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Today's Opinions

  • School choice unites, empowers

    What agenda could possibly unite these political odd couples – Liberal Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Conservative Republican Sens. Ted Cruz. Newt Gingrich and Al Sharpton? Support for the rapidly expanding world of education options.

    As we just celebrated during National School Choice Week, each of these leaders is part of a bi-partisan groundswell of advocates for evidence-based school choice programs, both public and private.

  • MLK parade a success

    The inaugural “I Have a Dream” parade and ceremony in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was truly a memorable day for Lancaster. With more than 45 entries participating in the parade, as well as an estimated 200 in attendance for the ceremony, folks braved the cold to come out and honor a great leader.

  • Gavarrete family grateful for opportunities in county

    I want to express my gratitude and thanks for the support and love that you have shown me. Thank you for the opportunity of allowing me to live and work in Lancaster for 15 years.

    My name is Jose Gavarrete. I was born in 1978. I am the sixth child in a family of 10. My father was executed by the armed forces in the mountains of Honduras in March 1983 and to this day we do not know the truth of the case.

  • Seeking the heart of God

    In Luke 15, when flagrant sinners came to Jesus to hear his teaching, he was severely criticized by the religious leaders of his day.

    In response, Jesus taught three parables that reveal the seeking heart of God.

    The first parable was about a lost sheep. Its shepherd left his flock to look for it, and when he found it, he carried it back on his shoulders, rejoicing. He then called his friends and neighbors to rejoice with him over his discovery.

  • Nitpicking will only divide us

    I am writing in response to David Whiting’s letter, “It’s time to take back the South,” published in the Jan. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. There isn’t anything wrong with driving children to school. This is part of our freedom. We have a choice.

    Your opinions are yours. The South has never been taken away from Southerners. It’s here where it always was – it never moved.

  • County’s No. 1 priority should be jobs

    I enjoyed J.R. Wilt’s comments in his guest column, “What we should be doing,” regarding upscale retailers and housing in the Jan. 24 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Having worked for 50 years in retail management, I can tell you he is right on regarding his retail comments.

    I can also tell you that one of the best places we have lived in the past put in a 2-acre minimum to stop the uncontrolled growth.

  • Uncontrolled development hurts schools

    The problem is essentially that Lancaster County can approve new housing faster than the school system can raise money to build new schools.

    The morning of Jan. 13, Lancaster County School District and county officials met to discuss how uncontrolled development, particularly in Indian Land, is harming the Lancaster County school system.

    Reece Murphy wrote an excellent story in the Jan. 22 Carolina Gateway on the official version of what took place at that meeting. Essentially, the parties agreed to meet periodically and talk about the situation.

  • True facts about ACA frightening

    Michael Jedson’s response, “It’s time to separate fact from fiction about ACA,” to my and W.B. Evan’s articles sought to separate fact from fiction.

    Jedson began with Mr. Evan’s article and suggest that it is Mr.Evan’s fault for not being able to afford the huge co-pay for drug coverage. But the fact is, the ACA is supposed to be the “affordable” care act.