Cheers & Jeers
The winners and losers from this week’s news, as selected by the editors of The Citizens’ Voice.
CHEERS to all the veterans we recognize today on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. A great way to honor veterans for their service would be to attend today’s Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade, which begins at 2 p.m. on Market Street in Kingston and ends on Public Square.
JEERS to the nearly 48 percent of Luzerne County voters who did not show up at the polls Tuesday. While turnout was much higher than in the last midterm in 2014, it barely exceeded turnout from the 2010 general election. one half of the potential voters staying home on Election Day is nothing to celebrate.
CHEERS to news that Earth’s ozone layer is thickening 20 years after the world’s nations agreed to ban chlorofluorocarbons, which eat away at the ozone that shields us from ultraviolet rays. It shows that we are not powerless to redress the damage humans have done to the environment.
JEERS to the Scranton Diocese and other dioceses with histories of child sexual abuse for trying to stave off legislation removing statutes of limitations in such cases by setting up their own compensation funds. The dioceses have proven ir responsible in handling these matters and victims deserve their day in court.