Governor offers to let school districts count hours, not days after Stella

Governor offers to let school districts count hours, not days after Stella

At first blush, the news sounded pretty good: Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the state will “provide schools in Northeast Pennsylvania that w...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Barletta, Trump reach compromise on health care bill

Barletta, Trump reach compromise on health care bill

WILKES-BARRE — Following a meeting Tuesday night with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said he will no...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf this week reacted strongly to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying it will harm communities acros...

March 18th, 2017 |  


Paul Roberts announces candidacy for Kingston mayor

KINGSTON — District Judge Paul Roberts has announced he is stepping down from the bench and running to be mayor of Kingston.Longtime Kingston Ma...

March 1st, 2017 |  


At least 12 confirm they are running for Luzerne County Council

At least 12 confirm they are running for Luzerne County Council

At least a dozen Luzerne County residents have confirmed they are running for county council in the May 16 primary, including two incumbents.Five of 1...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Legislators: ‘Compromise and change’ needed to pass state budget

Legislators: ‘Compromise and change’ needed to pass state budget

WILKES-BARRE — Local state legislators are using terms like “compromise” and “change” when talking about passing a state...

February 6th, 2017 updated: February 7th, 2017. |  


Concert to run for Swoyersville mayor after two-year appointment to seat

Concert to run for Swoyersville mayor after two-year appointment to seat

SWOYERSVILLE — Mayor Chris Concert announced on Sunday that he would be seeking to retain the seat of mayor in the upcoming election, having bee...

January 29th, 2017 |  


Barletta can’t wait to see Trump in office

Barletta can’t wait to see Trump in office

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta had a dentist’s appointment Wednesday, so it should be even easier to notice Barletta smiling in the...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 20th, 2017. |  


PGC set to vote on allowing semi-automatic rifles for hunting

PGC set to vote on allowing semi-automatic rifles for hunting

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expected to vote on a measure to allow semi-automatic rifles to be used in several hunting seasons, including deer...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


Barletta decides to remain in Congress, passes on labor secretary post

Barletta decides to remain in Congress, passes on labor secretary post

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta has decided to remain in Congress and decline the position of labor secretary in the Cabinet of President-elect Donald Trump.Ba...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |