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Obama’s legacy is in danger

March 29, 2014 After a defeat in a special election in Florida, dire predictions of Democratic disaster at the polls accelerated among the punditry. Suddenly it was Obamacare which sank Alex Sink at the polls. more »»

Frequent parent-child conversations help

March 29, 2014 Kump Education Center volunteers and teachers at Midland Elementary School are preparing for a transition to a kindergarten workshop for parents and their children May 9. more »»

Allow God to lead you along way

March 29, 2014 The following article was written by my late daughter, Kristin Leigh Short. As most of you remember, Kristin was a passionate and beautiful soul. She fought for the freedom of those in bondage. more »»

GOP now moving toward the center

March 22, 2014 The Texas primary that rewarded Sen. John Cornyn a 59 percent mandate over Steve Stockman with 18 percent was an ominous development for the Tea Party. more »»

A critical spirit can condemn all

March 22, 2014 It sneaks up on us, taps us on the shoulder, one criticism leads to another and before we know it, we have developed a critical spirit. more »»

Give me five fruits and vegetables a day

March 22, 2014 Children learn health habits early. They eat what adults give them, and they exercise like people they see at home, in school or on TV. Most of the health choices families make are automatic. more »»

Storyteller to appear at library

March 22, 2014 Happy spring from Barbour County! Hopefully the cold weather is behind us and we can look forward to flowers, gardening and warmt. more »»

Both sacrifice and greed on display

March 21, 2014 Shared sacrifice was on display during the session of the West Virginia Legislature that ended recently. But greed was there, too. As you may know, times are tough in state government. more »»

Capito has every reason to smile

March 18, 2014 U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito will have every reason to be smiling broadly when she speaks in Wheeling today. more »»

Ukraine a mine field for Obama

March 15, 2014 During the Ukrainian “Maidan” coup the United States once more decided to lecture another foreign state. more »»

Chinese dragons on parade at school

March 15, 2014 Dragons crowded the gym floor at Elkins Middle School on the last day of February. more »»

Life comes to us in seasons

March 15, 2014 Hello dear friends. It has been a long time since we have talked. I knew I needed a sabbatical of sorts in order to fully attend to the season of life that I was facing. more »»

Information flowing just one way

March 14, 2014 While we were discussing one of the problems we at the newspaper sometimes have in obtaining public records, another journalist advised me, “Don’t take it personally. more »»

The injustice of Jim Justice

March 13, 2014 This year’s Legislative session is now complete. Depending on one’s perspective it could have been either inconsequential or mildly successfu. more »»

Working to keep our head above water

March 13, 2014 With my support, the House of Representatives recently passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which provides relief from flood insurance rates that have skyrocketed to unaffordable... more »»

Stop us before we spend again!

March 11, 2014 Some of the amendments legislators have suggested for state Senate President Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund bill have interesting undertones. more »»

Ignoring financial storm warnings

March 4, 2014 Even as a proverbial perfect storm was bearing down on West Virginia, in the state Capitol officials were ignoring storm warnings from budget analyst. more »»

Abortion the third rail of politics

February 25, 2014 Social Security really isn’t the “third rail” of politics, despite what has been said. Abortion earns that distinction. more »»

Obama goes over familiar terrain

February 22, 2014 If nature abhors a vacuum, the last months, indeed years, could have fooled me. Barack Obama and his enemies have gone back and forth over the same political terrain for more than five years. more »»

Spaghetti dinner set for today

February 22, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! I do have some good news! Spring will arrive in less than one month! I have heard some reports of ladybug sightings and some are even tapping their maple trees for the... more »»



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