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Our Opinion: Lion hunter takes heat from populace that fails to correct its killing ways

Our Opinion: Lion hunter takes heat from populace that fails to correct its killing ways

The American dentist who shot and killed a lion named Cecil apparently went into hiding earlier this week, driven underground …

July 31st, 2015 updated: July 31st, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Sobering commercial by Commissioner Patrick O’Malley impresses viewer

I am a single mother of two sons. Every day I worry about the trouble they might face with drugs, …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling called ‘abomination’

From the beginning of creation, man has been seeking truth. The first humans, Adam and Eve, questioned the truth, the …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Will speed cameras cure or create problems in Pennsylvania’s highway work zones?

Would it be a good idea to … … focus speed cameras on Pennsylvania’s interstate work zones, presumably causing drivers …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Oppose speed cameras in Pennsylvania’s highway work zones

It is ironic that state officials are supporting speed cameras in work zones. Maryland is cited as camera utopia, so …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Luzerne County probation officers planting seeds for success

Diamonds to the people responsible for putting local juvenile offenders to work at an indoor produce stand. The teens learn …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Peter Terranova: PennEast Pipeline committed to safe delivery of domestic energy

Peter Terranova: PennEast Pipeline committed to safe delivery of domestic energy

The United States is the world’s leader in natural gas production, ahead of Russia, Qatar and Iran. The natural gas …

July 31st, 2015 updated: July 31st, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: West Pittston resident ‘just asking’ what’s happening in America

Just asking: Never mind the Mexican border, how about a wall about Luzerne County? Have you seen the police blotters …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: At what cost comes control of the Oval Office?

Might the mother of a hungry child be surprised by the amount of money the presidential candidates’ political action committees …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Visit some of these 30-plus Pennsylvania places before your summer ends

Our Opinion: Visit some of these 30-plus Pennsylvania places before your summer ends

On this day, the last in July, you better jump to it. Summer in Pennsylvania – a season to be …

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: County councilman extends offer to talk about land banks

In response to a letter to the editor written by Louise Edwards (“Councilman in left field?,” July 26), I attempted …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Let convicted killer Hugo Selenski’s family pay for his court appeals

I read where convicted killer Hugo Selenski wants a new trial, claiming Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Fred …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Spanish-speaking police not answer to Hazleton’s crime troubles

In Sunday’s article “Violence up, cops needed,” Hazleton’s police chief says, “The old community is afraid of the unknown.” What …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incident at Giants Despair Hill Climb points to need for autism awareness

My son and I were at the most recent Giants Despair Hill Climb. We love seeing the cars race up …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre Township due for sit-down to discuss possible improvements

I am tired of Wilkes-Barre Township Democratic Chairman John Bryan’s whining about Mayor Carl Kuren. It’s time to make suggestions …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Maybe The Mall at Steamtown can thrive again. Bargain hunter John Basalyga recently scooped up Scranton’s bankrupt retail complex for …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Advocate for removal of culm banks from Jenkins Township and coal-country communities

Part of my campaign for Jenkins Township is to find solutions to remove its unsightly culm banks. Presently, the Pennsylvania …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Columnist David Brooks missing ‘whole picture’ on fracking, says nun

In one of the opening paragraphs of the encyclical, “Laudato Si : On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling by Supreme Court can’t trump God’s law

The so-called “marriage” between two people of the same gender is not marriage, but a union. Why do I claim …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: ‘In Focus’ column misses crux of Harrisburg’s budget battle

Wow! What a “rave piece” for the governor (“Did we elect a dysfunctional government?” July 16). And what a sloppy …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Tom Kelly calls the racial slur he wrote on Facebook “an old joke.” But some people …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre should drop weak claim to $2 million in redevelopment fund

Sorry, Wilkes-Barre, but your claim to the cash just won’t cut it. City officials contend $2 million held in the …

July 28th, 2015 |  

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