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Park Funding

October 22, 2013 West Virginia’s state parks—the natural gems that attract thousands of visitors to the state every year—are in need of a facelift. Many of the parks’ buildings are at least 75 years old—some older. more »»

Tight Rein

October 21, 2013 State officials are putting the finishing touches on a master plan to upgrade the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. more »»


October 20, 2013 Republicans were the political losers in the government shutdown that finally ended on Thursday. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 19, 2013 DOWN: To the tea party Republicans in both the U.S. more »»

Possible Solution

October 18, 2013 Don’t look for many convicted criminals to volunteer, out of the goodness of their hearts, to help out the criminal justice system that put them behind bars. more »»

Runaway Spending

October 17, 2013 It appears the long standoff between liberals and conservatives in Washington is about to end. more »»

EPA Hearings

October 16, 2013 When the U.S. more »»

Poor Judgment

October 15, 2013 President Barack Obama has been at best disrespectful, and at worst dishonest in dealing with important members of the U.S. military while he and Congress lock horns. more »»

Up and Up

October 14, 2013 One wonders, sometimes, whether President Barack Obama and others involved in his vendetta against the coal industry pay any attention to their own administration’s energy forecasts. more »»

Bad Management

October 13, 2013 In late Septemter, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor reported a multi-year, $38 million communications tower project was mismanaged badly. State purchasing laws were broken, the auditor said. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 12, 2013 UP: To the third annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff scheduled today from noon-3 p.m. at Point Park. more »»

Robert Crooks

October 11, 2013 It is with much saddness we learned of the death of longtime Parkersburg pediatrician Dr. Robert Crooks. Crooks, 91, died Tuesday at his home. more »»


October 10, 2013 If asked, most West Virginians probably would say that drugs are a big problem in the state. more »»

Political Points

October 9, 2013 Last week, a group of World War II and Korean War veterans from Mississippi, having traveled to Washington, D.C. more »»

The Right Focus

October 8, 2013 Government can do little about some of what impedes economic development in West Virginia. more »»

No Compromise

October 7, 2013 Politics may be the art of compromise, but there has been precious little of it from President Barack Obama. more »»

Newspaper Week

October 6, 2013 Newspaper people don’t talk much about what we do, but as we enter the 73rd National Newspaper Week, it’s appropriate to remind you, our readers, about the daily contributions newspapers make in you... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 5, 2013 DOWN: To members of the U.S. more »»

Political Points

October 4, 2013 President Barack Obama is making certain the government “shutdown” does not affect some pet programs. Obamacare, for example, is plowing right along as if nothing had happened. more »»


October 3, 2013 After decades of steaming up and down America’s waterways, the historic Delta Queen was tied up at Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2009. There, she serves as a floating hote. more »»



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