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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Horoscope

The Aquarius moon would like to remind humans that the impulse to help one another is innate in the species, and the rewards for doing so are organic. Helping is one of the things that produces a pleasing cocktail of chemicals in the human brain. Our bodies are wired for uplifting one another, ...

Hints From Heloise

A spotlight on missing children Dear Readers: May 25 has been named National Missing Children’s Day. Its purpose is to bring attention to MISSING AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN. After a large number of kids went missing, particularly in the early 1980s, it became evident that there was no ...

Reader sickened by sister’s sexual assault

Dear Annie: Over the summer, my sister was raped. She chose not to report it. She was at a house party when it happened. She doesn’t know who did it. She confided in me the morning after, and I urged her to report so that the person who did it could be prosecuted and, hopefully, kept from ...

Trump, Obama and Congress to blame for Iranian policy

WASHINGTON — Difficulties with Iran will recur regularly, like the oscillations of a sine wave, and the recent crisis — if such it was, or is — illustrates persistent U.S. intellectual and institutional failures, starting with this: The Trump administration’s assumption, and that of ...

Is the nation on the ramp to impeachment road?

After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to the White House to tell the president, “I have been praying for you, Sir.” To which Wilson is said to have replied, “Which way, Senator?” Historians ...

This Week In W.Va. History

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. May 26, 1895; Athlete Ira Errett “Rat” Rodgers was born in Bethany. He was among the greatest Mountaineer football ...

W.Va. to get $106M in federal disaster relief funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia is set to get $106 million in federal disaster relief money. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday said the state would be getting the funds as part of a federal grant. The West Virginia Democrat says the money was already approved by Congress and the president ...

U.S. stocks rebound

(AP) — Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market’s steep losses from a day earlier. The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed ...

Trump’s invitation to his own impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s abrupt walkout from a White House meeting on infrastructure legislation with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday has only heightened the controversy over a possible presidential impeachment. This huffy exit three minutes into the meeting with House ...

What’s missing from the China policy

The Dow plunged 450 points on the opening bell May 6 in response to this presidential tweet: “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No! The 10% will go up to 25% on Friday.” Economists eye this brinkmanship fearfully. Bank of America/Merrill ...

Painter gives the Old Testament a colorful, surreal new look

MINNEAPOLIS (TNS) — The idea came to Samuel Robertson at a moment of artistic aimlessness. He was painting — but haltingly. And his works didn’t have a theme or deeper purpose. Robertson considered whether to illustrate one of his favorite books, which might help him tap an existing fan ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. SATURDAYS ELKINS FARMERS MARKET will be from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through October behind the Elkins Railroad Depot. Items for sale will include fresh vegetables and fruit (in season), ...

How ‘lunch shaming’ is facing scrutiny around the U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying children a hot meal apparently isn’t a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money. After a flood of angry Facebook comments and phone calls, a Rhode Island district last week abandoned its plan to serve cold sandwiches to students whose families owe ...

Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sends Cannes swooning

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Celine Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. “I think it’s because it’s a love ...

A problem for every solution

Among the many things that frustrate Americans about Washington, D.C., is the unwillingness — not inability, but unwillingness — to solve problems. One of many examples is the U.S. national debt, now more than $22 trillion and counting. As Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James ...

HUD should put Americans first

DUH: We no longer live in a constitutional republic. We live in an idiocracy. Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents ...

Mark Levin takes on the press

Best-selling author and talk radio star Mark Levin has another terrific new book that debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The media habitually ignore Levin’s books — no New York Times reviews, no TV interviews, nothing — and it must drive them insane that he still sells millions of copies. ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

County seeks to outlaw needle exchanges

LOGAN (AP) — A West Virginia community is taking a stand against needle exchange programs. News outlets report Logan County commissioners voted this week to draft an ordinance that would outlaw starting a needle exchange program there. Commissioner Danny Godby says officials want to find ...