Disregard politics: move US forward
Stephen Kopp changed the face of Marshall University and Huntington. As the news of his unexpected death spread Wednesday night, some friends and associates described him as a visionary, and he was that.
The Republicans are sputtering about what they can and cannot do to put the chocks under President Obama.
The Big Sandy Superstore Arena was full of excitement Sunday as about 450 Marshall University students received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Winter Commencement.
The day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, hundreds of American patriots gathered at Harris Riverfront Park to mourn the loss of innocent life. As we joined in prayer and song, there wasn't a dry eye in sight. We needed healing, and we needed answers.
Don't let nation put W.Va.'s lights out
When he signed the bill raising the state minimum wage, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knew "there may be some unintended consequences," but I don't think anyone thought it would be this bad:
Tobacco products generate huge amounts of revenue for state governments.
Does anyone recall "Christmas Clubs" that were run by banks generations ago? For those too young to have such memories, the arrangement was that each week you deposited a small sum, often a dollar, and after Thanksgiving you received all your money back for your shopping spree. That scenario is so far removed from today's lifestyle that it seems implausible.
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