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Their view: Trump just pushing back against media bias

Is this my lot in life for the next four (or more) years? The night Donald Trump won the White House, I strapped in for an expected journey of defending his administration when I wished, and criticizing it when warranted, following the pattern I had set during the campaign. But is it also my fate […]

8 Comments - 4:40 pm

Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

Gov. Tom Wolf this week joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3, which the governor said would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor. “I want to thank the members of the Senate who fought this bill, […]

8 Comments - 11:36 am

Your view: Some songs for the inauguration

The editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, depicting the Red Army choir singing at President Trump’s inauguration struck a chord in my memory bank of melodies. Perhaps the choir will sing the Russian navy song: “Red Sails in the Sunset” or the choir will change “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing, Tweet, Tweet, […]

8 Comments - 10:42 am

Your voice: Tired of paying taxes

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes. Why should I keep paying? The new year has not even come, and I am being taxed again. Now, can someone answer me this question? Come Jan. 20, 2017, we will have a new president, Donald Trump. Trump has not paid his taxes, claiming he was smart enough to know […]

8 Comments - 10:41 am

Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God

Reading the article last Sunday “Changes in American religion” by James A. Haught reminds me of reading Time Magazine in my high school library stating, “God is Dead.” I know you don’t “shoot the messenger,” but that was a wake-up call. Twenty-five percent of Americans have no religion. That is higher than any religion in […]

8 Comments - 10:40 am

Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy President Obama has stated: “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s mind about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you are doing the work of our adversaries for them.” Hillary Clinton has stated: “We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free […]

8 Comments - 10:39 am

My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

As I look back at 2016, I say good-bye and good riddance. There are many who had a great 2016, and to those I say good for you and I hope 2017 is even better. Losing my mom this past April really put a damper on the rest of the year. As someone recently said […]

8 Comments - 12:11 pm

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader offers reasons for Clinton defeat

Dear Editor: Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election? When being interviewed, the governor of a neighboring state told his grandmother how many things he wanted for his state. His grandmother said, “Pray to Jesus and he will hear you.” The governor said, “I pray to Jesus many times and He doesn’t hear me.” His […]

8 Comments - 11:58 am

Wyoming Hose Company #1 thanks community

Wyoming Hose Company #1 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual boot drive that recently took place at the Midway Shopping Center. The generosity of everyone was greatly appreciated. Also, as a reminder, we recently mailed out our yearly fire drive donation request. Please donate whatever amount you are able to give. […]

8 Comments - 9:23 am

My corner, your corner: Support local businesses whenever you can

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday and the Sunday Dispatch printed a huge article on all the downtown stores. Dispatch writer Jimmy Fisher did a yeoman’s job putting that article together. West Pittston Tomorrow ran a full-page ad regarding locally owned merchants in the Garden Village. I do hope they had a successful start to the […]

8 Comments - 7:34 pm

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