Our Opinion: Allow hope to supplant your fears

Our Opinion: Allow hope to supplant your fears

In a word, the reason presidential candidate Donald Trump did so well among many Luzerne County voters is this: fear.Fear remains among the most power...

November 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Kindergarten student provides peers with valuable lesson

Our Opinion: Kindergarten student provides peers with valuable lesson

Diamonds to 5-year-old Ayla Spinelli and her kindergarten teacher, Maria Unice. The duo recently held awareness-raising activities for Ayla’s cl...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Pursue solutions to homelessness in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Pursue solutions to homelessness in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Consider Nick and Terri, a homeless couple profiled in the Times Leader one bitter December day in 2004. Their story is old and complicated, but it...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Donate to causes that make this community stronger, residents’ lives better

Our Opinion: Donate to causes that make this community stronger, residents’ lives better

Give locally.In the coming weeks, as “the season of giving” gains steam, you’ll probably be asked to donate to dozens of worthwhile ...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Sex trade’s victims in NEPA too often ignored or treated solely as criminals

Our Opinion: Sex trade’s victims in NEPA too often ignored or treated solely as criminals

You don’t want to believe it.Human trafficking – essentially a modern-day form of slavery that entraps women and girls for use as prostitu...

November 14th, 2016 updated: November 14th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Pennsylvania late to embrace early voting

Our Opinion: Pennsylvania late to embrace early voting

Would it be a good idea to …… allow early voting in Pennsylvania?Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia already give their resid...

November 14th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Division, not President-elect Donald Trump, represents most significant threat to nation’s future

Our Opinion: Division, not President-elect Donald Trump, represents most significant threat to nation’s future

Not my president.How many times since Wednesday morning has that floated across your Facebook feed or been dropped into general conversation?Chances a...

November 13th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Area’s topflight teachers merit more time in limelight

Our Opinion: Area’s topflight teachers merit more time in limelight

Diamonds to teacher Kevin Sickle. Recognized this week as Wilkes University’s “Educator of the Year,” the fifth-grade instructor of ...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Recognize quiet heroism of nation’s veterans

Our Opinion: Recognize quiet heroism of nation’s veterans

There is a unique place where myth intersects reality, where the transcendent hero we love to read about in books or watch in movies walks the mundane...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: President-elect Donald Trump has opportunity to find common ground

Our Opinion: President-elect Donald Trump has opportunity to find common ground

For the nation’s sake and his success in the next four years, President-elect Donald Trump cannot waste any time in establishing common ground w...

November 9th, 2016 updated: November 9th, 2016. |