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Letter to the Editor: Military Recruiter Bill Merely Brings Law Into 21st Century

I want to respond to Timothy Runkle’s letter (“Should Military Recruiters Pitch to High School Sophomores?”, Advocate, Feb. 21) regarding House Bill 239, legislation proposed by my colleague Harry Readshaw, a Pittsburgh Democrat. I have chosen to co-sponsor Rep. Readshaw’s bill because it merely aims to bring Pennsylvania’s cyber, charter and other types of schools […]

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Letter to the Editor: Should Military Recruiters Pitch To High School Sophomores?

Is House Bill 239 a sign of things to come? State Rep. Dave Hickernell recently sponsored House Bill 239, which would increase access of the armed services recruiters from the current senior year students to sophomore year students. Thus increasing the length of solicitation for enrollment in the armed services from one to three years. I do […]

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Guest Column: Slavery Still Exists in America; Here’s How to Prevent It

By CAROLYN ULSH and CARISSA HORST When most people think of slavery, they think of field and house slaves from before the Civil War. They don’t realize that slavery still exists in America, even here in Lancaster County. It just has a different, more vague name: human trafficking. Human trafficking is slavery. It isn’t as […]

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Letter to the Editor: Kamala Harris Should Find ‘Joy’ Without Marijuana

In a televised interview Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stated that marijuana should be legalized in the United States, for the purpose of “joy”! She said we need “joy” in our lives. Is “joy” smelling like marijuana? Is “joy” keeping marijuana out of the hands of children and teens? Is “joy” the high driver who causes automobile […]

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