Our Opinion: Don’t count on next president to cure all; do your part to make things ‘great’

Our Opinion: Don’t count on next president to cure all; do your part to make things ‘great’

Despite his repeated assurances, Donald Trump won’t make things great for you.And as surely as the Republican presidential candidate’s cam...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Unsolved deaths in Luzerne County get renewed attention they deserve

Our Opinion: Unsolved deaths in Luzerne County get renewed attention they deserve

Diamonds to state police “cold case” investigators. They intend to take a renewed look in Luzerne County at four unsolved deaths that occu...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Don’t be so quick to scrap plan for Back Mountain unified policing

Our Opinion: Don’t be so quick to scrap plan for Back Mountain unified policing

One for all, and all for … oh, forget about it.Another worthwhile attempt in Luzerne County to improve police protection – by having nearb...

September 21st, 2016 updated: September 21st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Opioid crisis in Pennsylvania requires action now – not after Election Day

Our Opinion: Opioid crisis in Pennsylvania requires action now – not after Election Day

As an incentive to work quickly, state lawmakers in Harrisburg can focus during September and October on this number: 10.That’s how many Pennsyl...

September 20th, 2016 updated: September 21st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Should cat owners cough up yearly license fee?

Our Opinion: Should cat owners cough up yearly license fee?

Would it be a good idea to …… require that people buy licenses for their cats?A reader from Courtdale proposes that Luzerne County collect...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Give school districts their day in (Commonwealth) court

Our Opinion: Give school districts their day in (Commonwealth) court

Attorneys representing parents and Pennsylvania school districts – including Wilkes-Barre Area – appeared before the state Supreme Court o...

September 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Volunteer builders in Kingston reflect best of community spirit

Our Opinion: Volunteer builders in Kingston reflect best of community spirit

Diamonds to the volunteer builders of a Kingston family’s new wheelchair ramp. Donnie Evans, owner of an area roof-cleaning business, spotted a ...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: ‘Best College’ rankings are mostly bunk; find the university that suits you

Our Opinion: ‘Best College’ rankings are mostly bunk; find the university that suits you

Sure, it sounded like sour grapes when Wilkes University President Patrick Leahy pooh-poohed the value of the new U.S. News & World Report “...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Reflect on Joe Paterno’s coaching milestone without falsely lionizing man

Our Opinion: Reflect on Joe Paterno’s coaching milestone without falsely lionizing man

The late Joe Paterno oversaw his first Penn State football game as head coach 50 years ago, but don’t expect this weekend’s events marking...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Local addiction-recovery programs key to coping with NEPA drug problem

Our Opinion: Local addiction-recovery programs key to coping with NEPA drug problem

Realistically, reducing the drug problem in Greater Wilkes-Barre and much of Luzerne County involves more than tossing users of heroin and other illic...

September 13th, 2016 |