Opinion

Hillary Clinton book reveals no surprises

Letters to the Editor

A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton’s book, “What Happened,” was released to the public and I would like to share my impressions on it. But first, a disclaimer: I’m a Democrat. I’m hot-blooded on Democrat-leaning issues and ideals. I voted for President Obama both times, no regrets. I ...

Is there such a thing as inherent evil?

Columnists

Some experts in investigating crime have speculated we never will know why Stephen Paddock decided to go on a killing spree last Sunday night. They’re missing what at one time would have been the obvious answer. The atmosphere of politics in our country has been poisoned to such a depth ...

Innovation

Editorials

Sierra Club officials, who likely speak for most environmental extremists, believe withdrawal from the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan will be “a double whammy for our communities: It will result in increased rates of respiratory illness and premature death while worsening climate ...

WVWC students accepted into Student Fellows Program

Columnists

BUCKHANNON — Three students from West Virginia Wesleyan College have been accepted into the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program. The program is designed to help students develop higher quality projects for their Enactus teams with sustainable impacts. Accepted into the ...

Professors made an impact

Columnists

When two faculty members have given 106 combined years of service to Davis & Elkins College, that is reason for gratitude and thanksgiving! During our recent Founders’ Day Convocation, we celebrated a pair of remarkable professors who have made an indelible impact upon the students they ...

VA Scandal

Editorials

How should a Department of Veterans Affairs manager who defrauded the government, took chances with veterans’ health care, then devised a coverup be punished? You may have some ideas about that. The federal government’s answer? Counseling. As we reported Tuesday, one of U.S. Rep. David ...

Growing local economies

Columnists

According to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group, more than one third of West Virginians live in distressed communities. After onerous regulations targeted West Virginia for nearly a decade, it’s no surprise that many are out of work and our local communities are ...

Raising awareness

Columnists

I once read a story about an experienced scuba diver who drowned during a dive. There were no defaults with scuba gear and the chemical analysis of the air from the high-pressure cylinder revealed no irregularities. Nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity, regulator malfunction, homicide and suicide ...

First Lady Visits

Editorials

First Lady Melania Trump was to come to West Virginia this week for a very unpleasant purpose — to visit Lily’s Place in Huntington. If you are aware of Lily’s Place, you understand how difficult it would be for Trump — or anyone with an ounce of compassion — to visit the health ...

Suggestions won’t work

Columnists

Not a single one of the suggestions for preventing senseless violence such as that committed by Stephen Paddock last Sunday night would have kept him from slaughtering dozens of people. Anyone who tells you differently is lying, perhaps to himself as well as you. Politicians and bureaucrats ...

More Access

Editorials

If you have traveled for business or pleasure during the past couple of years, you probably had to make lodging reservations in advance. Before doing so, you looked into the hotel, rental unit or other accommodation you were considering. Clean? Check. Breakfast? Check. Near attractions or ...

Big Money

Editorials

No one knows how much money Americans wager on sporting events, simply because much of the betting is done illegally. Estimates are mind-boggling, however. One is that annual betting on the Super Bowl alone tops $8 billion. Another is that $30 billion to $40 billion a year is wagered on ...

Marketplace still open

Letters to the Editor

The Health Insurance Marketplace is still open for business. Open enrollment for 2018 Marketplace insurance plans begins Nov, 1 and runs through Dec, 15. Although the open enrollment period is much shorter this year, many of the same insurance plans are still available to qualified consumers. ...

Enjoying a new traditional experience

Columnists

The Highland Dance Competition was a lively new Forest Festival event held Sept. 30 in the amphitheater at Davis & Elkins College. Katy Dillon, a talented local dancer who received certification from the British Association of Teachers of Dance, organized this competition. The event brings ...

State senators show road bond support

Letters to the Editor

For not one penny of additional taxes, West Virginian’s can choose today to immediately have better roads and more jobs! Today, state voters can help repair and improve our state roads while providing a greatly needed boost to the West Virginia economy by supporting the Roads to Prosperity ...

Back to partisan politics

Columnists

Donald Trump — and it seems to be a very bad habit — manages to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. After a run where he appeared presidential, and even more remarkably, human, handling DACA and hurricanes, he managed to perform a reprise of Charlottesville. Bipartisanship went by the ...

Federal tax cuts could help W.Va.

Letters to the Editor

Recently proposed federal tax cuts could help West Virginia more than any other state. The proposed tax cuts on the middle class and small businesses like mine would mean more money in West Virginians’ pockets, helping them cover rising costs of living and stimulating the local economy. ...

Barbour County steps into autumn

Columnists

Hello from Barbour County! I just love this time of year. Fall has to be my favorite season. The sky is so blue, the clouds look so fluffy, and the leaves are so beautiful. I love the cooler temperatures, and the air even seems to have a “crisp” smell to it. If you happen to be near the ...

Standing up in an era of fence sitting

Letters to the Editor

I’m tired of lazy government officials that see a tax increase, by any name or term, each year as normal and acceptable. I’m tired of bored bureaucrats that see tax increases as the solution for their failures. I’m tired of secretive politicians that negotiate my future behind closed ...

Something better for us

Columnists

Hebrews 11:40 says, “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” For more than a month now the words “some better thing” have been on my mind. Something better deals with or refers to something better than what we have now. My ...