Letters

Clinton culpable in email controversy

We are seeing political skulduggery at its finest. Hillary Clinton appears to have mishandled classified government documents. This occurred while she was secretary of State, an ...

Halting heroin's damage

Heroin abuse is taking the lives of those we love. Heroin overdoses are at an all-time high. Not only that, the consequences of heroin do ...

Nurse staffing levels critical

Research indicates that patients are safer and experience better outcomes when hospitals are adequately staffed. According to the American Nurses Association, optimal staffing is essential ...

Correct call on methane

Regarding "Pa. Gov. Wolf targets methane emissions from oil and gas", it is encouraging that Wolf is regulating methane from both new and existing sources ...

UPMC's textbook maneuver

Regarding the item on UPMC's proposed Pleasant Hills hospital ("Pittsburgh Tuesday Takes" ): UPMC does not have a hospital south of Pittsburgh. So, of all ...

No need to dread lead

Regarding Eric Heyl's column "Lack of trust in authority's assertions makes drinking water murky" : If you look at the facts, there is neither lead ...

Jail chats are a waste

Regarding "Revenue from Westmoreland County Prison jail video chat falls short" : Someone at the jail should have done a Google search on "phone videochats" ...

Obama's spending

I recently read a column by The New York Times' Paul Krugman saying President Obama's tax increases for the richest Americans have effectively rolled back ...

Knights grant 'Wish'

I recently had the pleasure of watching an amazing act of kindness on the part of many individuals from the South Butler County School District. ...

Pa. turnpike officials are incompetent

Carol Badgley was correct in her letter "Turnpike Commission not at fault" (Jan. 31 and TribLIVE). The motorists who believed the turnpike commission would do ...

Pa. Rep. Harhai will be missed

I am saddened to learn that state Rep. Ted Harhai will not seek reelection ("Retiring state lawmakers to take community clout with them,". I worked ...

Background checks won't curb crime

Regarding "Gun poll shows support for background checks in Pa." : The one factor not considered by the news media and pollsters is crime by ...

Oust turnpike commission officials

It was embarrassing to watch the tremendous problems that occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during the recent heavy snowstorm. It appears that everyone in the ...

A little pandering

With caucuses and primaries now underway, we are officially racing headfirst into the presidential election season. Listening to some of the candidates try to sell ...

Regulatory rejoinder

In Vicki Oles letter to the editor ("Regulatory checks & balances" , she asked these questions: "Should creating jobs or increasing profits ever trump public ...

Penalize legislators for impasse

Our legislators want to hold hearings on why a severe snowstorm and a wreck trapped motorists for up to 30 hours on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. ...

Touched hearts, souls

A dear friend of mine recently passed away. She would never approve of this tribute to her as she was a humble servant of Jesus. ...

Methane safeguards necessary

Gov. Tom Wolf's new methane regulations for the gas industry are a welcome sight for this mother and nurse. When my husband and I were ...

America's suicidal tendencies

It's not the current immigration system that's broken but the will and spines of our elected officials who refuse to put Americans first by enforcing ...

Plea for the electorate

Brad Bumsted's article "Woes across government branches tarnish Pa.'s image, experts say" reinforced my ongoing frustration with politicians. They seem to devote their energy to ...