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Inaugural Address of Gov. Tom Wolf

Following is a transcript of Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural address, which he gave Tuesday, Jan. 15. An abridged version appears on the opinion page of the Jan. 17 issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate; there was not enough room in the print edition for the full transcript. Thank you! First – always first – I want […]

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Letter to the Editor: Hypocrisy Exists All Over, Not Just in One Party

I must respond to the letter concerning Democrats and possible hypocrisy (“Democrats Believed Kavanaugh’s Accusers, Not Bill Clinton’s,” Advocate, Dec. 13). Hypocrisy is not confined to one political party or people. Coupled with a desire for power, the temptation to paint an opponent in the most negative light while posing as a paragon of virtue […]

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Guest Opinion: How Pa. Schools Charted New Course in Education Policy

By PEDRO RIVERA The major educational initiatives that were launched in 2018 underscore Gov. Tom Wolf’s commitment to a more holistic approach for evaluating student and school success. This approach relies less on test scores and focuses more on developing the skills students need to be college-, career-, and communityready. The state Department of Education […]

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Letter to the Editor: State Should Pay Same Amount Per Pupil All Over Pennsylvania

I am going to start with my understanding of public education. Education is a function of the state. Local school board members are state officers. The state grants some control to local communities and the state funding is to equalize educational opportunities. The equalization has to do with state subsidies to local districts. In my […]

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Letter to the Editor: Letting Big Cities Write Their Own Gun Laws Is a Dumb Idea

About the editorial by the Philadelphia Inquirer (“Pennsylvania Should Let Big Cities Write Local Gun Laws,” Advocate, Dec. 27): What a stupid, stupid, stupid idea from another stupid politician. So you have a legal concealed carry permit and you drive through a gun hating city and they wrote a law forbidding concealed carry, you’re a […]

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Letter to the Editor: Today’s Leaders Can Learn From Constitution’s Framers

I recently visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The park ranger explained how delegates from 13 colonies met to amend the Articles of Confederation but instead wrote our Constitution. There was a large amount of discussion and discourse. Large colonies versus small Colonies. Northern versus Southern colonies. Those that favored a strong, central government versus the statesrights […]

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