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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Let’s all pray for Mayor Howard

    I am writing this letter for myself and all other citizens of Lancaster, to express the thoughts and prayers that are in all our hearts regarding Mayor John Howard.
    We all know John’s illness is taking a toll on him. I am asking each citizen to add their own private prayers on behalf of John, asking God to watch over him and help him recover from this illness.
    Thank you.

    Charlie Seng
    Lancaster

  • Column: Luckovich cartoons go too far

    I am disappointed in The Lancaster News for publishing some disrespectful cartoons by Mike Luckovich. I realize this man is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is nationally renowned, but that doesn’t excuse him for crossing the boundary of common decency.
    I’ve research hundreds of his cartoons and found that he predominantly attacks Republicans, Christians and especially the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.

  • Commentary: Memo no vindication for president
  • Column: Not all details can be released quickly in homicides

    Editor’s note: This is the chief’s response to reporter Hannah Strong’s column in Friday’s paper complaining about how long it took police to release information about the killing of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.

    “Hey, have you read the paper this morning?” “No, not yet,” I respond.
    It had been a busy night/morning. I pull my phone out and hit the bookmark. Well, there it is.... I read the column. I don’t know whether to laugh or cuss, so I do both.

  • Column: Let’s pause and honor our devoted law officers

    We celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Jan. 9. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public-safety officers.
    A much more sobering reminder came just one week later, on Jan. 16 when a York County sheriff’s detective was slain while pursuing an armed domestic-violence suspect. Mike Doty, 37, was laid to rest the following Monday. Three other officers were wounded by gunfire during the pursuit but are recovering.

  • Letter: Let’s celebrate progress, plan future

    Since we were first brought to these shores, African-Americans have played a vital role in the history of our nation. There have been incredibly hard times, and there have been giant steps forward.
    Black History Month is no longer simply about where we have been, but also to remind ourselves of where we can go in the future.
    We stand on the shoulders of giants, not just Dr. King or Rosa Parks, but the Friendship Nine, Jo Ann Robinson, and Mary Moultrie as well. In the darkest  times, they taught us all what it truly means to be an American.

  • Letter: Logic questioned on banning guns

    Every time someone is shot and killed, there is a hue and cry to ban guns. But no one ever says anything about banning liquor when someone is killed by a drunk driver.
    On another matter, if they are convicted, the parents of the 13 children tortured in California should be lined up before a firing squad and eliminated.

    Lou Nicholson
    Lancaster

  • Column: Outreach Project thanks supporters for helping foster kids, many others

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County DSS want to thank our many community supporters for all they did to make 2017 a success.

    It was quite a year. We feel lucky to have so many new partnerships, new opportunities to impact the community, new ideas implemented and donations received.

    Here are some of the year’s highlights.