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Encourage the shot, not the mask

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA — A pandemic wave or two ago, restaurant closings were a news staple. Eateries failing, the story went, meant local economies tanking. Scofflaw restaurateurs defied state government orders to shut down during a peak … Continue reading

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Masking fact, masking opinion

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – On Monday, July 19, citizens gathered at East Pike Elementary School to rehash the Indiana Area School District board’s narrow July 12 vote to mandate masks in all school buildings come fall. Anti-maskers … Continue reading

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Masking debate continues at IASD meeting

INDIANA — On Monday evening, the Indiana Area School District Board of Directors convened a committee meeting to hear public comments on a week-old masking mandate for district buildings, and on other district business. Few wore masks. About 30 citizens … Continue reading

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IUP No. 2 talks the talk on retrenchment

 A review By David Loomis INDIANA – On Jan. 29, 2013, soon after he took over as IUP provost and vice president for academic affairs, Timothy S. Moerland spoke to the University Senate in Eberly Auditorium. It was mainly a … Continue reading

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Covid resistance on a flight out of Latrobe

A pandemic travelogue By Robert G. Bonnet AMBROSE — My wife and I recently decided the coast was clear enough of the coronavirus to take a trip to a North Carolina beach. We figured it was worth the risk of … Continue reading

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Sen. Pittman’s ride with the racehorses

 An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — At an April 8 state budget hearing in Harrisburg, Sen. Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, aimed a barb at Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding over revenues for the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund: “I … Continue reading

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Deer hunting in White’s Woods? Not so fast

An opinion By Sara King INDIANA — There is much to consider about the plan to bow hunt in the White’s Woods Nature Center that was approved by the White Township Board of Supervisors at its June 23 meeting. Already … Continue reading

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Tales of retaliation and retrenchment at IUP

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Among a reported 15 percent of full-time instructors retrenched, retired or resigned at Indiana University of Pennsylvania since Halloween Eve are two attorneys on the business-school faculty. Until their layoffs earlier this month, Brion … Continue reading

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A ‘deafening silence’ on PA higher-ed funding

Last week, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education officials held four public hearings on a controversial proposal to merge six of the system’s 14 campuses. The public comments were almost unanimously negative. One of the commenters on Thursday was Indiana … Continue reading

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RGGI represents Indiana County’s future

Indiana University of Pennsylvania climate scientist Jonathan P. Warnock, Ph.D., directed the following remarks to state lawmakers on Thursday during a conference call hosted by the Clean Power PA Coalition. The remarks have been adapted here for print. By Jonathan … Continue reading

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