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Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania requires ‘responsible budget’ with no tax increase

A budget without a tax increase is a good and responsible budget for the people of Pennsylvania. State Rep. Eddie …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Joe Sestak’s background makes him more compelling U.S. Senate candidate

When you think about the people who are leading our country, do you envision them trying to serve themselves, their …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Sobering commercial by Commissioner Patrick O’Malley impresses viewer

I am a single mother of two sons. Every day I worry about the trouble they might face with drugs, …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling called ‘abomination’

From the beginning of creation, man has been seeking truth. The first humans, Adam and Eve, questioned the truth, the …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Oppose speed cameras in Pennsylvania’s highway work zones

It is ironic that state officials are supporting speed cameras in work zones. Maryland is cited as camera utopia, so …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: West Pittston resident ‘just asking’ what’s happening in America

Just asking: Never mind the Mexican border, how about a wall about Luzerne County? Have you seen the police blotters …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: At what cost comes control of the Oval Office?

Might the mother of a hungry child be surprised by the amount of money the presidential candidates’ political action committees …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: County councilman extends offer to talk about land banks

In response to a letter to the editor written by Louise Edwards (“Councilman in left field?,” July 26), I attempted …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Let convicted killer Hugo Selenski’s family pay for his court appeals

I read where convicted killer Hugo Selenski wants a new trial, claiming Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Fred …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Spanish-speaking police not answer to Hazleton’s crime troubles

In Sunday’s article “Violence up, cops needed,” Hazleton’s police chief says, “The old community is afraid of the unknown.” What …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incident at Giants Despair Hill Climb points to need for autism awareness

My son and I were at the most recent Giants Despair Hill Climb. We love seeing the cars race up …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre Township due for sit-down to discuss possible improvements

I am tired of Wilkes-Barre Township Democratic Chairman John Bryan’s whining about Mayor Carl Kuren. It’s time to make suggestions …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Advocate for removal of culm banks from Jenkins Township and coal-country communities

Part of my campaign for Jenkins Township is to find solutions to remove its unsightly culm banks. Presently, the Pennsylvania …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Columnist David Brooks missing ‘whole picture’ on fracking, says nun

In one of the opening paragraphs of the encyclical, “Laudato Si : On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling by Supreme Court can’t trump God’s law

The so-called “marriage” between two people of the same gender is not marriage, but a union. Why do I claim …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: ‘In Focus’ column misses crux of Harrisburg’s budget battle

Wow! What a “rave piece” for the governor (“Did we elect a dysfunctional government?” July 16). And what a sloppy …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Opposition to energy tax seen as key to Pennsylvania’s future

As a Luzerne County resident, I applaud state Sen. Lisa Baker and Reps. Tarah Toohil and Aaron Kaufer for fighting …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Tom Wolf slow to show compromise on budget

Bill O’Boyle’s July 16 column, “Did we elect a dysfunctional government,” concludes, “it appears the governor is the only participant …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Make workplaces conducive for moms who breast-feed

“Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work!” is the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated worldwide from Aug. …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incorporate sidewalks, biking paths into building plans across Luzerne County

As a countywide health coalition, Live Well Luzerne recognizes the importance of the built environment in shaping our health and …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Photo of grieving father served only to sensationalize, writer says

The decision to publish above the fold, on page 1A, the picture of a grieving, cuffed Michael Francis Nice Sr. …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Writer questions ‘neighbors’ flouting rule on homestead tax break

Let me see if I can understand my neighbors. Residents of 11 Wyoming Valley communities are required to pay a …

July 26th, 2015 |  

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