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Editorials

Blunt Talk: Conquer your fears and get vaccinated

“If you’re not vaccinated, you’re part of the problem...” Gov. Jim Justice was blunt in his regularly scheduled briefing Tuesday, during which he also praised those who have worked to help West Virginia reach 64.5 percent of eligible residents having received at least one dose of the ...

To the Stars: Science, tech offer opportunities for West Virginia

Most West Virginians do not think much about our state’s role in helping our nation reach for the stars. We are the home state of one of NASA’s “hidden figures,” the late Katherine Johnson, whose mind was so sharp, some of the early astronauts would trust computer calculations only ...

Job Market: Teenagers step in to fill employment spots

Kids these days, right? Lazy, ungrateful, good-for-nothing so-and-sos ... right? Maybe not, as U.S. employers are discovering the population willing to step in and take the jobs others are unwilling to do is a bit younger than they are used to. Analysts suggest part of the reason for the ...

Reading: Blue Ribbon Book Club a great benefit to state

West Virginians don’t always think about all the people and organizations quietly working behind the scene to make a difference to improve our lives. An announcement this week from the state Department of Education reminds us those folks are everywhere. Because of a partnership with the ...

Workshop: Honesty about food scarcity needed

Mountain State lawmakers are turning their attention to a problem that has plagued the state’s residents for generations, with the number of those it affects only increasing. Food insecurity affects one in seven West Virginians — one in five children. That means that for 20 percent of our ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the number of opportunities for summer learning presented by our local school districts. An example last week featured the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center and some of its patients at a Wood County Schools summer program at Jefferson Elementary. Students were exposed to birds with ...