Letter to the Editor: Urge women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to run for public office

Letter to the Editor: Urge women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to run for public office

Women are not equally represented in American governance.According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, women account ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

As a new school year approaches, let’s commit as a community to keeping as many of our students in class for as many school days as possible ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: I’ll chance a Trump presidency rather than pick opponent and face God’s wrath

Letter to the Editor: I’ll chance a Trump presidency rather than pick opponent and face God’s wrath

William Levinson’s recent letter to the editor (“Cause to not back Clinton,” Aug. 20) met his usual standard of excellence. However,...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre’s diversity effort will dilute quality of job applicants for city posts

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre’s diversity effort will dilute quality of job applicants for city posts

Diversify hiring in the city? I know where this is headed!The test will change to make it easier for minorities. In other words, “lower the stan...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Floss your teeth, regardless of whatever gunk you have heard

Letter to the Editor: Floss your teeth, regardless of whatever gunk you have heard

Recent news reports have raised questions about the benefits of flossing.The Associated Press investigated the age-old recommendation to floss as well...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Hillary Clinton’s ‘serious deficiencies’ not to be overlooked

Letter to the Editor: Hillary Clinton’s ‘serious deficiencies’ not to be overlooked

Paul Krugman’s commentary “Shame on GOP apologists” (Aug. 8) depicts Donald Trump’s supporters as “despicable,” bu...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: EpiPen’s soaring price leaves some buyers feeling sick

Our Opinion: EpiPen’s soaring price leaves some buyers feeling sick

Disturbingly, the biggest back-to-school expense for certain area families this season might not be new clothes or even a laptop computer, but rather ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Attorney general nominee Bruce Beemer can’t measure up to predecessor’s (low) standard

Letter to the Editor: Attorney general nominee Bruce Beemer can’t measure up to predecessor’s (low) standard

So Gov. Tom Wolf wants to replace ex-Attorney General Kathleen Kane with Bruce Beemer.I object. Beemer is second-string, part of the jayvee team.As a ...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


State Sen. Jim Brewster: State trooper retirements pose public safety challenge for Pennsylvania

State Sen. Jim Brewster: State trooper retirements pose public safety challenge for Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has posted bright flags warning of a potentially devastating trooper retirement tsunami looming just over ...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Campus diversity can benefit college students who don’t shy from new faces

Our Opinion: Campus diversity can benefit college students who don’t shy from new faces

Acquaint yourself with somebody new, someone who looks nothing like you.It’s not a dare.Rather, it’s good advice for all of us, but especi...

August 23rd, 2016 |