Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

More evidence needed

In his “Fuel for thought” letter on Monday’s opinion page, Robert Smith demonstrated how President Donald Trump’s claim — that reducing fuel efficiency standards will require using only an additional “thimble full of fuel” — is deceptive at best. In fact, just a 1 mile per gallon reduction would spew an additional 50 million tons of carbon dioxide into our air each year. Smith asked, “Is it worth it?”

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GOP should be bold, follow through

Republicans in Congress should be bold and have the courage to follow through on campaign promises. They ran for office telling the American people they would repeal the Affordable Care Act since 2010, and when they find themselves with their hands on the levers of power, they can’t resist the temptation to hang on to that power over those Americans who voted for them.

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Thompson working hard to serve

The highly charged political environment significantly distorts the realities of the role members of Congress perform in governing our country. While some are “showboats” craving media attention, most are “workhorses,” quietly and diligently serving their constituencies.

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Please, drive safely

Anyone who knows me is aware I can be fanatical about drivers and safety. I have years of trauma experience and have driven most kinds of vehicles — from tractor-trailers to 20-ton dumps to motorcycles. I have attended numerous safety programs and have been involved in fire and rescue.

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Pope embodies PSU spirit

Alice Pope is a dedicated PSU trustee who was born and raised in Pennsylvania and received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Penn State. She embodies the spirit of PSU, of which I too am a proud alumnus.

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Celebrate National Doctors’ Day

Doctors play important roles in our lives, no matter our ages, cultural backgrounds or medical needs. They ask us to do what is right for our health and the health of our loved ones. They help us when we are hurt or have fallen ill. They comfort us when we are scared and not at our best. And most importantly, doctors talk with us about how we can preserve our most valuable resource — our good health.

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Support clean water

We all live in a watershed, which is nature’s own trickle-down system. Pollutants added to the land surface can trickle down to pollute groundwater. Similarly, pollutants added too close to a channel can trickle through the soil and flow down slope to pollute water downstream. As landowners we do not own this water but have a right to use water on-site for reasonable or beneficial uses.

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Need for Meals on Wheels is evident

In October 2015, a State College resident who volunteers to deliver food for the State College Area Meals on Wheels left a lunch and dinner at the door of 72-year-old borough resident. When he came back to the same house two days later he noticed the previous meals were still in the doorway, untouched.

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Thompson should join climate caucus

A recent survey by the Yale Program on Climate Communication, reported in The New York Times, found that in every congressional district in the country “a majority of adults supports limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.”

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Open dialogue is needed

Respect is one of the driving issues behind PSU graduate employees’ decision to seek unionization. Disappointingly, once again graduate employees feel as though our concerns and issues are being ignored by the PSU administration.

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McClain has valuable expertise

Spring is here and it’s time to think about … primary elections! We are throwing our support and campaign energy to Casey McClain, candidate for district judge (Ferguson, Patton and Halfmoon townships, and the north and west precincts of College Township).

Videos

Astronaut Peggy Whitson works after record-setting spacewalk

Astronaut Peggy Whitson, 57, is NASA’s oldest female astronaut. Thursday, NASA she set a record during her third tour of duty on the International Space Station — taking the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. Here, you can see her working on the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3.
NASA TV
Astronaut Peggy Whitson works after record-setting spacewalk 1:24

Astronaut Peggy Whitson works after record-setting spacewalk

Barkley talks running backs 2:11

Barkley talks running backs

Justice League 2:32

Justice League

Bellefonte Area High School Mini-Thon 1:07

Bellefonte Area High School Mini-Thon