EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Abuse victim’s letter worth sharing; tell us your reaction

A piece of mail arrived this week at the Times Leader’s office on North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, that made us reconsider our policy on printing anonymous letters to the editor. Typically, for a letter to be published in print and online, it must include the author’s full name (or, at minimum, first initial of the […]

8 Comments - 11:45 pm

Our Opinion: Prepare college-bound students with personal safety strategies

Talk to college-bound students about campus safety. Speak frankly about the risks – including sexual assault, alcohol-fueled violence and hazing – and spell out your expectations for his or her conduct. Use the campus escort service at night or walk with a trusted friend. If you’re going to attend a party, guard your drink. If […]

8 Comments - 4:09 pm

Our Opinion: This school principal’s plan for encouraging good behavior takes the prize

Would it be a good idea to … … reward students for keeping quiet in the halls and generally not causing a disturbance at school? A prize-based program to be unrolled this school year at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, in Factoryville, seeks to inspire good behavior by dangling lots of carrots rather than imposing the […]

8 Comments - 3:21 pm

Our Opinion: Veil lifted on would-be developer of Wilkes-Barre train station

Area investors aim to restore the historical New Jersey Central train station in Wilkes-Barre and develop the surrounding site. (Aimee Dilger | Times Leader file photo) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Market_Street_Square1_toned.jpgArea investors aim to restore the historical New Jersey Central train station in Wilkes-Barre and develop the surrounding site. (Aimee Dilger | Times Leader file photo) Diamonds to area […]

8 Comments - 1:50 pm

Our Opinion: Know any dirt on misuse of state tax dollars? Alert an auditor

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale meeting with the Times Leader editorial board Friday adternoon. Clark Van Orden | Times Leader https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_DePasquale.jpgAuditor General Eugene DePasquale meeting with the Times Leader editorial board Friday adternoon. Clark Van Orden | Times Leader Can you pinpoint places where Pennsylvania’s tax money gets squandered because of either sloppy practices or outright […]

8 Comments - 3:11 pm

Our Opinion: Can’t pay your property taxes? Explore Luzerne County’s ‘hardship program’

It’s small consolation, but certain Luzerne County homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes due to unpaid property taxes no longer have to plead before a judge for a reprieve. Instead, they can fill out a form. Like we said, it’s a small consolation. The newly announced hardship program, intended for low-income elderly […]

8 Comments - 11:30 pm

Our Opinion: Are you recycling all you can? What if someone monitored your trash to find out?

Do we need cops at the commingling bucket? (Pete G. Wilcox | Times Leader) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_gaminggrants03.jpgDo we need cops at the commingling bucket? (Pete G. Wilcox | Times Leader) Would it be a good idea to … … take a closer look at people’s trash, hoping to divert more glass jars, newspapers and other recyclables from […]

8 Comments - 9:51 am

Our Opinion: ‘Spice’ far more dangerous than drug’s name implies

The latest drug scourge to strike the Wyoming Valley involves, not “bath salts,” but instead, a concoction called “spice.” Don’t be fooled by the cutesy name; this is a nasty, chemical-laced substance that can kill. Dozens of people requiring medical attention, most in their 20s and 30s, have been found under its influence near downtown […]

8 Comments - 2:37 pm

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 a bit about commerce as they peddle squash, cukes and other vegetables. Just as important, they and their probation officers get a chance to interact more informally behind the sales table, perhaps resulting in better […]

8 Comments - 2:01 pm

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

Like summertime, the action at Pocono Raceway near Long Pond roars by quickly. Catch it while you can. (Times Leader file photo) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_PoconoRaceway.jpgLike summertime, the action at Pocono Raceway near Long Pond roars by quickly. Catch it while you can. (Times Leader file photo) On this day, the last in July, you better jump to […]

8 Comments - 11:50 pm

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