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Our Opinion: Can Irem Temple become rallying point in Wyoming Valley – and beyond?

Our Opinion: Can Irem Temple become rallying point in Wyoming Valley – and beyond?

Would it be a good idea to … … mount a campaign in 2016 to preserve Wilkes-Barre’s Irem Temple mosque? …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Ed Zygmunt: Warming planet puts familiar Pennsylvania species in peril

Ed Zygmunt: Warming planet puts familiar Pennsylvania species in peril

Many Pennsylvanians remain blissfully unaware that every decade for the past 40 years has been warmer than the previous decade. …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Newspaper key to helping students become more involved in community

I have a suggestion to improve our area, as I would like to get our young people more involved in …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Republicans facing last best chance to reclaim White House

If a Republican is not elected this year for president, then there will never be a Republican president again. All …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Zeroing In: Army vet John Nolan and his faithful companion are back home in Shavertown

Zeroing In: Army vet John Nolan and his faithful companion are back home in Shavertown

This is the story of a man and his best friend, a friend he credits with saving his life. Without …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Consumer Watchdog: Customer getting hot about waiting for furnace

Consumer Watchdog: Customer getting hot about waiting for furnace

If you’re a homeowner, chances are, at some point, you’re going to hire someone to perform repairs on or make …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Hunt for Luzerne County’s next manager requires utmost professionalism – and a little luck

Do you have a bachelor’s degree and a desire to earn a six-figure salary? Apply to be Luzerne County’s next …

February 6th, 2016 |  

State Rep. Mike Turzai: Gov. Wolf’s spending plans sap too much money from your pocket

State Rep. Mike Turzai: Gov. Wolf’s spending plans sap too much money from your pocket

Three fiscally responsible budgets for 2015-16 were placed on the governor’s desk, none requiring increases in personal income tax or …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Nothing sporting about coyote hunts, especially when they involve cash prizes

Every year in the Sports section of the newspaper there are articles and pictures of the Tunkhannock Coyote Hunt that …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Tell state lawmakers to oppose new taxes on gas and oil industry

With no budget for 2015, the governor will deliver his state budget proposal for 2016 in a few days. Yes, …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Which candidate will be our Dudley Do-Right?

I think some politicians would make great cartoon characters. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, would be a great …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Vote to end life support for nation’s entitlement class

Whether you are a hardworking registered voter of either party, you should brace yourself for more of the same with …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Our feud with Punxsutawney Phil thawing

Our Opinion: Our feud with Punxsutawney Phil thawing

Diamonds to Punxsutawney Phil, for finally seeing things our way. The state’s most famous you-know-what supposedly couldn’t spot his shadow …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: End ‘farce’ of insurance claims that benefit few at expense of many

When an insured person with a life insurance policy dies, the proceeds of that policy are paid to the beneficiary …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Thomas Tigue’s drive was apparent to those fortunate enough to cross his path

Much will be written (and spoken) about the exemplary life of the late Thomas M. Tigue, and that’s as it …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Rocky start to Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George’s tenure, but he can recover

Our Opinion: Rocky start to Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George’s tenure, but he can recover

Tony George pledged to bring law and order as Wilkes-Barre’s mayor, but his first few weeks in office have been …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Elephant training by bullhook not acceptable, no matter what circus says

“Methinks thou dost protest too much,” Shakespeare wrote, meaning that someone who is overly persistent about something is probably at …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: What happened to our god-fearing nation?

The pro-life march at our nation’s capital on Jan. 22 was held once again this year and thousands participated, much …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Circus fan encourages consideration of ‘facts’ on animal care

I have read the comments posted to a recent commentary (“Ringling Bros.’ animals are well cared for, despite columnist’s ‘unsupported’ …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Life Deconstructed: In the throws of high school wrestling season, Maria ponders why some kids, and parents, just can’t respect sports coaches

Life Deconstructed: In the throws of high school wrestling season, Maria ponders why some kids, and parents, just can’t respect sports coaches

We are enmeshed in the season of high school wrestling. You all know my sons are wrestlers because you all …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Lay out Wilkes-Barre high school consolidation plans for all to see and, possibly, appreciate

Our Opinion: Lay out Wilkes-Barre high school consolidation plans for all to see and, possibly, appreciate

Rather than rally public support for a planned new high school, Wilkes-Barre Area School District leaders continue to bumble along, …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

George Spohr: Outgoing editor won’t miss the potholes, will miss the pizza

George Spohr: Outgoing editor won’t miss the potholes, will miss the pizza

Since announcing last week that I’m leaving for a new opportunity in Indiana, the one question I’ve fielded more than …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

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