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Opinion

Hopes and expectations

Columnists

Parents have hopes and expectations for their children as they grow and mature. At the forefront is the attainment of a meaningful career that provides purpose and adequate financial resources. If all goes according to plan, a lifetime of work results in retirement with sufficient income to ...

Poor Health

Editorials

If you are still dealing with the effects of a massive holiday dinner, followed by a few days of leftovers and lots of couch time for football, you may be feeling a bit unhealthy at the moment. It won’t be a surprise to learn yet another study finds West Virginians are the unhealthiest in ...

COVID Effects

Editorials

If you wonder what it means to our kids to be learning in real classrooms where they can interact face-to-face with teachers and their peers, take a look at how the pandemic learning loss affected West Virginia’s results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ annual report ...

Generosity

Editorials

As we picked our way through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, we hope you saved some room in your budget for the one that perhaps matters most: today’s Giving Tuesday. As described on givingtuesday.org, the idea is “a day that encourages people to do good.” During ...

2024 campaign machinations

Columnists

Will Gov. Jim Justice run in the 2024 U.S. Senate race to challenge Sen. Joe Manchin? I honestly would be surprised if he goes through with it, but could he win? It’s certainly possible. Justice said last week he is giving a Senate run some serious thought. He originally hinted at such a ...

Site Readiness

Editorials

est Virginians have heard a lot about the importance of “site readiness” in attracting new economic development. But in the Mountain State, getting a site ready for development can take on an entirely new meaning, as our fossil fuel heritage has left behind some scars. According to the ...