State Rep. James Roebuck: Revising state’s charter school law can save money and better serve students

State Rep. James Roebuck: Revising state’s charter school law can save money and better serve students

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently said our state has the nation’s worst charter school law.As Democratic chairman of the H...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


William C. Kashatus: Brace for historic mudslinging in a Clinton-Trump matchup

William C. Kashatus: Brace for historic mudslinging in a Clinton-Trump matchup

The 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be one of the nastiest ever, and we’re not even through the primaries yet. Although Hillary Clin...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Be quick to share your light

Beyond the Byline: Be quick to share your light

As reporters, our job is to report accurately and without bias, often as a fly on the wall, careful not to interject ourselves into a story.On a recen...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Nadia Steinzor: Air pollution from gas drilling requires action in Pennsylvania

Nadia Steinzor: Air pollution from gas drilling requires action in Pennsylvania

With summer around the corner, it’s time to start getting outdoors. Key to enjoying the season is clean air – knowing that when you walk, ...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Customers rejoice in John Krochmaluk’s ‘out of business’ status

Consumer Watchdog: Customers rejoice in John Krochmaluk’s ‘out of business’ status

A Swoyersville contractor whose slippery dealings have resulted in ongoing criminal charges and a track record of civil suits and unpaid judgments has...

April 30th, 2016 updated: April 30th, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: Memories of experiences I never had

Beyond the Byline: Memories of experiences I never had

I won’t ever have the honor of walking my daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.That was a tough first sentence to write, trust me on that....

April 30th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: Two broken VCRs, 27 pillow cases, and 1 more move for Dad

Life Deconstructed: Two broken VCRs, 27 pillow cases, and 1 more move for Dad

Guess what month it is?It’s Move Dad Month.Again.For the second time in six months, we are packing up Dad, his soap on a rope and his huaraches ...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Zeroing In: Trump’s impassioned supporters give him rock star treatment at Mohegan Sun Arena

Zeroing In: Trump’s impassioned supporters give him rock star treatment at Mohegan Sun Arena

Oh what a night!He could have gone anywhere, but Donald J. Trump chose Wilkes-Barre to sell his “Make America Great Again” pitch the day b...

April 29th, 2016 |  


William A. Levinson: On gun legislation, these Democrats are not straight shooters

William A. Levinson: On gun legislation, these Democrats are not straight shooters

A recent Associated Press article states that U.S. Senate contender Katie McGinty advocates repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, w...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: A New Year’s resolution turns into a weekly routine

Beyond the Byline: A New Year’s resolution turns into a weekly routine

We’ve all taken our shots at keeping a New Year’s resolution.For me, that has generally meant failure — especially in college. I alw...

April 28th, 2016 updated: April 28th, 2016. |