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Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

The Times Leader editorial headline on Aug. 19 hit the nail on the head: “Water disruption in Wyoming Valley puts …

August 30th, 2015 |  

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

Earlier this month, we received a letter to the editor from Harriet Clyde Kipps, a Glen Lyon resident whose passion …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

In May, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board President Lou Elmy joked that the district’s plan to build a new high school …

August 29th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  

Christopher Mele: Why the WDBJ-TV shootings touched me so personally

Christopher Mele: Why the WDBJ-TV shootings touched me so personally

I am at home, sitting in front of my computer, weeping. I had seen a news alert about the shooting …

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

Brian Kauffman: Embrace ‘advanced energy’ to put more Pennsylvanians to work and lower pollution

Brian Kauffman: Embrace ‘advanced energy’ to put more Pennsylvanians to work and lower pollution

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released the Clean Power Plan, guiding states to reduce emissions from power plants. For …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Bill Jones: Wyoming Valley filled with hopeful signs of better days ahead

Bill Jones: Wyoming Valley filled with hopeful signs of better days ahead

One of the things that I love the most about my job at the United Way is that I get …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Michael A. MacDowell: Topple Pennsylvania’s monopoly; free the liquor stores

Michael A. MacDowell: Topple Pennsylvania’s monopoly; free the liquor stores

Pennsylvania is one of only eight states in the country that awards citizens their driver’s licenses and also sells them …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Zeroing In: Kane, Lokuta and sexist bias against women in power

Zeroing In: Kane, Lokuta and sexist bias against women in power

Is anyone else having a déjà vu moment over the prosecution of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane? Remember former Luzerne …

August 22nd, 2015 updated: August 22nd, 2015. |  

Robert E. Griffin: Reduce ‘suicide by cop’ cases by providing police with extra mental health training

Robert E. Griffin: Reduce ‘suicide by cop’ cases by providing police with extra mental health training

The recent tragic and traumatic death of an elderly man in Pittston, which was ruled “suicide by cop,” should give …

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  

Nathan A. Benefield: Pension ‘reform’ proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf is proven failure

Nathan A. Benefield: Pension ‘reform’ proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf is proven failure

Would you take out a second mortgage on your home to bet on the stock market? Such an idea deserves …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Zeroing in: Mystery investors in Wilkes-Barre Area bid revealed

Zeroing in: Mystery investors in Wilkes-Barre Area bid revealed

We now know who the money men are. They’re big and seem to have deep pockets. The investors interested in …

August 17th, 2015 updated: August 17th, 2015. |  

Kathy Manderino: Pass a budget that improves Pennsylvanians’ lives and puts people to work

Kathy Manderino: Pass a budget that improves Pennsylvanians’ lives and puts people to work

Back in March, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a budget with a new and different vision for Pennsylvania: adequately and equitably …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Zeroing in: Wilkes-Barre School Board officials may meet mystery investors

Zeroing in: Wilkes-Barre School Board officials may meet mystery investors

Unless one or the other backs out, Wilkes-Barre Area School District officials may go on an interesting blind date one …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Dennis Roddy: Pull curtain on Kathleen Kane’s theater of the absurd

Dennis Roddy: Pull curtain on Kathleen Kane’s theater of the absurd

Dazzling in martyr’s white, Kathleen Kane took the stage midweek to offer up the kind of defense Joan of Arc …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Karen Feridun: PennEast Pipeline’s impacts won’t be as rosy as its promoters suggest

Karen Feridun: PennEast Pipeline’s impacts won’t be as rosy as its promoters suggest

Peter Terranova, chairman of the PennEast Pipeline Board of Managers, sings the praises of the company’s proposed pipeline every chance …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Steve Corbett: Kathleen Kane’s corny Mexican cartel story lacks kernel of evidence

Steve Corbett: Kathleen Kane’s corny Mexican cartel story lacks kernel of evidence

The toothy smile, the trademark hair, the fashionable outfit all came together as Kathleen Kane modeled, preened and posed for …

August 13th, 2015 |  

Dr. John Viteritti: Even grown-ups should get vaccinations; here’s why

Dr. John Viteritti: Even grown-ups should get vaccinations; here’s why

Most adults probably remember going to the doctor as a child to have their “shots.” While painful at the time, …

August 13th, 2015 updated: August 13th, 2015. |  

Dr. Stuart Shapiro: Pennsylvania’s nursing homes provide quality care, despite what you’ve heard

Dr. Stuart Shapiro: Pennsylvania’s nursing homes provide quality care, despite what you’ve heard

For Pennsylvania nursing homes, no good deed goes unpunished. Each and every day, the state’s more than 700 nursing homes …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Joe Sestak: Iran deal can avert Mideast ‘nuclear arms race’

Joe Sestak: Iran deal can avert Mideast ‘nuclear arms race’

The nuclear accord that major powers reached with Iran is a promising first step toward peacefully and permanently stopping the …

August 11th, 2015 |  

State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich: We can’t allow budget stalemate to persist, hurting Pennsylvanians

State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich: We can’t allow budget stalemate to persist, hurting Pennsylvanians

Time is up. Today, social service providers missed their first payments from the state and soon they will run out …

August 7th, 2015 updated: August 7th, 2015. |  

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: I’m opposing Iran deal because it ‘jeopardizes American security’

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: I’m opposing Iran deal because it ‘jeopardizes American security’

Over the last several years, I have warned of the dangers that America and her allies face when it comes …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Rick Santorum: Reduce rate of legal immigration so U.S. workers have better shot at jobs

Rick Santorum: Reduce rate of legal immigration so U.S. workers have better shot at jobs

If the last few weeks have proven anything, it is that bombast trumps substance. Literally. The national media’s infatuation with …

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  

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