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Our Opinion: Lion hunter takes heat from populace that fails to correct its killing ways

Our Opinion: Lion hunter takes heat from populace that fails to correct its killing ways

The American dentist who shot and killed a lion named Cecil apparently went into hiding earlier this week, driven underground …

July 31st, 2015 updated: July 31st, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Will speed cameras cure or create problems in Pennsylvania’s highway work zones?

Would it be a good idea to … … focus speed cameras on Pennsylvania’s interstate work zones, presumably causing drivers …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Luzerne County probation officers planting seeds for success

Diamonds to the people responsible for putting local juvenile offenders to work at an indoor produce stand. The teens learn …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Visit some of these 30-plus Pennsylvania places before your summer ends

Our Opinion: Visit some of these 30-plus Pennsylvania places before your summer ends

On this day, the last in July, you better jump to it. Summer in Pennsylvania – a season to be …

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Maybe The Mall at Steamtown can thrive again. Bargain hunter John Basalyga recently scooped up Scranton’s bankrupt retail complex for …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre should drop weak claim to $2 million in redevelopment fund

Sorry, Wilkes-Barre, but your claim to the cash just won’t cut it. City officials contend $2 million held in the …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Keep mega-long trucks off Pennsylvania roads until more known on safety

Our Opinion: Keep mega-long trucks off Pennsylvania roads until more known on safety

Citing highway safety concerns, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he wants to “put the brakes” on a proposal that potentially …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Should Pennsylvania join march to raise minimum wage?

Would it be a good idea to … … adopt a minimum-wage increase in Pennsylvania similar to New York’s recently …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Courthouse can be secure yet user-friendly

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Courthouse can be secure yet user-friendly

Metal detector screenings and other safety measures, while necessary at the Luzerne County Courthouse and court-related buildings, needn’t make the …

July 26th, 2015 updated: July 26th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Your blood donation especially helpful during summer lull

Our Opinion: Your blood donation especially helpful during summer lull

Diamonds to American Red Cross blood donors (the first-timers and the faithful). Contributions of life-sustaining blood and blood products, including …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Does your workplace have a designated nap room? Maybe it should

Zombies, consider this your wake-up call. If you haven’t been getting sufficient sleep – and, let’s face it, lots of …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Mayor candidate Tony George’s silence over campaign finance forms not acceptable

Our Opinion: Mayor candidate Tony George’s silence over campaign finance forms not acceptable

Answer the phone, Tony George. As someone who aspires to be the next mayor of Wilkes-Barre, you presumably recognize that …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Keep watch over activities in Wilkes-Barre Area School District – regardless of consolidation

Our Opinion: Keep watch over activities in Wilkes-Barre Area School District – regardless of consolidation

In an encouraging twist, the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board’s recent meetings resemble a buzzed-about dance club on opening night – …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: LCCC’s technical programs worth a closer look for the career-minded

Our Opinion: LCCC’s technical programs worth a closer look for the career-minded

Job seekers who aspire to embrace a trade, not shuffle each workday into an office cubicle, should take a closer …

July 20th, 2015 updated: July 20th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Is it time to reassess Luzerne County real estate?

Would it be a good idea to … … start the groundwork this year for Luzerne County’s next property reassessment? …

July 19th, 2015 updated: July 19th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Pope supplies needed reminder on seeing worth in people of all ages, abilities

Our Opinion: Pope supplies needed reminder on seeing worth in people of all ages, abilities

Pope Francis distills big truths into a few sentences, then, as his calling dictates, uses them to flog your conscience. …

July 18th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Supply area schools with ‘extras’ to help students excel

Pencils and textbooks just won’t suffice. To reach and inspire today’s students, the best school teachers yearn for so much …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Coal’s supremacy over; are we prepared for what follows?

Our Opinion: Coal’s supremacy over; are we prepared for what follows?

Coal hasn’t dropped into history’s ash heap. Not yet. But the fuel source that propelled this nation’s 19th-century growth toward …

July 15th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Harveys Lake shows leadership in forming a traffic safety committee

Our Opinion: Harveys Lake shows leadership in forming a traffic safety committee

Lately, Harveys Lake has been getting a bit of a bad rap. The tragic death of Paula Jones of Factoryville, …

July 14th, 2015 updated: July 14th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Pennsylvania Turnpike should stop accepting cash

Our Opinion: Pennsylvania Turnpike should stop accepting cash

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission should eliminate toll facilities and switch to electronic, cash-free collection. While the move regrettably would result …

July 13th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Usually spread too thin, gaming money finds a worthy home

The state doled out another $12.7 million from legalized gambling this week through the Commonwealth Financing Commission, giving thousands of …

July 11th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Book sale success shows support for public libraries

Diamonds to bookworms, bargain hunters and literacy supporters who helped make this year’s annual book sale at the Osterhout Free …

July 10th, 2015 |  

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