Political watchdog and purposeful prankster Gene Stilp, who for decades railed against government wrongdoing, deserves an award from Harrisburg's lawmakers.
True to his campaign image, Gov. Tom Wolf took a different approach to governing and drew up a proposed state budget that's unlike anything Harrisburg has seen for a long time.
Words illustrate; statistics devastate. In the United States alone:• Human trafficking has been estimated to generate $9.5 billion annually.
The stout, brick Stegmaier Building in Wilkes-Barre – a property assessed at more than $4 million – generates tax revenue for the city each year, but not a penny goes to Luzerne County or the local school...
Would it be a good idea to …… broaden the availability of bicycles in the Wyoming Valley?
February 2015 died yesterday after a brief life, noteworthy for one near record-breaking achievement and what seemed like endless brutality.
Diamonds to the charitable group striving to supply houses to veterans. If all goes as planned, the Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will purchase and fix up 150 houses statewide, including 25 or more in this region. The first...
Although a conversation on race could be constructive for Luzerne County audiences, Sean M. Donahue is not the man to guide a rational examination of the issues.Nor is he a sensible choice to serve as Hazleton's mayor.
And you thought the election-year jockeying for power in Pennsylvania ended Nov. 4.Au contraire.
When you slide into your vehicle and start the engine, is your goal to get to your destination as fast as possible?Hopefully not. That would be self-centered. And dangerous.
Would it be a good idea to …… get more serious in Northeastern Pennsylvania about energy conservation?
Diamonds to state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. The lawmaker intends to prod colleagues in Harrisburg to look again at the feasibility of restoring passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City. His resolution...
It took only a month for more than 5,000 people to say they like an idea that could save The Mall at Steamtown. Their idea is to bring something akin to Philadelphia's...
One of Luzerne County's most historically significant and inspiring women, Sophia Coxe, rightly will get renewed attention, thanks to some Hazleton-area preservationists.
Tell it like it is.
One of the big advantages of Luzerne County's home rule system of government becomes even more apparent on days like today.
In recognition of Valentine's Day today, our regular Saturday 'Diamonds & Coal' feature doesn't stick anyone with a lump of coal for crummy actions, instead awarding only diamonds for praiseworthy behavior. Kind of sweet,...
The conviction of double-murderer Hugo Selenski on Wednesday night in Luzerne County Court provoked a range of emotions – perhaps chiefly among the public, relief.
Love doesn't punch.Love never taunts or threatens.Love doesn't try to dictate who your friends are and push you away from your family.
Luzerne County Councilwoman Kathy Dobash couldn't be more wrong.
If life expertise can be used to gain college credit – as is increasingly the case at institutions such as Luzerne County Community College – sign us up, professor.
Upon release from Luzerne County's prison, certain people might as well be tattooed with a capital 'C' between their eyebrows – forever identifying them as former convicts.
Would it be a good idea …… for individuals like you to foster brotherly love in the region?
Diamonds to Uber, the rapidly expanding ride-sharing program. The San Francisco-based company began operations Friday evening in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market, offering this region's smart phone users another...
When it comes to natural-gas drilling, where's the leadership?Looking back on the coal-mining era, given the perspective of time, it's easy to wonder why our state and federal lawmakers failed us on so many levels.
The man who for six years oversaw all of Pennsylvania's funds recently resigned as state treasurer and revealed he had acted like a thug.