Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre rightly seeks more diversity within its employee ranks

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre rightly seeks more diversity within its employee ranks

Diamonds to Wilkes-Barre Administrator Ted Wampole. He and others who are keenly aware of the predominantly white makeup of the city’s firefight...

August 26th, 2016 |  


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: Kathleen Kane’s fall is another black eye for region

Our Opinion: Kathleen Kane’s fall is another black eye for region

After 30 tumultuous months of accusations, acrimony and relentless vows to fight to the finish, Kathleen Kane’s tenure as the state attorney gen...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Farewell fete for Father Rauscher shows strength of the valley

Our Opinion: Farewell fete for Father Rauscher shows strength of the valley

Once upon a time, the career pastor was so common it became cliche. The minister who served the same church for so long he presided over baptism and m...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Take a moment to consider 12-year transportation goals

Our Opinion: Take a moment to consider 12-year transportation goals

The initial jargon may make you feel a bit like you’re driving, say, a 1980s Yugo, that soviet-era auto so bad pundits suggested it was invented...

August 17th, 2016 |