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Letter to the Editor: Unsafe lead exposure comes in many forms; don’t be naive to risks

After reading the Times Leader article about high lead levels being attributed to paint, if it weren’t so serious I …

February 10th, 2016 updated: February 10th, 2016. |  

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department can clear the air by embracing best financial practices

The Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department recently cleaned up its act enough to satisfy the state Auditor General’s Office, which isn’t …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Betcha these ‘highlights’ from GOP presidential debate won’t again be heard

I will list three sound bites from the Republican presidential debate on Jan. 28 in Iowa that I’m sure will …

February 9th, 2016 updated: February 10th, 2016. |  

Thomas J. Botzman: Prevent federal government overreach from crippling college accreditation

Thomas J. Botzman: Prevent federal government overreach from crippling college accreditation

In some ways, education is similar to the fashion industry. The tie-dyed shirts, leisure suits and bell-bottoms that were so …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Have faith in Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department

Again, there are a few naysayers in Wilkes-Barre Township about our volunteer fire department. Let me assure you, with the …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Our Opinion: Brace for presidential race to hit Pennsylvania; register early, get the facts and vote

It has promises, so many big and tantalizing promises made to you. It contains drama, intrigue and more than a …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

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 |  

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