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EDITORIAL: Full circle on Paris

11/16/2015 02:54 PM EST
The distance between peace and terror on Friday seemed about as far as the distance from Pennsylvania to Paris. 
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OP-ED: Vets go from war to welfare
11/13/2015 03:23 PM EST - Vets go from war to welfare When American soldiers return home from war with disabilities, they often suffer twice — first from their combat injuries, next from the humiliation of government dependency. Full Story

OP-ED: Has political correctness gotten out of control on campus?
11/13/2015 03:23 PM EST - America's attention shifted back to Missouri this week — not to Ferguson but to the University of Missouri, where students protesting recent incidents of racism forced the resignation of the university president. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Thanking vets goes beyond words
11/11/2015 12:48 PM EST - "Thank you for your service" is a refrain meant to express the appreciation we feel for our veterans. Full Story

OP-ED: We should transform caregiving for National Family Caregiver Month
11/11/2015 12:32 PM EST - Transform caregiving for National Family Caregiver Month The best way to honor family caregivers during National Family Caregiver Month, being celebrated this month, is to drastically reduce the need for them. Full Story

OP-ED: WellSpan doing the right thing for patients, community
11/11/2015 07:24 AM EST - In its Nov. 2 editorial about the open-heart surgery patients at WellSpan York Hospital who have developed a rare postoperative infection, The York Dispatch called on WellSpan Health to do right by these patients — and we couldn't agree more. Full Story

EDITORIAL: A scary 'what if?'
11/10/2015 11:03 AM EST - The views of the American public just might be evolving. It seems that the younger people are, the more likely they are to say that people have evolved over time, according to the Pew Research Center. Full Story

OP-ED: Why marijuana should remain illegal
11/10/2015 11:01 AM EST - Why marijuana should remain illegal Pro-marijuana forces will spend millions over the next year to convince voters in Arizona, California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine to completely legalize marijuana. Full Story

OP-ED: Flag-waving's not enough for our veterans
11/10/2015 11:00 AM EST - This week, on Wednesday, Americans will pause to pay tribute to the men and women of our nation's armed services, those who fought to preserve and propagate the ideals and values we all cherish. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Casting the first chunk of asphalt
11/09/2015 11:16 AM EST - Last week's headlines demonstrate the dichotomy of York City as it's taken by an undeniable momentum toward revitalization. Full Story

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'Spotlight' tops Gotham Independent Film Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The investigative journalism procedural "Spotlight" won best feature at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, landing the first of what could be a string of awards for Tom McCarthy's acclaimed newsroom drama. Full Story