Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pennsylvania's proposed package of 23 new child abuse laws is creating confusion.

The laws went into effect this year, but few seem to understand the scope and specifics of the overhaul, something made apparent at a recent session on the topic.

Apparently, the laws are still being tweaked.

"Still a very fluid process," is how state Rep. Doyle Heffley described the situation.

Causing additional confusion is a new requirement that adult volunteers working with children must have a background check through the Pennsylvania State Police.

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,

An open letter to Susan Stamper Brown, "recovering political pundit from Alaska," whose "Open letter to Obama" ran in the May 26 Times News.

Really, Ms. Stamper Brown, is that the best you can do? Obama's agenda is "socialistic," and he's not a Christian because he supports same-sex marriage? The increasing class differences are his fault? His mentors are Bill Ayers and Pastor Jeremiah Wright?