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The disastrous disaster-declaration changes

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – In Pennsylvania’s May 18 municipal primary elections, only registered partisans can cast ballots for candidates.  But every voter – Democrat, Republican, No Affiliation, Other – can vote on four statewide ballot questions.  Two … Continue reading

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Burrell’s bike-path roadblock

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — What’s it take to get a grown-up back on a bicycle? For millions, it takes a pandemic. Since its spread a year ago, Covid-19 has spawned a boom in bicycling. The pandemic has … Continue reading

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IUP ‘shell game’: lives upended, speech curtailed

An opinion The following letter by Indiana University of Pennsylvania English professor John L. Marsden, Ph.D., was addressed to top administrators and faculty union leaders and emailed to faculty members at IUP on May 5. By John L. Marsden INDIANA … Continue reading

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The campaign for county court judge

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Warning! writes the head of the local Republican Party: One of the candidates in this month’s primary election to fill a vacancy on the county court bench is — a Democrat! That may … Continue reading

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Indiana County’s Covid direction

Coronavirus diary: an opinion By Ron Riley INDIANA — The Covid-19 message at Wednesday’s meeting of the Indiana County commissioners was a mix of some important information and a misleading message. It was important to hear county Commissioner Sherene Hess … Continue reading

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White’s Woods report: commendations, recommendations

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – It was a happy Earth Day for Friends of White’s Woods, the local advocacy group founded to preserve and protect the 245-acre community forest straddling White Township and Indiana Borough. A state agency … Continue reading

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Indiana County job prospects: ‘bubble up,’ trickle-down

Economic development By David Loomis INDIANA – There go another 43 union jobs in Indiana County. The half-century-old, coal-fueled power plant in Homer City, majority-owned by multinational conglomerate General Electric Co., on Thursday announced it will lay off 16.5% of … Continue reading

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The rise and retrenchment of IUP (II) Editor’s note: In a December article in The HawkEye, Dr. Radell documented why Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s gradual cutbacks during the 2010s should have made unnecessary the radical retrenchment announced on Oct. 30. … Continue reading

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County commissioners, Covid-19: a year in review

An analysis By Ron Riley INDIANA – March 25 marked a year since Indiana County recorded its first Covid-19 case. Three weeks later, the county’s first Covid death had been confirmed. How did the county manage the pandemic’s first year? … Continue reading

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White Township supervisors ‘disconnect’

Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – White Township supervisors may be innocent of the reported technical difficulties that killed the teleconference feed of their March 24 evening meeting. “Initially there was an internet connection and then a disconnect,” wrote township … Continue reading

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