Confidence: Students can feel safe knowing there’s a plan


For days local parents of school-age children have anxiously waited for more information from school districts and law enorcement as threat after threat poured in to disrupt the school day at one district, then another ... then another. During that time, both school administration and law ...

Police: Report should be eye opener for West Virginia


Mountain State residents are for the most part proud to support the law enforcement officers who keep them safe. Though there are tough questions to ask across the country, we here in West Virginia believe we do a good job of showing our appreciation to the good officers who serve our ...

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UP: To those who donated during the annual Give Local MOV event last week, pushing some nonprofits to even higher numbers than in last year’s event. During a time when we are more in need than ever of the services provided by these groups, it is encouraging to know the community is there to ...

Conservation: Laudable goals will require cooperation


Biden administration members have a lot planned for 2030. Last week they announced another goal — conserving at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. It was all detailed in the “America the Beautiful” report, and is being touted by supporting groups as a “locally led and ...

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This time last year, the mothers of the world were just getting the hang of quarantine, online schooling, juggling two or three new roles and trying to keep a grip on their own sanity. For some, it has been more than a year now, and the work didn’t get any easier, but the mothers (for some, ...