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Letter to the Editor: Joe Sestak’s support of veterans issues clear; his Senate opponent, not so much

There is a new Pat Toomey political ad on the airwaves that commends the U.S. senator for being a supporter …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Turn to Help Line if anxiety, depression or other back-to-school problems arise

For all the excitement and opportunity it offers, back-to-school season also can be a real downer. Be aware of the …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: CPAs stand ready to offer guidance on Pennsylvania pension fix

Even after the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s summer recess, bridging the political divide in the state budget battle will not be …

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: 91-year-old man’s cereal diet is distressing; connect area seniors with social services

We don’t know Abram Belles’ whole story. But we do know this about the 91-year-old Wilkes-Barre Township man who is …

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

Our Opinion: Should school students in NEPA get lessons in good character? Yes, and here’s why

It won’t be long before area schools reopen and students again get walloped by a constant stream of what-should-I-do dilemmas. …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Entertainment venues lacking in Wyoming Valley for teens and young adults

When I was a teenager, I spent many nights at the arcade in the Wyoming Valley Mall. It was always …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Rejection of Iranian nuclear deal would be ‘dangerous and irresponsible’

In his capacity as “contributing columnist,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey recently explained his opposition to a nuclear deal recently negotiated …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Wilkes-Barre mayoral candidate Tony George will go to great lengths

It would appear that the opponents of Tony George becoming mayor of Wilkes-Barre will resort to any means of preventing …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Full promise of 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act goes unmet

Like many other people with disabilities, I attended segregated schools until being mainstreamed as a teenager and used driveways when …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Investigate distribution of painkillers in personal care homes, writer says

I think Dr. Stuart Shapiro is right about nursing homes in Pennsylvania (“Pa. nursing homes get bad rap,” Aug. 12). …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Liquor store privatization would strike blow against middle-class workers

Reading Michael MacDowell’s commentary (“Topple Pennsylvania’s monopoly on selling liquor,” Aug. 23) is just scary. It seems that we believe …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Alligators here to stay? No, but Pennsylvania waterways will change with the climate

Our Opinion: Alligators here to stay? No, but Pennsylvania waterways will change with the climate

An alligator recently popped up in a Luzerne County pond, sending ripples of disagreement across the community about where wild …

August 24th, 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 |  

Letter to the Editor: Frank Sorick is right choice for making Wilkes-Barre ‘a better place’

The time has come to wake up. I have heard residents of Wilkes-Barre complaining about taxes, crime and how our …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Be involved in your child’s education – from elementary school on up

Our Opinion: Be involved in your child’s education – from elementary school on up

Here’s a back-to-school checklist for parents and caretakers of school-age children to consider, and it doesn’t involve the purchase of …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Rally dads – and other role models – to greet students on first day of class

Would it be a good idea … … for fathers and other male role models to gather at area schools …

August 23rd, 2015 updated: 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 |  

Letter to the Editor: Plymouth allowing borough to go to the dogs, resident says

I am a resident of Plymouth. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated over the last decade for many reasons. It’s sad …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Pipelines are most reliable means of moving nation’s fuel supplies

Most intelligent people know the country thrives on abundant and cheap energy. The best way to transport this commodity is …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: More apt name for pro-life movement might be ‘pro-birth’

Did you happen to watch the two Republican presidential debates? I know, I know, it’s way too early to bother …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

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