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Editorials

Exercises

Beginning Friday, the Mountain State will for the first time host Vigilant Guard, a Federal Emergency Management Agency exercise co-sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command and National Guard Bureau. West Virginia National Guard and state Emergency Management Division officials will welcome more ...

Vaccinations

While many people are occupied with worrying about COVID-19, who is getting the vaccine, or not, and whether schools are going to require masks, something has fallen by the wayside. Routine vaccinations already required of school children are being overlooked. According to the Associated ...

Diversification

There is value in walking in another person’s shoes. And while U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh wasn’t exactly suiting up for a day’s work in the Ohio County underground coal mine he visited recently, one would hope he learned a little more about the people whose livelihood are in ...

Growth

Included in the reworked Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is $1 billion for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., did some of the heavy lifting in developing the bipartisan compromise bill. Gayle Manchin is co-chair of the ARC. West Virginians who grew up in ...

Technology

Our world changed dramatically as lockdowns in response to the pandemic forced us to figure out new ways of doing our jobs, learning and communicating. As is often the case, some of those adjustments to a bad situation may end up having long-term positive effects. Certainly the realm of remote ...

Boosters

At the beginning of this month, fewer than half of the total U.S. population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In West Virginia, the percent of the population that is fully vaccinated is a disappointing 39.31 percent — 45th ...