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The Fine Arts Fiesta returns to Public Square in Wilkes-Barre today. Jump Start! has all the fine details.

Saying their facility is being overwhelmed by the region’s raging opioid problem, nurses and other workers demonstrated outside First Hospital in Kingston Wednesday. They are seeking a new contract with Commonwealth Health, the for-profit owner of the psychiatric hospital. Meanwhile, a Wilkes-Barre zoning board heard heard arguments for and against a proposed¬†residential center for parolees recovering from addiction.

In other news, UGI is raising rates for gas customers and the Dallas School Board voted Wednesday to raise taxes and borrow $16 million to build a new elementary school.