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Editorials

Fire Safety: Follow the rules and stay safe

Saturday is the start of West Virginia’s fall fire season, and while it may be tempting to spend a brisk October day relaxing around a backyard fire pit, it is legal to do so only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. That is because the air is drier and winds are higher during the day, ...

Flu Shots: Protect yourself and your loved ones

Our attitudes about the COVID-19 pandemic might be changing, but that doesn’t mean letting down our guard. The same goes for flu season, which some experts predict may be the worst we’ve faced in a few years. Just as with COVID-19, however, there is something we can do to protect ...

SNAP Stretch: Make food program permanent

Food insecurity is a greater problem in our region than many of us care to consider. Even when we see the rising prices at grocery stores, it does not always translate to us thinking about those who are being priced out of a decent meal for their families. But the need is great, and ...

Opportunity: West Virginia needs nurses

If you have received care from a nurse in West Virginia lately, you may have noticed it seems as though they have a lot on their plates — yet they still manage to get the job done. Among the reasons for that increased workload is a shortage of nurses, and the problem is expected only to get ...

Hunting: Be safe and enjoy the season

Deer season is upon us. Here in West Virginia, the deer archery and crossbow season has begun and will continue through Dec. 31. Antlerless deer split seasons will open in select counties starting Oct. 20; the two-week buck firearms season is scheduled to open Nov. 21 and a deer muzzleloader ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the Wild Wonderful Good Sams camping chapter of West Virginia, which put together blessing bags as part of a community service project that delivered more than 40 items placed in 2-gallon bags for WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center to give to those in need. Sometimes it’s the ...