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Biden’s voting speech

If this is Joe Biden when he’s forceful and passionate, the country is better off with the passive and detached version. The president gave a thunderous address in Philadelphia on Tuesday denouncing alleged Republican voter suppression. Playing on the darkest fears of Democrats and layering ...

TREE-mendous lesson at Kump Center

Once again this week Nanci Bross-Fregonara and her husband Jim Fregonara from the Division of Natural Resources led a Summer Science program at Kump Education Center, but this week the topic was trees. The activities were so memorable that Y Day Campers told their parents about it, and it ...

PSC offers advice on outage preparations

Anyone who lost power during the winter storms can tell you that the time to prepare for a power outage is before the storm starts. In 2013, the Public Service Commission ordered the major electric utilities to institute Vegetation Management Programs to protect power lines from downed tree ...

Still trapped in a box

I never thought as a reporter I’d be writing a column to tell a government official to stop talking so much, but here I am calling for an end to the twice-a-week COVID-19 briefings by Gov. Jim Justice. Or at the very least end the completely virtual briefings and return to in-person ...

Wise old owls and birds of a feather

Last Wednesday Nanci Bross-Fregonara and her husband Jim Fregonara from the Division of Natural Resources led a Summer Science program on birds at Kump Education Center. Day Campers from the Elkins Y arrived on Country Road vans to enjoy an afternoon of active science explorations with West ...

Afghanistan a failed mission?

As in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973, the year our prisoners of war came home, America did not lose a major battle in Afghanistan. Yet we did not win the war. South Vietnam was lost. And contrary to the message awaiting President George W. Bush when he landed on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, ...