Self-fulfilling prophecies

Self-fulfilling prophecies

Responding to popular demand, Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing ahead with an initiative to take the politics out of legislative redistricting. His recently announced bipartisan advisory panel, composed largely of former politicians and academics, is tasked with making...
Diversity, and otherwise

Diversity, and otherwise

Sarah Hofius Hall’s Sunday story pointed out the increasing diversity of the student populations in Lackawanna County’s school districts (Scranton in particular), and compared that to the almost complete lack of diversity among...
Bigger fish

Bigger fish

After a roughly two-year delay, former Pennsylvania Attorney General, Scranton native and Waverly resident Kathleen Kane is behind bars. She was often her own worst enemy while in office, but hardly the only bad apple in the state’s judicial and law-enforcement...