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To Your Health: Heart disease reversible with Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Heart disease is serious, and it may seem like once you’re diagnosed with it, or you suffer a heart attack, you’ll never be “healthy” again. Heart disease is responsible for one in four deaths each year — and it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women when it goes untreated. However, with […]

Comments - 6:01 am

Their view: Expect an artificial annual address

The State of the Union address, which President Trump is scheduled to give on Tuesday, offers most presidents a rich political opportunity. They can use the occasion to announce their agenda for the year ahead; they can make a sales pitch for favorite legislation; they can rally supporters or reach out to critics. They can […]

Comments - 6:27 pm - updated: 8:53 pm.

Remember When: Biodegradable straws caused less litter and more humor

You sippers of soda, iced tea and water had better unite before it’s too late. Your drinking straws are endangered. That’s right! A public official out in California wants to take those little plastic devices away from you and (since there’s no other way to do it) make you start drinking straight out of the […]

Comments - 6:00 am

Your view: Legalized marijuana is a bad idea

The statement in the article about Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale advocating for the legalization of marijuana, noting that the “train is steaming down the tracks full bore,” is probably correct. Our legislators are probably drooling over the possibility of a new sin tax to fund their pet projects. However, this writer is confused about […]

Comments - 5:29 pm

Their view: Trump sells America First at Davos

As 3,000 top businessmen and political leaders awaited Donald Trump’s speech at the Davos World Economic Forum on Friday, my mind flashed back to Davos in the early 2000s when those who denounced multilateral trade deals and institutions were outliers. In 2000 and 2001, I watched cadres of scruffy anti-globalization protesters march up Davos’ narrow […]

Comments - 5:18 pm

Your View: Community leaders voice support for Navient

As leaders and members of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we write to voice our support for our friends, neighbors and family members who are employed at Navient, a company that traces its roots in the community to three decades ago. Navient is a major employer in the region and contributes much to our community. Navient has generously […]

Comments - 11:58 pm

Their view: The urgent case for redistricting reform

The electorate should applaud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent decision if we genuinely want to “Make America Great Again.” The high court found the state’s GOP-drawn congressional districts violate the state Constitution, and ordered all 18 districts redrawn in the next few weeks. The creation of highly partisan, gerrymandered congressional districts may well be the […]

Comments - 11:46 pm

Their view: Just a game, yet it’s so much more

Well, you’ve got a week. Not to pooh pooh excitement over the Super Bowl, but there always is that niggling notion that, you know, it’s just a game. How does it manage to rate for so many? Let’s do a little math. Roughly 1.6 million residents in the City of Brotherly Love. The New England […]

Comments - 4:21 pm

Their view: Everyone wins when higher education and business collaborate

It is no secret the business community is constantly looking for advantages to remain ahead of its competition in our global economy. Advantages, though, come in many forms: Research and development, enhancing logistics, retaining the best and brightest employees, growing efficiencies and developing a solid, well-rounded workforce just to name a few. Another avenue is […]

Comments - 12:59 pm

Beyond the Byline: Protect the unprotected

WILKES-BARRE — Former West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy was standing on the Water Street Bridge earlier this week with current Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz, staring at the massive ice jam on the Susquehanna River. The two men, like all West Pittston residents, were concerned about what could happen if the ice didn’t soon break up and […]

Comments - 12:59 pm - updated: 12:56 pm.

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