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Opinion

Opioid crisis: Tragedy, travesty

Letters to the Editor

The pharmaceutical industry acted in a timely manner to have insulation in place in the event the opioid crisis ever neared a reckoning. Having lobbyist/ politicians in place to mitigate the heat of litigation against opioid manufacturers and suppliers is good business. It’s a walking, ...

Why so surprised?

Letters to the Editor

Edward S. Brenwalt writes that he doesn’t think much of our president’s record. He says many of his promises have not been kept, and ones that he has claimed to have kept he has had to lie about because they were certainly not kept. We knew he was a vain and vulgar, pathological liar, ...

Parade flags

Letters to the Editor

I hope that people will stand and remove their hats as every American flag passes by during the Forest Festival Parade on Saturday. Alan Merklin Elkins

Grateful for help

Letters to the Editor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends who donated toward the purchase of my new wheelchair. It is heartfelt and very appreciative. I didn’t realize I was so blessed with so many friends, but I am thankful that you were there when needed. This brings me back to a ...

Fundraiser a success

Letters to the Editor

The family of Donald R.Carr would like to thank everyone who purchased hot dogs and baked goods at our fundraiser on Aug. 31 at Wal Mart. Thank you to everybody who just gave donations. Special thanks to Walmart for allowing us to have our fundraiser at their location and for their donation. ...

Rare Earth

Editorials

Mention gadolinium, ytterbium and praseodymium to a friend and the reaction is likely to be, “Huh?” Yet the substances and 14 others also classed as rare-earth minerals are important. They are used in a variety of manufacturing, including cellphones and television sets. Until the 1980s, a ...

Diverse and growing

Columnists

The Davis & Elkins family is diverse and growing. Students are at the forefront of our family. Others are very important parts as well. To mention just a few, we have alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, Elkins and Randolph County friends, and business partners. Parents, another important ...

Tough Problem

Editorials

West Virginians have a tradition of finding solutions to tough problems. One reported last week will be a tough nut to crack, however. Still, we have to do something — because this one involves our children. Due in large measure to the drug abuse crisis, our state’s foster home network is ...

Natural Gas

Editorials

Putting all of one’s eggs in a single basket usually is a bad idea. Yet we Americans have done just that with a vital industry. For decades, the Gulf Coast has been the focal point of our nation’s petrochemical industry. Because much of the oil and natural gas produced in the United ...

Political willpower problem

Columnists

In Washington, everyone knows the national debt is a disaster, at $22.6 trillion and growing by leaps and bounds. No one seems capable of building a bipartisan consensus to do anything about it, however. We have an equivalent here in West Virginia: the State Road Fund. Both it and the ...

New Data

Editorials

Even proponents of widespread access to abortions say they hope the practice is rare. Those who believe abortion is immoral would like to see it go away entirely. From either point of view, a recent study on abortions in West Virginia is good news, then. A study by The Guttmacher Institute, ...

Too Trusting?

Editorials

Perhaps West Virginia State Police officials should reflect that what the Legislature has granted, the Legislature can take away. Most state agencies are required to comply with Purchasing Division guidelines when they buy goods or services on their own. The rules are meant both to ...

Politics turned on its head

Columnists

Ever since the coup that overthrew the Ukrainian government in 2014, American politics has been turned on its head. With the State Department taking the lead, the elected government of Victor Yanukovych was overthrown by the remnants of the “Orange Revolution” of 2005. John McCain and ...

Much to Do

Editorials

State officials are right to be pleased with improvements in West Virginia’s economy during the past few years. Unemployment, at a statewide average of 4.6% has not been lower in some time. But putting the number in context reveals that this is a situation in which the grass really is ...

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Applause to Mike Ross and family for making a million dollar contribution in support of the WVU Medicine Children’s “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign and the Brick Health Outreach Fund in the WVU School of Medicine. A portion of the new gift will be used to name the family waiting area ...

Promises made, promises kept?

Letters to the Editor

This is a follow up to my previous letter, which continues the trend of providing a list. This time, however, we are going to be looking at Trump’s record. Lets begin: Trump is constantly claiming, “Promises Made, Promises Kept!” But what “promises” were kept? He hasn’t even built ...

What does bill mean for education?

Columnists

You are invited to a public forum to discuss the omnibus education legislation passed in July 2019. Randolph County Democratic Women will offer this opportunity for the public to learn more about House Bill 206 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Kump Education Center located across from Kroger. ...

IRS refund would slash power bills

Letters to the Editor

If the government is serious about cutting carbon emissions to “save the planet,” a great place to start would be to provide a pathway for home owners to implement solar and wind power. An IRS refund of $5,000 dollars per household to be used on solar and\or wind power would make most ...

Providing pleasure for music lovers

Letters to the Editor

Drawing from Jamaican, Mexican, his native Brazilian and other sources, guitar virtuoso Carlos Barbosa-Lima held a Randolph County Community Arts Center audience spellbound last Saturday as he transported them into the infectious swing and sublime melody of the Latin American musical world. ...

Group extends thanks

Letters to the Editor

Pure Country Twirlettes would like to extend a huge thank you to the following people and businesses for helping raise money for uniforms, parties and the end of year banquet: Aarons, Advance Auto, Auto Zone, Barb’s Restaurant, Bates Carpet, Betty Hale, Bob’s Automotive, Camden Creek, ...