Each and every one of the 422 fellow West Virginians we have lost to COVID-19 has been a precious life, as Gov. Jim Justice points out. But just seven states have done better to save lives. Our epidemic fatality rate of 23 per 100,000 is one-third of the national average - and lower than 42 ...

True value of an honest businessman

Letters to the Editor

I have heard so many people use an explanation for voting for Donald Trump: he is better for business. Indeed, Vice President Pence remarked during the recent vice presidential debates that President Trump is a businessman. OK. I get that business owners might indeed be glad that a ...

Manchin surprises former delegate

Letters to the Editor

During my 34 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates, I had the honor to serve with many state legislators, including Joe Manchin. During those years in the 1980s and 1990s, he seemed to operate in a non-partisan fashion generally representing the conservative values of our state. ...

Reader: Voters need the facts, not fiction

Letters to the Editor

In response to Doris Kelley’s Oct. 10 letter, I offer this. In the words of Vice President Pence, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.” I’ll make this short and sweet. I repeat, Trump did NOT say our soldiers are losers. When Trump said, “I don’t like ...

Time running out on election campaigns

Letters to the Editor

I called Sen. Capito’s office this morning but she wasn’t there. Someone said she might be out on the Capitol steps helping change diapers on the Democrats who boycotted the vote this morning on Judge Amy Barrett. I didn’t watch the show but there must have been a lot of them there, ...

Dispute over an alleged statement

Letters to the Editor

A Navy vet said I was lying when I quoted what Trump said about our heroes who lost their lives in wars defending our great country. How can you call me a liar? Trump was the one who made the statement, but yet you don’t want to see him for what a loser he is. Trump has no respect for ...