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Pedro A. Cortés: You can now register online to vote in Pennsylvania

Pedro A. Cortés: You can now register online to vote in Pennsylvania

Imagine if there was a way to save taxpayer money, fulfill an important role of government with far greater accuracy …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Lift outdated ban that prohibits U.S. oil exports

As Congress debates President Barack Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iranian oil exports, Americans should ask themselves, what about …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Poverty will be major topic in September; let’s talk about it in new terms

Prepare to hear a lot this month about the area’s poor. With the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s annual fundraising …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Hillary Clinton dogged by perceptions of dishonesty over email saga

Until several months ago, Hillary Clinton was considered a shoo-in for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2016. But …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Do homeless men in the Wyoming Valley require permanent shelter?

Would it be a good idea to … … establish a permanent shelter in Wilkes-Barre for homeless men? For decades, …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

The Times Leader editorial headline on Aug. 19 hit the nail on the head: “Water disruption in Wyoming Valley puts …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Mayoral candidate Tony George has integrity that Wilkes-Barre needs

I was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, and many of my close family members still reside there. For this reason, …

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

Our Opinion: We received the KKK’s literature; here’s our reply

Dear East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, Your recruitment fliers recently arrived at certain Wilkes-Barre households, and we …

August 29th, 2015 |  

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

Earlier this month, we received a letter to the editor from Harriet Clyde Kipps, a Glen Lyon resident whose passion …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: School consolidation in Wilkes-Barre won’t save money or serve students

I just read Mark Guydish’s article about the rarity of three high schools in a district. He mentioned SAT scores …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre voters urged to get familiar with city’s elected posts and office-seekers

As we approach Election Day on Nov. 3, registered voters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County and Pennsylvania at large will be …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

In May, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board President Lou Elmy joked that the district’s plan to build a new high school …

August 29th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: EPA’s Clean Water Rule a real blessing, deacon says

Thank you for your Aug. 19 editorial titled “Water disruption in Wyoming Valley puts focus on precious resource – and …

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

Letter to the Editor: Attend Save Our Schools public forum regarding Wilkes-Barre Area’s predicament

The news article about a 91-year-old man who lived in his residence 67 years and is about to lose his …

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

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump’s first debate performance called ‘refreshing’

The first big presidential debate of the 2016 campaign is over. Some 24 million viewers tuned in and only because …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Nanticoke and Plymouth Township improve outlooks with financial turnarounds

Diamonds to Nanticoke and Plymouth Township. Each of these Luzerne County communities, once tagged financially “distressed,” has patiently and painstakingly …

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

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 |  

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