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Black Friday

November 29, 2013 Even though many of us have been listening to holiday music in stores since the end of October, today marks the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season. more »»


November 28, 2013 The story of the first Thanksgiving Day is one every elementary school-aged child knows. more »»

Needed Law

November 27, 2013 West Virginia is one of just five states that have no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals — tigers, bears, cobras and the lik. more »»

Deer Season

November 26, 2013 While retailers look forward to Black Friday, Black Monday has already arrived for many small grocery and convenience stores. Monday was the opening of the two-week deer gun season in West Virginia. more »»

Cost Control

November 25, 2013 These days, a single college textbook can cost more than some area residents paid in higher education tuition for an entire semester. It is not uncommon to pay more than $100 for a book. more »»

Early Release

November 24, 2013 West Virginia prisons and regional jails are less overcrowded than they were seven months ago, meaning a law enacted then appears to be working, state legislators were told this week. Let’s hope so. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

November 23, 2013 UP: To the Salvation Army and all of the volunteers who will cook and then serve thousands of Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday. more »»

JFK Assassination

November 22, 2013 Fifty years ago today, at approximately 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a Dallas, Texas, motorcade. While Americans born after Nov. more »»

Yes on Levy

November 21, 2013 On Saturday, Wood County voters are being asked to do something county voters have done for 68 years — support their local schools by voting to pass the 5-year continuing levy. more »»

Avoiding Tragedy

November 20, 2013 Few weeks go by without some new proposal for additional restrictions on gun ownership by Americans. A constant debate rages — and that is probably the right word — over the issue. more »»

Do No Harm

November 19, 2013 No one can say with certainty what President Barack Obama’s apparent reversal concerning canceled health insurance policies means. In all likelihood, Obama and his aides don’t really know themselve. more »»

End Handouts

November 18, 2013 Though getting government spending under control often is seen as a Democrats vs. Republicans battle, some of the most egregious waste gets bipartisan support. “Farm support” spending is exhibit No. more »»

Cracker Plant

November 17, 2013 Considering there were no promises made that an ethane cracker plant actually will be built, there was a massive amount of enthusiasm generated in the wake of Go. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

November 16, 2013 UP: To Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s announcement Thursday of the proposed development of a new petrochemical complex — the ethane cracker plant — that has been discussed for so many years. more »»

Game Changer

November 15, 2013 Gov. more »»

Jim Clements

November 14, 2013 While most observers were still absorbing the somewhat surprising news that West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck was not leaving for a similar job at the University of Texas in... more »»

Never Again

November 13, 2013 Sometimes, our elected and appointed government officials just do not think. It happened just a few weeks ago, during the so-called “government shutdown. more »»

Costly Giveaways

November 11, 2013 Finding and pursuing a cause dear to the hearts of liberal politicians has become the newest get-rich-quick scheme in the United State. more »»

Veterans Day

November 11, 2013 On Nov. 11, 1921, an American soldier killed in World War I whose identity was not known was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on a hill overlooking the Potomac River. more »»

Teaching Children

November 10, 2013 It is human nature to trust those around us more than people from elsewhere. more »»



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