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Opinion
School funding: Never 'enough'

In the run-up to another state budget showdown in Harrisburg, Gov. Tom Wolf and his educratic acolytes are demanding more money for public schools. State ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": Pittsburgh Public Schools. It dropped a proposal this week to establish a procedure for vetting candidates for top administrative posts. An ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Hempfield's zoning hearing board. Members voted to allow a teenager to keep four pet chickens as emotional support animals in a residential district ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Lance: To the Leechburg Area School District. The district and its solicitor, Robert Cinpinski, came up with eight reasons to not release the investigative report ...

Featured Commentary
Escaping to Canada? A primer for the fleeing

Even before our two-party system coughed up the most disliked presidential nominees in modern polling history, Canada had firmly established itself as America's favorite backup ...

A decade saved to spend wisely

I saw one of my novels at a yard sale last week and it appeared to have been used as a coaster. The interior was ...

Letters to the Editor
Leaning to the left

As a longtime subscriber to the Trib, it seems to me that your news reporting has moved toward a liberal bias. A lot of your ...

Unintelligent terror response

The Orlando terrorist attack is the result of a colossal failure of intelligence gathering and inaction. The shooter all but stood on a street corner ...

Weapons ban no answer

There is a debate as to whether legislators should make stricter gun laws and ban firearms from certain factions altogether. I believe this is not ...

Shocked by Vargo's antics

After attending several Leechburg Area School Board meetings over the past five months, I am shocked at the consistent display of childish behavior by board ...

Thoughtful writer

I want to commend Ryan Verner, author of the June 18 letter, "Need teachers like Ferretti," which complimented his former Leechburg Area teacher for encouraging ...