Conservatives and liberals from their respective ends of the political spectrum have criticized the Medicare compromise approved last week by the House in a rare bipartisan overwhelming vote, 392-37. Conservative activists complained that the $200 billio (read more)
The News-Items' cheers and jeers for the past week of news. Cheers to Vincent M. Chesney for his seventh annual Slavic Performing Arts Heritage Festival, held Thursday at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center in Shamokin. With the theme "Anthr (read more)
At a recent congressional hearing, Director of Intelligence James Clapper said the United States has never faced so many terrorist threats as we do today. During the same week, Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate the threat of terrorism has nev (read more)
Editor note: This column was first published in 1993. Bullied, harassed and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies-Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a ha (read more)
There is scant doubt that Pennsylvanians want the state government to provide a higher percentage of funding for public schools. It's a fundamental reason that Tom Wolf, rather than Tom Corbett, is the governor. But the focus on funding - revenue - has (read more)
"In this world, someone stands behind, silently loving us, reaching out a hand when we've fallen, encouraging us when we're tested and in fear; understanding us when no one does; pointing us to the light when we are in the dark. God deserves a pause, a h (read more)
100 years ago - 1915 Edward Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fox of West Arch Street, Pottsville, was the accompanist in a big violin recital given by the Autumn Hall Club at Erie. Edward won great fame for himself with his playing, his wonderful ability (read more)