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Helping the Homeless

December 4, 2013 About 3,000 people will not go to bed in their own homes tonight in West Virginia, because they don’t have homes. more »»

Worth Considering

December 3, 2013 No rational, compassionate West Virginian wants government to do anything that might encourage people to abuse drugs. more »»

Two-Party Government

December 2, 2013 It should not have come as a surprise to those who have watched West Virginia. Delegate Ryan Ferns that he decided to leave the Democrat Party and become a Republican. more »»

Adequate Minimum

December 1, 2013 West Virginia legislators should continue looking into a proposal they increase minimum requirements for vehicle insurance in the state — but they need more information before proceeding. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

November 30, 2013 UP: To all the people who volunteered their time out of their own holiday to help serve Thanksgiving meals at the various locations in our area. more »»

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 »»

Thanksgiving

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 »»

 
 

 

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