Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Laurel: To Arnold officials. They're sticking to their guns, for the most part, on the issue of absentee landlords. A large percentage of housing units in the city are rentals and the city's requirements for inspections, insurance information and annual fees to pay for the program are sound requirements that protect all of the city's property owners.
Lance: To texting drivers. Despite a law banning it while driving and 1,300 citations issued across the state, AAA says the practice hasn't diminished. What part of this don't you understand? Texting while driving inevitably leads to injury or death. Knock it off.
Laurel: To New Kensington officials. Twenty-four of the city's worst eyesore buildings have dates with the wrecking ball. That can't happen too quickly. Dilapidated homes are a blight, bringing down home values for responsible property owners. One caveat: Don't stop here.
On the “Watch List”: The Harmar bald eagles. While it's great that a pair of our nation's symbols have decided to call Harmar home, we're more worried about the humans watching them. Most of the curious are using a parking lot along busy Freeport Road to view the birds. With their attention focused on the nest, we fear they may not be keeping an eye on the traffic. Let's be careful out there.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Sunday pops
- The visa flap: A prevailing stench
- The Box
- Saturday essay: Anatomy of a backache
- Mon-Yough Laurels & Lances
- Kittanning Council conundrum: Why disband authority?
- Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
- The student-loan balloon
- Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
- Saturday essay: Deer of fools
- The immigration mess: Obama’s subversion