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Just as Kentuckians give thanks that they’re not as fat, unhealthy and uneducated as Mississippians, the folks on Luzerne County can take solace that their government’s still not as bad New...

Lover boy

The ethical conundrums of Lackawanna County’s own State Sen. Robert Mellow took a personal turn this week. His ex-wife, Diane, who figures prominently in a budding inquiry into his rental arrangements for his district office in Peckville (he was renting office...

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President Obama’s drop in the polls was of almost academic predictability. Every occupant of the White House enjoys a honeymoon period that inevitably ends once the real world challenges of governing kick in. That said, Obama must feel a little whip-sawed by his...

Covering up

A Scranton Police Department internal investigation finds that its three officers who shot and killed Brenda Williams acted properly and in accordance with departmental policy. That much wasn’t surprising. What was, though, was the report’s lack of...