonsky last week that he had, in fact, been “sampling” the evidence in some of the drug cases that came before him brought the 1950s prisoner-of-war drama “Stalag 17” to mind.

The U.S. needs to lower maternal mortality numbers

In the 21st century, we think of women dying in childbirth or the immediate aftermath as something that happens in far-off, developing countries, or as something that happened in a past far removed from our own time, where the safety and comfort provided through modern medicine is something we take...

The trucks are here to stay

A damage settlement approved last week by the Greene County Commissioners with a trucking company whose truck caused a section of an historic Greene County bridge to collapse should ensure the restoration of the bridge. But it will probably do little to repair the reputation the...

Bad news for a two-state solution

For years, there was more debate within Israeli society about its direction and future than there was within America or on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers of both parties stood solidly, unquestioningly, behind Israel, our key Middle Eastern ally, shielding it from criticism, standing up for it rhetorically...

Editorial voices from elsewhere

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States as compiled by the Associated Press:


Two standards of justice

I wish the state attorney general’s office and Visiting Judge Daniel Howsare would take the time to view the Facebook page of former Judge Paul Pozonsky before he is sentenced in July. He and his wife posted numerous photos of the wonderful time they were having in Alaska, toasting with...

No reason to divide Israel

I am writing in response to your editorial in Sunday’s paper, “Netanyahu’s victory bad news for two-state solution”.

Township doesn’t need another park

The Independence Township Supervisors are planning to build a park in Avella at a cost of more than $3 million.

Help animal shelters

We need to come together as a community to support animal shelters and volunteers who work long hours caring for an overwhelming number of homeless animals. Otherwise, those animals would be running in the streets, starving or getting hit by vehicles.

Behavior of supervisors is appalling

As a North Franklin Township resident, I was appalled by our elected board of supervisors’ behavior at the meeting March 10. The news article by Scott Beveridge covered most of what was discussed, but I would like to add some additional facts our township residents should know.

What are unions good for?

My nursing career in a local community hospital spanned more than three decades, from the mid-1970s to 2007. We were unionized employees, switching from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association to the Service Employees International Union in the 1990s. I never felt SEIU did anything for me other than...

Not recycling is costly

What follows is based on two assumptions which may not be correct. The first is any garbage collection company selected by the city will be charged a fee based on weight or volume to use a landfill, and the company will receive a payment for the recyclables picked up every month.

Deer should be culled

I wonder how many people who believe culling deer is cruel eat meat? Do they think it is cruel to kill what you eat? Maybe they think meat grows on trees.

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