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Category Archives: Northeast PA
The travails of Tarah Toohil continue, in part because she has left unanswered questions hanging out there. There’s a lot for the media to follow up on – but will they?
Hat tip to Jake Sternberger for alerting me to this — the anonymous creator of the Tarah Toohil video has posted a detailed statement today in the video’s caption about why he or she posted the video. Jake tweeted “Guy … More after the jump
Toohil-Gate: It’s the Hypocrisy, Not the Possible Pot Use — and Why Is She Against Medical Marijuana?
About the widely viewed video montage of state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne County) (please note: I had nothing to do with creating or posting the video, and I have no idea who did, either) — Some people have been saying how … More after the jump
KP contributor Tom Borthwick has some thoughtful suggestions for how Scranton might raise some more revenue over at the NEPArtisan blog: •Send a tax bill to any non-profit engaging in an activity outside the scope of their non-profit activity. The … More after the jump
Makes sense – working families need a break. Millionaires and wealthy “non-workers” don’t. “I’ll tell you what, Scranton, they may have voted “no” on these tax cuts once, but I’m filled with the Christmas spirit,” the president told the crowd … More after the jump
If you are in this zone, please listen to authorities and evacuate as directed. Stubborn-ness is a leading cause of death and injury in these situations. More than 100,000 residents were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday … More after the jump
The Electric City’s high unemployment rate may be the new normal, according to a recent analysis of labor statistics. While the rest of the state was hit by the economic downturn, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazelton region lost more jobs than others. “The … More after the jump
Ed Mitchell, a political consultant to former state Sen. Bob Mellow, testified before a federal grand jury this week in connection with Mellow’s political corruption case. Mr. Mitchell is the latest in a string of witnesses in the Mellow investigation … More after the jump
Jurors thought it was business as usual up in Lackawanna County when they heard the prosecutions arguments against Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak. Cordaro, a former county commissioner, and Munchak, a current commissioner, have been convicted of public corruption. The … More after the jump