Op-Ed: Does the trade deficit matter? | Opinion

A few recent headlines have passed without much attention. The first, our national debt has reached $30 trillionand the second the trade deficit for 2021 hit a record $859.1 billion. Both received scarce attention because of the American people becoming numb to a massive national debt and trade deficit. Policymakers have ignored both issues. This … Read more

Blast from the past: Outdoor swim lessons return to S. Okanagan | News

Outdoor swimming lessons are making a comeback in the South Okanagan. While generations of Okanagan residents learned to swim in local lakes, in more recent decades lessons have largely shifted to the relative comfort and safety of indoor pools. Now a Penticton company is bucking that trend by taking its programs back to local lakes … Read more

Editorial by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Lessons for Pennsylvania drug laws from Oregon, Portugal | Editorials

Fourteen Pennsylvania counties are currently part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI), a program launched by Attorney General Josh Shapiro that empowers law to guide drug offenders toward treatment for their addiction, rather than into the criminal justice system. It’s a common-sense policy that increases the tools available to law enforcement, keeps some people … Read more

Lessons for Pa. on drug laws | Opinion

Fourteen Pennsylvania counties are currently part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI), a program launched by Attorney General Josh Shapiro that empowers law to guide drug offenders toward treatment for their addiction, rather than into the criminal justice system. It’s a common-sense policy that increases the tools available to law enforcement, keeps some people … Read more

Legacy Institute: Preparing Black Youth for a Post-COVID World | Covid 19

For years now, Terran Rome has grappled with a consistent fear. “Man, our people are last on every important list.” That fear went into overdrive in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck the globe. “We’re already behind and this is really going to hurt us more,” Rome said. It took almost a year, but Rome … Read more

Lessons for Pennsylvania drug laws from Oregon, Portugal |

Fourteen Pennsylvania counties are currently part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI), a program launched by Attorney General Josh Shapiro that empowers law to guide drug offenders toward treatment for their addiction, rather than into the criminal justice system. Clearfield County is one of the 14 participating counties. It’s a common-sense policy that increases … Read more

Students get lessons in real estate as rents skyrocket | Nation

TAMPA, Fla. — “I wish they’d taught me that in school.” It’s a line Realtor Kella McCaskill has heard a lot from people in her community when talking about housing. From mortgage agreements to down-payment assistance, to rent-to-buy options and savings plans, McCaskill said many people, especially those without a parent to turn to as … Read more

Eager home buyers are offering Spanish lessons and cash |

After dozens of showings and 22 offers in one day, a Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse left the market after two days. The house was listed at $175,000 — a popular price point. The winning bidder will pay more than $210,000. Besides paying above asking price, some buyers continue to waive home inspections. Others are offering quick … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | Main Street

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | News

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more