Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mary Cease and reefer sanity

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – With luck and justice, Mary Cease, of Clymer, soon may win her lawsuit against the Indiana County Housing Authority for denying her federal housing assistance because she has a prescription for medical marijuana. … Continue reading

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Toward a more tolerant IUPatty’s

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Five years ago this month, IUPatty’s made its reputation as a “yearly bacchanalian bash” when hundreds of young people in Kelly green T-shirts rioted on South Seventh Street. Video captured the mayhem. Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Think global (Green New Deal). Act local (sustainability)

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — On Friday, students worldwide (and nationwide) skipped school to protest inaction on climate change by grownups. In Indiana, Pa., students and teachers had a scheduled day off. Protesters elsewhere were moved in part … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week and the case of the purloined Punxsy panties

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – At the advent of Sunshine Week, a former Media Law & Ethics student emailed to ask about a March 5 news item published in ExploreJefferson.com, a local news website serving the student’s hometown … Continue reading

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Burrell’s bike-path bugaboo

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Burrell Township supervisors last month took another swipe at a proposed bike path and bridge across their turf. Supervisor Dan Shacreaw spoke for the three-member board and against supporters of the proposal: “We … Continue reading

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