Our Opinion: College students, take seriously your safety on campus and in community

Our Opinion: College students, take seriously your safety on campus and in community

Welcome, college students, to your new surroundings.We’re glad to see you arriving this week on the region’s many campuses, bringing loads...

August 25th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

As a new school year approaches, let’s commit as a community to keeping as many of our students in class for as many school days as possible ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: EpiPen’s soaring price leaves some buyers feeling sick

Our Opinion: EpiPen’s soaring price leaves some buyers feeling sick

Disturbingly, the biggest back-to-school expense for certain area families this season might not be new clothes or even a laptop computer, but rather ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Campus diversity can benefit college students who don’t shy from new faces

Our Opinion: Campus diversity can benefit college students who don’t shy from new faces

Acquaint yourself with somebody new, someone who looks nothing like you.It’s not a dare.Rather, it’s good advice for all of us, but especi...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Consider higher standards for future school teachers

Our Opinion: Consider higher standards for future school teachers

Would it be a good idea to …… toughen standards for public school teachers?Admittedly, the notion might seem counterintuitive when the sta...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Costly legal failures of Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton are cautionary tale

Our Opinion: Costly legal failures of Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton are cautionary tale

Two cities, two ordinances, one lesson.While Wilkes-Barre’s “One-Strike Ordinance” of 2013 and Hazleton’s Illegal Immigration ...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Inject more poetry into our public spaces

Our Opinion: Inject more poetry into our public spaces

Would it be a good idea to …… pepper more of our public spaces with occasional dashes of poetry?For 10 years, riders aboard the Luzerne Co...

August 14th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Let’s pursue solutions to NEPA’s social ills, not seek scapegoats

Our Opinion: Let’s pursue solutions to NEPA’s social ills, not seek scapegoats

Merely griping about the well-publicized overcrowding problem at Luzerne County’s prison won’t free up cellblock space or ease inmatesR...

August 13th, 2016 updated: August 13th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Pharmacists are in your corner, advocating for good health

Our Opinion: Pharmacists are in your corner, advocating for good health

Diamonds to organizers of a “summer safety” health fair held Monday in a Nanticoke grocery store. The event, a collaboration between Weis ...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Rio’s spirit takes hold in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Rio’s spirit takes hold in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Odds are high (based both on history and TV ratings) that if you’ve seen any of the Rio Olympics so far, you’ve seen the American women gy...

August 11th, 2016 |