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BaloneyGate: Where there’s smoke there’s usually fire

By Staff Writers Luzerne County Council’s plate is full with all kinds of issues to deal with this coming year (no pun intended), and this month it takes a closer look at numerous allegations leveled against the former warden of the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, Joseph Piazza. Where there is smoke there is usually fire,...
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BaloneyGate Update

A preliminary investigation by the Independent Gazette has unearthed apparent discrepancies between publicly-available inmate menus for the Luzerne County Prison and foodstuff invoices dated from late 2011 through November 2012. Invoices for products such as bacon, cantaloupes, and strawberries have been confirmed and appear to conflict with meal options presented to prison inmates. These documents...
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BaloneyGate

Edd Brominski speaks to the Independent Gazette. Oh, no, is this “BaloneyGate?” No worries, County Manager has it under control. Who knew what, when? Listen to Mr. Brominski, Harry Haas, Mike Lacey, Robert Lawton, and Eugene Kelleher. Check out the menu. Bon Appetit, and thanks, taxpayers, Sincerely, The “White Shirts”  ...
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The Muckrakers: a history

While muckraking articles began appearing in the late 1800s, the January 1903 issue of McClure’s Magazine is generally credited with the launch of muckraking journalism. The term “muckraker” actually appeared later, initially in comments by President Teddy Roosevelt in a 1906 speech about journalism, when Roosevelt referred to a character in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress as “the Man with the Muck-Rake.” Originally used as a pejorative, the public came to embrace the term, as well as the work provided by these intrepid writers.

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