As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 11 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Ever since the 1700s, most political offices in the United States have been held by men at both the state and federal levels.
However, all across America today, Americans are seeing a surge of women running for political offices.
Just recently, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she is running for New York governor.
According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University website, approximately 708 women have filed to run in 2018, for either U.S. Congress or in statewide elections.
In the aftermath of tragic events, I tend to feel very helpless and small. Even though my every day is jam-packed with activities that serve to improve the quality of life for others, I feel as if I somehow failed. It sounds a bit ridiculous because I could never directly make a difference for every single person out there, especially those who live far away and have no connection to me. Yet, I tend to think globally and wonder what I could have done to create a different outcome.
Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a phenomenon many of us have never seen before is occurring before our eyes.
Students have become empowered and have successfully rallied peers, parents and grandparents to help find a solution to school shootings.
It’s been a big week in space, so to speak.
An American astronaut was found to have altered his genes through space travel, the science and space savvy the world over celebrated the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and a luminary scientist left us for worlds unknown.
Not that earthbound news did not keep headline readers and writers busy.
I’m one happy Gap customer. Not only do the company’s jeans fit me well, its ad posted online featuring a mother breast-feeding her child made me especially happy and proud.
During a recent photo shoot, Adaora Akubilo, the model in the photo, paused a moment during the shoot to breast-feed her son Arinze, who got hungry while she was working. The mother and son moment was posted on Instagram Feb. 22 with two photos and the hashtag #LoveByGapBody.
Some of the comments to the photos posted on Gap’s Instagram page include:
Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week.
This appropriately named week, organized 13 years ago by The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, helps all of us realize the importance of what freedom of information truly means.
Information belongs in the hands of the people, and officials of government should never shield the public from this constitutional right.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, announced March 2 he will exit the race for congress in the new 7th District created by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“When the Supreme Court threw the congressional elections into upheaval through its overreach and activism, I was approached by residents of all parties from my state House district to circulate nominating petitions for that office,” Mackenzie stated. “I did that and have now officially filed for state representative. I feel an obligation to answer the request of the people I serve and focus on re-election to the state House.”
You may know him as No. 26 — Saquon Barkley, the standout running back for Penn State’s Nittany Lions.
Here in the Whitehall-Coplay area, we know him simply as Sa-Sa, a Coplay resident and 2015 Whitehall High School graduate.
You might have seen him in the new Nike commercial, sporting the new Vapor Untouchable 3 football cleat.
You might have seen him in the Combine coverage on the NFL Network or videos on Twitter, running a 40-yard dash in just 4.41 seconds, putting up 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and logging a 41-inch vertical.
In today’s world, it is so easy to focus on the negatives and only look at the unfortunate events.
I personally choose to look past the sadness and heartbreak for the little glimmer of hope and goodness that always follows a tragedy.
The dance world is a tight-knit community. This was made especially clear after the tragic shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Dancers from all around the world came together after the shooting to honor the life and memory of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the victims.