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Aug. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Bible is very clear about homosexuality

The Bible is widely believed to be the best-selling book of all time, with Guinness World Records estimating that over five billion copies have been sold. I would like to know why we aren't reading the words written in this book that will save our souls.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Adding state EITC helps hard-working families

If you think back to your first job, you probably did not make much money. But whether you were babysitting a neighbor's child or mowing someone's grass, those jobs taught valuable lessons about responsibility and a job well done. Moreover, the experience may well have prepared you for the next job - perhaps with a little more pay.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Sean O'Leary: Remember facts in prevailing wage debate

The debate over West Virginia's prevailing wage law continues months after the Legislature passed S.B. 361, which required Workforce West Virginia to develop a new methodology for determining prevailing wage rates using all available economic evidence.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Unions fear GOP candidate Walker

Donald Trump may be the latest front-runner, Jeb Bush the most successful fundraiser, and John Kasich the latest heralded entry in the Republican sweepstakes, but Dana Milbank's column in the July 25th issue of The Herald-Dispatch makes it clear that Scott Walker is the candidate the unions fear most.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Laura Gilliam: United Way uses funds to address most pressing needs

Each year, United Way of the River Cities (UWRC) provides funding to programs in the community that have a significant impact on the region's most critical issues. These issues have been identified through the review of carefully gathered data.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Will big minimum wage hikes help or hurt?

The steady drum beat for a significantly higher minimum wage has finally found some lab rats.

 


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: DEA revives its effective drug take-back days

During the first nine Prescription Drug Take-Back Days orchestrated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, people across the nation turned in 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons, of expired or unneeded prescription drugs for safe disposal.

 


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Milt Hankins: The Supreme Court performs admirably

I read the concern of a local columnist in The Herald-Dispatch that "the Supreme Court has surrendered its noble calling to becoming the pinnacle of political activism."


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Improving education success rate is Job 1

The new president of Marshall University will face many challenges - from declining state funding and affordability to faculty salaries and athletic budgets.