Opinion

Letters to the Editor

What does Medicaid mean to you?

Sen. Toomey is a member of a group of senators who want to sharply curtail Medicaid. Under the House bill (the American Health Care Act) more than 350,000 Pennsylvanians could lose their Medicaid health coverage, according to the non-partisan Office of Management and Budget. How could Sen. Toomey support that?

Letters to the Editor

Changes must be made

Americans don’t like to be forced to do things, even if they are good for them, which is the primary reason Republicans and Libertarians want to repeal a health care system that is currently meeting the needs of more Americans better than ever before.

Letters to the Editor

Time to act on health bill

“AHCA could cost Pennsylvania 85,000 jobs by 2026,” states a recent CDT front page headline. If this health care bill passes, it will cause a significant problem for our state, but that is not the most serious concern for those who believe all of our citizens should have access and the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care.

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Pa. can pave way for viable future

Fracking and other forms of resource drilling are not the way to a sustainable future. These forms of obtaining energy have been proven to increase cancer rates as well as damage major organs. Although working in fossil fuel industries may seem like the only employment option for some Pennsylvanians, there are ways to work toward the solution for a healthier Earth.

Opinion

A focus on making Greek life safer

We’ve seen too many deaths related to dangerous drinking and hazing on campuses across the country. The horrific nature of Timothy Piazza’s death has further catalyzed a universal understanding that enough is enough. Many question whether these organizations are still sustainable. We believe they are, but only if a new governance model is established and accepted by all.

Opinion

Better leadership on energy needed in D.C.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s June 7 Op-Ed demands an immediate response. Secretary Perry argues that we will have more economic development and jobs, more energy and a cleaner environment as a result of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. But he fails to support his argument with sound logic. This shouldn’t surprise us — before he was named Secretary of Energy by President Donald Trump, Perry was advocating to eliminate the very Department of Energy he now heads.

Letters to the Editor

Duped by Trump

I took a motorcycle ride to Renovo via Snow Shoe. It was a beautiful ride and I got a close look at a pair of golden eagles along the way. I also saw political signs of only Trump supporters.

Letters to the Editor

Political hate speech needs to go

The venom and vitriol in political speech needs to stop. The Democratic hate speech of late was adopted by a true believer, who took murderous action in Alexandria, Va., apparently based on those thoughts. I wish these hateful thoughts, words and behavior would come to an end.

Videos

Why this tattoo artist chose Ikonic Ink in State College

Joshua Kunkel is a tattoo artist from Tamaqua, Pa. who has worked professionally for more than 10 years. He spent most of his career in South Florida before coming to State College to work at Ikonic Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio. Now the Pennsylvania native shares his unique tattoo style and why he decided to come back to the Keystone State.
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Why this tattoo artist chose Ikonic Ink in State College

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This is what berry picking season looks like in Centre County

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Journey Brown's record-breaking game

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Delivery truck fire in College Township