Americans should be deeply concerned about our “sick-care” health system. The system is designed to withhold the best medicines, medical devices, and operations until their health deteriorates, and then belatedly, rescue care is offered.

A group of local residents is hopeful that the idea of a park for skateboarders, rollerbladers and riders of scooters and BMX bikes is gaining momentum.

It was great to see the level of support shown Sunday afternoon at the Back the Blue Rally in downtown Cumberland, a local counterpoint to protests against police in other cities across America.

President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency.

A few of the nursing homes in the area have found themselves in a rather ignominious position this week after winding up on the list of the Maryland Department of Heath’s bottom 10 of staff with at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19.

Each week the Times-News features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

The free money movement, brought on largely by the COVID-19 pandemic, is in its infancy and despite that is already having wide-ranging impacts on our daily lives. Whether it grows or withers is anyone’s guess at the moment.

It was 31 years ago Monday when then President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act into law, which had first been drafted by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House in 1988. Of the 665 enacted laws by the 101st United States Congress, the ADA is one…

With the delta variant lurking and COVID-19 cases rising, the doctors at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber reached out to The Tribune-Democrat with a plea to the community: If you haven't gotten a vaccine, please do so – soon.

Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands had hot, humid weather contrasted with a few pleasantly cool days in July. Besides the sound of chirping crickets, will the final month of meteorological summer dish out pleasant mountain temperatures and refreshing showers or will Mother Nature pre…

It was with a measure of sentimentality that we ran a photo on our front page last week showing demolition of the old John Blue Bridge, which carried traffic over the South Branch Potomac River near Springfield, West Virginia, for more than eight decades.

In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is asked: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” He answers: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” But the second admonition, Jesus adds, “is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor …

DEAR DR. FOX: Back around 1970, I was working with Ralston Purina as a communications consultant. If I remember correctly, we interviewed you, and you shared a theory about visualization as a way for a pet owner to communicate with her/his dog. Does this sound right? I want to share your ide…

When I was about 10 years old, I had a big, full-color map of our solar system that I used to plot imaginary courses through space.

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