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Mar. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Easing smoking restrictions a step backward for W.Va.

West Virginia has one of the most unhealthy populations in the United States, and the state's relatively high smoking rate plays no small role in that.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Williams should rethink city's needs

The mayor of Huntington seems to be in a quandary over how to provide the needed equipment to clean the winter streets. How about not paying a spokesman over $50,000 plus benefits to do what the mayor should be doing himself and quite often does?


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: Wisconsin troubles could harm Walker's bid

When I was small, I spent seven or eight summers in Wisconsin's North Woods, amid tall pines and shimmering lakes, as my father was field athletic director of Camp Eagle Crest on Found Lake. I loved the travel between our urban home on Chicago's northwest side and the clapboard cabin the camp assigned to our family.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the People

America should take military approach to ISIS


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Bill to improve handling of campus sex assaults

You might think that young women in college would be more likely to report sexual assaults than other women of the same age.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Perry leaves legacy of leadership, service

Community leaders come in many forms.

We have official leaders - the elected office holders, CEOs of area businesses, the heads of large local institutions, the pastors of churches and leaders of civic organizations. Others provide community leadership as "catalysts," providing respected perspectives and opinions that influence our decisions. And some make a difference as "connectors" who bring people together to find their common ground and help move the community forward.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Doug Reynolds: Out-of-work miners deserve a second chance

Like many parents, Maria and I like to ask our children what they want to be when they grow up. Our middle son, Grant, fluctuates between gourmet chef and coal miner, like has papaw and his Uncle Rick.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the People

Everyone must work together to fight drug problem

If you are tired of drug abuse and tired of seeing drug deals on our streets, then please help stop this problem.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the People

Purchase a misuse of taxpayer money

There is no way such a small lot, the small store site plus small parking lot and not really in the business center and on a street where many businesses have either closed or moved to 3rd Avenue, is worth $765,000. The purchase of the 4th Avenue property by Marshall University was made with state money, not Marshall's, so apparently the price was "right" as well as unimportant. That the lot will be used as a parking lot in the foreseeable future and does not adjoin Marshall property was also apparently unimportant.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: Ohio experiences streak of child fire deaths

When it comes to fire safety and risks, Ohio is no more dangerous than any other part of the country.

While West Virginia and Kentucky residents have an above average risk of dying in a fire, Ohio almost exactly matches the national average, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration.