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Walking around the problem

April 6, 2013 This week in Barbour County, we saw a rare local example of a true grass-roots movement. more »»

Amendment is one more step down a slippery slope

April 2, 2013 West Virginians have been zealous guardians of our right to information — the keystone of our liberty, prosperity and personal safety — for decades. more »»

As we welcome tomorrow's dawn

March 30, 2013 When the sun rises Sunday morning, Christians throughout the world will welcome much more than a new day. It will herald in Easter. The celebration has many meanings to different people. more »»

New bill would help protect deputies

March 28, 2013 After killing two West Virginia state troopers last fall near Charleston, a drug-crazed man was cornered by Roane County sheriff’s deputies. more »»

Bill would protect the health of children

March 27, 2013 West Virginians would not tolerate it if a government official stood beside their family doctors and overruled physicians’ recommendations for care of our children. more »»

Tomblin’s reform bill a good start

March 26, 2013 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators have accomplished something very worthwhile in passage of a major education reform bill. more »»

Smith made heroic strides at D&E

March 23, 2013 Davis & Elkins College President G.T. “Buck” Smith announced last Friday that he will be voluntarily stepping down June 30 after five exemplary years of service. more »»

Educate teens on new media

March 21, 2013 It seems obvious from recent events that many teenagers are not being educated adequately regarding technology and communications medi. more »»

Bill would strengthen people’s right to know

March 19, 2013 Perhaps the most basic guarantee West Virginians have of our liberties, our financial well-being and the prospect of bright futures for our children is knowledge of what our government is doing. more »»

Skylar’s Law should be passed by Legislature

March 18, 2013 Last week, David Neese of Star City, pleaded with state legislators to instill more of a sense of urgency into a program intended to find and rescue children in danger. more »»

Overcrowded jail system reaching a crisis point

March 16, 2013 A pair of Randolph County news stories this week illustrate the massive problems the state is facing regarding overcrowding in the regional jail and prison systems. more »»

Manchin’s speech on medal merits applause

March 14, 2013 Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision that an issue on which he took a strong stance merited a speech on the Senate floor will be applauded by many of his Mountain State constituents. more »»

Tomblin’s education proposal a good start

March 13, 2013 Improving public schools in West Virginia will not be easy and it will not happen overnight. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposal to accomplish reform is far from perfect. more »»

State slow to admit router error

March 11, 2013 At long last, West Virginia state government is admitting the purchase of about $24 million worth of computer network routers in 2010 was botched badly. Well, that’s a start. more »»

Closure of White House is political posturing

March 9, 2013 If you’re traveling to our nation’s capital today — or in the near future — you’ll notice one big change among tourist destinations: The White House is now completely closed to the public. more »»

Combining classes will hinder kids’ education

March 9, 2013 Even with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s focus on education this Legislative session, it still seems that the children of our state are not being put first. more »»

Belington city election turnout was shameful

March 8, 2013 The residents of Belington should be ashamed of themselves. more »»

International exports shoring up coal industry

March 7, 2013 Prior to the election last November, President Barack Obama’s supporters insisted those — like this newspaper — critical of his war on coal didn’t know what we were talking about. The U.S. more »»

Tomblin takes right stand on Medicaid

March 6, 2013 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has resisted enormous political pressure to do the right thing for West Virginians — all of us — regarding the Medicaid program. more »»

Education reform bill leaves out private sector

March 5, 2013 West Virginians need all the help we can get to improve our public school system. more »»



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