Our View: Like a great coach, Trump learning what he needs to win

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil’s visit to town Friday for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner got us thinking — of all things — about the current rate of turnover in the Trump administration. Not a logical parallel, we know. But let us explain. When Vermeil took over the Eagles […]

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Land of beauty threatened by oil and gas leases

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees a whole lot of parkland around the nation, recently did the right thing by listening to some Native American leaders about how a Trump administration proposal might damage one of the most sacred cultural sites in the U.S. Zinke postponed the sale of gas and oil leases […]

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Their view: Stephen Hawking was a pioneering physicist and inspiration for overcoming adversity

Without question, Stephen Hawking, the legendary theoretical physicist who died March 14, 2018, at 76, was not only the world’s best-known scientist but also one of the greatest scientific figures of all time. Indeed, since 1979, he held the same professorial chair at Cambridge University once graced by Sir Isaac Newton — who, unlike his […]

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Their view: 5 reasons Trump wanted McCabe fired

Andrew McCabe stepped down as the FBI’s deputy director in January and had planned to officially retire on Sunday, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him Friday night – a little more than 24 hours before the 20-year bureau veteran would have qualified for full retirement benefits. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had […]

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Our view: Sterling site needs to be done right

And just like that, a debate that faded should be renewed. The question may be changing, but it is no less important. We used to asked what should be put in the space once housed by the Hotel Sterling. Now the question is starting to look like what will be put there? Staff writer Jerry […]

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Their view: Early childhood vision screenings vital to good health

While most of us are anxiously waiting for spring to arrive, many parents are already beginning to prepare for fall – anticipating their children’s first day of kindergarten. Kindergarten registrations are in full swing within all local school districts, helping parents and pre-school children plan for the coming year. And Northeast Sight Services is proud […]

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Their view: A little kindness can go a long way

American novelist, Henry James, once said, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” If you are like me, you might be wishing there was a bit more kindness going around. I am increasingly frustrated with what […]

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Capitol Roundup: Governor launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale this week to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk about ways to improve school safety and security. “Ensuring the safety […]

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Your view: Keep radar out of hands of local police

Speed Trap Bill SB 251, arming municipal police with radar guns, should be voted down. This law is not for safety, it is only to get money – your money. In early 1979, a US television station showed viewers a radar gun clocking a palm tree at 85 mph and a house at 28 mph. […]

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Our view: Wilkes deserves credit for joining Red Flag Campaign

Diamonds to Wilkes University for participation in the national Red Flag Campaign designed to raise awareness about intimate partner violence. It may seem like a small thing when the first visible sign of the campaign is little flags dotting the campus landscape, but this is a big issue. At least one study found one in […]

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