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Your view: Where have we seen this before

The George W. Bush Administration passed two tax cuts for the rich, started two wars, saw the stock market crash, doubled the national debt in two terms and left during “The Great Recession” when the unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent. Did those two tax cuts grow the economy? No. The Trump Administration now has […]

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Outdoor Notes

The Huntington Mills United Sportsmen Camp 271 will host its 16th annual Coyote Hunt from midnight Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21, and is offering a $1,000 grand prize to the winner of the contest. Cost to register is $25 with the option of a $2 smallest coyote pool. All applications must be postmarked […]

Comments - 3:39 pm - updated: 11:26 pm.

Your view: Jonathan Grula Foundation thanks donors

The Jonathan Grula Memorial Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the Four Diamonds Fund in Hershey. This amount is from our fundraisers held throughout the year. Jonathan was a 12-year-old Wilkes-Barre Township boy who suffered from leukemia. He passed away in September 1999. This foundation was formed in order to do charitable works in his memory. […]

Comments - 7:31 pm

Birders’ Corner

Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list, along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at: grwyovalas.org. Dec. 30 Nanticoke Northern mockingbird, eating holly berries Female Northern cardinal Dec. 31 Beaumont (Wyoming County) Great horned owl, calling Dec. 27 Luzerne Borough Red-tailed […]

Comments - 12:09 pm - updated: 12:10 pm.

Cold snap has frozen iguanas falling from trees in Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — It’s so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit early Thursday in parts of South Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. That’s chilly enough to immobilize green iguanas common in Miami’s suburbs. Palm Beach Post columnist […]

Comments - 10:38 pm

Toomey: FEMA accepting firefighters grant applications WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program. The application period will close on Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. These grants […]

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley headed to NFL

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has played his final game for the Nittany Lions. The versatile All-American announced on his Instagram on Sunday night that he would forgo his final eligibility and enter the April’s NFL Draft. Barkley posted a photo of himself with a letter to his Penn State teammates and Nittany Lion […]

Comments - 8:45 pm - updated: 10:18 pm.

Goldman Sachs expects$5 billion hit from tax overhaul

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs expects to take a $5 billion hit to profits for the fourth quarter and year because of the tax overhaul signed into law last week. As a result, the New York bank will likely report a loss for the last quarter of 2017. But Goldman and other banks will be […]

Comments - 7:50 pm

Cabinet to perform New Year’s Eve show at Kirby, page 6 Disney On Ice to bring princesses to Mohegan Sun Arena, page 2 The year in review: Top 10 albums of 2017, page 4 The year in review: Top 10 albums of 2017, page 4 Cabinet to perform New Year’s Eve show at Kirby, page […]

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Pa. woman shocked by her electric bill

ERIE — A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes “just about popped out” of her head when she saw the amount. She suspected that her family had put up […]

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