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‘Affordable’? Not for him

By Tribune-Review
I am self-employed. My family’s health insurance plan, which we like, is now going away for good. We were a little lucky, though, because in late 2013, before all of the Affordable Care Act-required “improvements” were being implemented, my ...

Pass GMO label bill

By Tribune-Review
I am a lifelong dairy farmer. Recently, the labeling of GMO (genetically modified organism) foods has received national attention. I believe that H.R. 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, provides a commonsense answer. This proposed legislation would ...

ATI’s broken promises

By Tribune-Review
I write this with mixed emotions. I recall fondly the working relationship I developed during 31 years as a salaried, non-union employee at ATI. I was proud of ATI (Allegheny Ludlum) as an employer in our community and took ...

Arnold’s garbage

By Tribune-Review
Re. the Dec. 10 article “Officials say public works crews ‘chasing garbage’”: I am appalled at the actions of Arnold Mayor Larry Milito and most of council. Councilwoman Karen Peconi is trying to do the right thing. The garbage situation in ...

Protesters not law-abiding

By Tribune-Review
Protesting is fine as long as it’s law-abiding and peaceful. What is being displayed by protesters recently throughout many cities is not law-abiding. Someone please tell me: Since when can protesters block streets or highways legally? I listen to what ...

Right on race

By Tribune-Review
To Salena Zito: I read your column “Approach race one person at a time” on the RealClearPolitics website. It’s beautiful and your experience is similar to my family’s. Your dad had the same good approach that mine had in the ...

Incumbents’ edge?

By Tribune-Review
Having read and enjoyed Eric Heyl’s column “Heyl: Lawmakers put credulity in jeopardy”, I thought that it might have included the following question and answer. Q: What might it be that drives the retention rate — I believe it is ...

Interrogations

By Tribune-Review
Bleeding hearts upset over the interrogations of terrorists, please take note: These things have occurred for centuries and not only in time of declared war. What do people think happens to our POWs? And don’t forget about the recent beheadings. These people’s ...

Leechburg lip dub

By Tribune-Review
Congrats to Leechburg High School for winning first place win in the Trib Total Media Lip Dub Contest. Kudos to the students who worked together to produce the winning video. The video production club is a fabulous creative outlet ...

PNC: New roles for helpers

By Tribune-Review
The Business story “300 PNC branches to become tellerless” erroneously communicates that people are immaterial to our retail banking strategy. That is patently false. We will always have people in the branches to help customers cash a check or make ...

Wanted: Chief assessor

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny County’s administrative code (5-209-05) requires the chief assessment officer to have professional credentials. The person responsible for supervision of the assessors must have a Pennsylvania general appraiser’s certification with 10 years’ experience or the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation from ...

A buck to pass?

By Tribune-Review
Gov. Tom Corbett celebrated every year of his tenure with a balanced budget. How can this be true if there will be a shortfall of up to $2.5 billion next year? After four years in office, it was still the ...

Charge, don’t fine

By Tribune-Review
I’m writing in regard to the St. Louis Rams’ players “statement” on the Ferguson controversy. Regardless of the discussion about whether to fine or otherwise discipline the players, what they did, in essence, was to stage their own free commercial ...

Library funds

By Tribune-Review
I am writing this letter on behalf of the people who make the Springdale Library a part of our everyday lives. When the library tax was enacted this year, there was no question as to how the money generated was to ...

Wrong on immigration I

By Tribune-Review
Front and center is the president once again with another controversial act. Naturally, there are many who argue that the immigration system is broken and he did promise to do something. I find it funny that he is doing ...

Wrong on immigration II

By Tribune-Review
President Obama’s recent executive action that will grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens was simply a temper tantrum in reaction to the Republicans’ victory on Nov. 4. Obama’s motive on immigration is to get as many illegals as possible ...

Cameras not the answer

By Tribune-Review
I like my president. I like it that we’ve had 66 consecutive months of economic growth with unemployment at the lowest level in six years. I like it that the stock market is soaring and corporate profits are at all-time ...

Report reactions I

By Tribune-Review
The editorial “At what cost?” wonders aloud about the political motives of the report on CIA interrogations. Consider the cost of ignoring the issue. The Church Committee report on government intelligence activities faced the same criticisms in 1975. Would you put ...

Report reactions II

By Tribune-Review
I am disappointed that the Trib published The Washington Post story “Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn’t work”, which did not mention that this report was the work of only the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is ...

Report reactions III

By Tribune-Review
OK — so we made some guys go naked, put them in a small box, poured water on their faces through a towel. Well, boohoo. Sure beats being beheaded. Blanche Huckestein West Deer ...