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Editorials

Olympics

Beginning Friday, billions of eyes will turn toward Tokyo as the 2020 Summer Olympics finally begin. That we have been able to come this close to the opening ceremonies is a medal-worthy accomplishment. Delayed last year because of COVID-19, the Olympics are moving forward, even though the ...

Reach for the Stars

Most West Virginians do not think much about our state’s role in helping us reach for the stars. We are the home state of one of NASA’s “hidden figures,” the late Katherine Johnson — whose mind was so sharp, some of the early astronauts would trust computer calculations only after ...

Nomination

It seems incredible, but should Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to become new director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy be confirmed, he will be the first physician to serve as our nation’s “drug czar.” President Joe Biden has leaned on Gupta already, as an adviser on ...

Energy

Federal officials know this country has a range of problems to solve, as economies transition in regions that have traditionally powered the nation. It has taken them a bit longer to understand they have the resources to help us do something about it. A little good news came last week, ...

Economy

As the economy reopens in the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, employers are facing a harsh reality. There are simply fewer workers. Census Bureau estimates show the U.S. working population (ages 16-64) fell 0.1% in 2020. It might not seem like much, but it is the first decline in decades — a ...

Boos & Applause

Applause to all who organized and took part last weekend in the Beverly Heritage Center’s celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Union’s victory at Rich Mountain Battlefield. Reenactors were on hand and a host of events were offered, including a Fun Run and activities for ...