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National Parks: America’s Treasures

Summertime. Kids are out of school and families take to the road. The Independent Gazette also took to the highway this past month as we began our documentary on our country’s national parks and treasures. As one shop owner in West Yellowstone, a small Montana community and the Western gateway to the granddaddy of all national parks, Yellowstone, said, “Where else can a family come these days and visit such beauty and experience nature in its natural state for so little?” And we agree.

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Hollenback Golf Course gets new course

On July 23 the Independent Gazette contacted the city requesting the overall cost of the pond project, including a breakdown of the equipment rental from Franchelli Enterprises, whose equipment is pictured in the photos provided to the Gazette by an anonymous tipster. We also asked whether any part of the project was put out for bid and requested the start and end dates of the project.

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Our return to slavery

Slavery was tolerated for the first several decades of our country’s existence. However, those opposed to this reprehensible practice eventually succeeded in outlawing it. The watershed moment was President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But sadly, over recent decades, we are witnessing a return to the practice of slavery.Early slave owners kept slaves in order...
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Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County employment position interview process

Luzerne County Council Vice Chairman Edd Brominiski received complaints from county residents stating they applied for county positions. These individuals have a wealth of experience and were never granted interviews.The Luzerne County Charter provides a selection process for choosing the most qualified candidates to work in Luzerne County.  However, oversight of the selection process is...
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