Saturday Jul 26
Residents voice frustration over flood...
So much so that a crowd of about 35 residents came out to voice their displeasure with the situation before borough council on Thursday.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The Times Leader
Local fire company gets Homeland Security grant
The Laflin Borough Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $20,634 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help purchase 10 sets of outer protective clothing, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced Tuesday.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Tunkhannock Township Volunteer Fire Company gets $133,000 grant
The Tunkhannock Township Volunteer Fire Company in Long Pond will have another tool for fighting wildfires, thanks to a $133,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Democratic challenger shows the money in congressional race
Despite facing daunting odds against winning, Democratic congressional candidate Scott Brion showed fundraising strength in the last two months in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Deputy AG to Look into ‘Circumstances’ Surrounding Missing Lois Lerner E-mails
Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Wednesday that he plans to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's delay in notifying other agencies about the missing emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Take a look at voting records
I am writing to point out my concerns about the performance of our local congressmen in Carbon County in response to their voting records on retiree issues.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
4 Reasons This Has Been A Good Week For People Getting Conned By Predatory Lenders
When low-income people struggle to make ends meet, predatory payday loans are often their only option.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Barletta deserves praise for immigration stand
I watched U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's press conference online and your recent editorial "Suffer the children coming to Hazleton" couldn't be further off the mark.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Congressman joins striking nurses at Wilkes-Barre hospital
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright joined striking registered nurses on the picket line outside Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Monday as they loudly chanted, "Day four, ready for more!" Shouting in a bullhorn, Mr. Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, charged officials from the for-profit hospital owned by Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems are ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Bennington Banner
House passes Welch legislation advancing energy efficiency in schools
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Peter Welch's bipartisan legislation to encourage schools administrators to make cost-saving energy efficiency upgrades.
National Review Online
Eli Lehrer: It's Time for a Conservative Global Warming Agenda
Rather than falling back on the claim that global warming isn't a problem, conservatives should take a page from liberals' playbook and use the issue to pursue policies they already favor.
Check disbursed to revitalize West Scranton park
A group of area nonprofits received some much-needed help to turn a dusty West Side lot into a center of community culture.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
US News & World Report
America's Cheap and Quality Water Supply Could Be in Peril
Last month's news that Americans will need to pay more for water comes at an interesting time, just as summer season commences and community pools populate.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Cartwright, Moylan to meet in debate
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, and Republican challenger David Moylan, the Schuylkill County coroner, have agreed to participate in two debates before the Nov. 4 general election.