Letter to the Editor: Pick a president who will adhere to laws, not govern with executive orders

Letter to the Editor: Pick a president who will adhere to laws, not govern with executive orders

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is correct in his opinion that President Barack Obama is undermining the rule of law in this country.The Obama administratio...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Too much ‘school’ spending supports pensions and wages, not education

Letter to the Editor: Too much ‘school’ spending supports pensions and wages, not education

Most area school districts have either proposed their 2016-17 budgets, as Dallas has done, or have finalized them.Some have gone beyond the state̵...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Reserve time in your holiday for National Moment of Remembrance

Our Opinion: Reserve time in your holiday for National Moment of Remembrance

Diamonds to observers of the National Moment of Remembrance. At 3 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day, you can join with others who faithfully reserve one minut...

May 27th, 2016 updated: May 27th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Safeguard pets in summer by ensuring they’re not left in parked vehicles

Letter to the Editor: Safeguard pets in summer by ensuring they’re not left in parked vehicles

As we kick off the warm summer season, the American Humane Association reminds pet owners that leaving animal companions in hot cars can be lethal.Eve...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Environmental protection will suffer as a result of ‘hatchet job’ on John Quigley

Letter to the Editor: Environmental protection will suffer as a result of ‘hatchet job’ on John Quigley

I thought DEP stood for “Environmental Protection.”John Quigley, who “resigned” on May 20, was only doing his job. And he was ...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Pharmaceutical industry key to solving state’s heroin crisis

Letter to the Editor: Pharmaceutical industry key to solving state’s heroin crisis

We are in the midst of the biggest drug epidemic in Pennsylvania’s history, and it’s time we stand up to the powerful drug pushers respons...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Family of the late Capt. Jack Kelly appreciative of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department’s dedication

Letter to the Editor: Family of the late Capt. Jack Kelly appreciative of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department’s dedication

Almost three years ago, our lives changed forever when our father, Capt. Jack Kelly, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. This was shortly...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Don’t deprive Wilkes-Barre Area students of immersion in music and arts

Letter to the Editor: Don’t deprive Wilkes-Barre Area students of immersion in music and arts

I was never a part of any band or arts program during my childhood. However, I can give a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a parent of ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Government’s bathroom guidance signals another low level in national decline

Letter to the Editor: Government’s bathroom guidance signals another low level in national decline

Who would ever think we would have a day that the government would determine what bathroom you may use?There was a time when what you were born with w...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County Council’s members encouraged to show uncommon leadership

Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County Council’s members encouraged to show uncommon leadership

Leadership is not an easy path to walk. Sometimes it’s rewarding; sometimes it is frustrating. Sometimes the problems and issues facing leaders ...

May 24th, 2016 |