Opioid overdose antidote will not solve drug problems

Heroin is all over the news lately. From a rash of overdoses locally due to a batch dubbed “TheraFlu” earlier this year, to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosing in New York City, and countless area burglaries to feed habits, it seems that we can’t turn on the news, browse...

Rocco’s Law great example of government seeing past party lines

When Pittsburgh Police canine officer Rocco died after suffering stab wounds in the line of duty in late January, area government officials were quick to draw up “Rocco’s Law,” a proposed bill that would amend Pennsylvania’s Dog Law to increase penalties for the...

CVS made the right move in banning tobacco products

There’s really no way around it – smoking is a filthy, disgusting habit. It causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and a slew of other health issues. Not to mention the smell – oh, the horrible, horrible smell. It sticks to clothing, furniture, walls – really...


Education in fire and electrical safety is key

Early childhood education is constantly evolving. Educational programming is becoming more sophisticated and prolific, and numerous phone and tablet apps are readily available to educate children. However, as they learn about subjects that belie their age and become increasingly tech savvy,...

Texting insensitive to families

Can you imagine the nation’s uproar if during World War II someone would text: “We regret to inform you, but your son John Doe has been killed in action” or worse yet – “Your son John Doe is considered missing in action.”

Mt. Lebanon assessments grossly unfair

The Almanac printed a letter from Michael Suley in the March 19, 2014, edition, telling us how unfair one aspect of the current assessment and township policy of Mt. Lebanon is. I say one aspect, because there are several more that are even more grossly unfair, and which demonstrate the...

Air quality a concern

As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, I am concerned about the air quality in Pittsburgh and what it will mean for my generation and those to come if something isn’t done to address the problem.

Lebo reassessment proposal pits neighbor against neighbor

The Mt. Lebanon Commissioners recently voted (3-2) to raise taxes on anyone who bought a home in the municipality. This is a practice that was discontinued years ago when property homebuyers complained about being unfairly singled out for the crime of buying a home. This practice is frowned upon...

Keep e-cigarettes away from kids

Electronic cigarettes could be a “gateway” that introduces youth to smoking.

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