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January 19, 2014 Three young people at the Grand Central Mall learned the hard way how their actions can have mortal consequences. more »»

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January 18, 2014 UP: To Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC for its purchase this week of the SABIC Innovative Plastics plant property on Dupont Road. more »»

Sticker Shock

January 17, 2014 West Virginians are going to pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than the president and his cronies insisted for years. more »»

Helping Hands

January 16, 2014 The end is in sight for the 300,000 affected West Virginia American Water customers who were without water because of last week’s chemical spill in the Elk River. more »»

Wasting Money

January 15, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»


January 14, 2014 Last Thursday, about 7,500 gallons of a chemical, crude MCHM, used in the coal-cleaning process, leaked from a storage container owned by Freedom Industries at its Kanawha County facility on the Elk... more »»


January 13, 2014 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, on the heels of an announcement from House Speaker Tim Miley and Senate President Jeff Kessler of an investigation into an alleged fraud in the Department of... more »»


January 12, 2014 This past week marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of the war on poverty. more »»

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January 11, 2014 UP: To the workers whose jobs kept them outside during the brutally cold temperatures of this past Monday and Tuesday. DOWN: To Robert . more »»


January 10, 2014 Just two states, Maine and West Virginia, lost population last year, the Census Bureau reports. And of those left in the Mountain State, a disproportionate percentage are older people. more »»


January 9, 2014 Today, West Virginia lawmakers begin their first full day of the 2014 legislative session, and hunt for $33 million in budget cuts Gov. more »»

No Safeguards

January 8, 2014 It seems virtually every revelation about Obamacare is another piece of bad news. President Barack Obama’s takeover of the national health care system is dominated by bad ideas. more »»


January 7, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Arctic Cold

January 6, 2014 Until Wednesday morning, the weather forecast is calling for the coldest temperatures the Mid-Ohio Valley has seen in years. more »»


January 5, 2014 When Walt Helmick became West Virginia commissioner of agriculture last year, one of the first things he did was to request a thorough audit of his departmen. more »»

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January 4, 2014 UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley’s first babies of 2014. At 8:08 a.m. more »»

Looking Ahead

January 3, 2014 The Mid-Ohio Valley has much to look forward to in 2014, perhaps more this year than in recent memory. more »»


January 2, 2014 In December, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. more »»

Happy New Year

January 1, 2014 Now that the new year is upon us, we join in the chorus many of our readers are undoubtedly singing: where did the old year go? Time passes quickly. However, it has passed and 2014 is here. more »»

Debt Burden

December 31, 2013 West Virginia lawmakers spent a good part of 2013 discussing college affordability, as it pertains to their effort to increase enrollment in higher education programs. more »»



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