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Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 15
For almost 50 years, summoning help in an emergency has been as easy as dialing 9-1-1. It was at a press conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 1968,...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 15
The NCAA last month rescinded the last of the sanctions it imposed on Penn State’s football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. A four-year...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 15
Commonwealth Court Judge Ann Covey is the latest target in the continuing effort of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) to mislead voters into...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 15
“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation: We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 15
Vaccination is the “hot topic” right now. Everyone, qualified or not, is weighing in – professional organizations, physician experts, TV...
Published on February 23, 2015 - Page 6
During his recent trip to London, Gov. Christie provoked what the British call a row by winking at antivaccine know-nothingism even as measles cases...
Published on February 23, 2015 - Page 6
THORN: Heads are still shaking in disbelief over the story last Thursday about a Berwick woman who made a love connection with a man after reading...
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
“Stop Police Brutality. It was just a rock!!!” PROTEST SIGN At a demonstration in Pasco, Wash., over the deadly police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-...
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
The Supreme Court is now considering cases that could usher in nationwide marriage equality, and state-level gay marriage bans are falling faster...
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
Polling done just after the State of the Union speech found “crosscurrents that signal a complex political terrain” for Congress, the White House and...
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or...
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
A full month into 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 102 cases of measles, a pace surpassing the typical year....
Published on February 22, 2015 - Page 28
ROSE: This winter seems to have trapped us on a numbing treadmill: cold, followed by some snow, followed by more cold, followed by more snow... This...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
Last week, Gov. Wolf announced a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. He cited as reasons a system riddled with flaws, and said that the...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
I am responding to “Black students say they feel scrutiny (Sunday, Feb. 15): “One thing labor economist Julianne Maleaux suggested may help is...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
ROSE: The region’s real estate market got a jolt of good energy this week with the news that Talen Energy, the power-generation firm being spun off...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
To most of the people in this country and in this area, the closeness of bondage is aloof in their memories, but, rest assured, bondage is present in...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
On behalf of the entire District Attorney’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the residents of Luzerne County, we would like to thank the...
Published on February 21, 2015 - Page 26
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or...
Published on February 20, 2015 - Page 8
It will be interesting to see if Democrat Tom Wolf is any better at reaching across the aisle than Republican Tom Corbett was at working with the...

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