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Aug. 29, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Arts center a plus for downtown and Marshall

As work progressed over the last 18 months on what has become Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center, excitement was building among those interested in seeing the redevelopment of downtown Huntington continue.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:59 AM

Many bamboozled by the phony war on coal

Do you want your child to grow up and work in a coal mine? Probably, your answer is “No!”


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:58 AM

Voice of the people

Every 11 years, the sun changes polarity. About every 300,000 years, Earth changes polarity. The problem is that Earth is way overdue.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

Many people look at the incarcerated as "out of sight, out of mind." But many of these men and women will one day be leaving prison and returning to society. Prisons have the responsibility of humanely treating these individuals and supposedly giving them a chance for some rehabilitation. That is a joke; the prisons don't believe in rehabilitation, and the reason we know that is their use of a method of torture labeled "solitary confinement."


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Latest flood underscores need for storm water plan

Huntington really did not need a reminder about why the city must move forward on a long-term storm water management plan, but last Friday we got one anyway.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Mark Caserta: Race relations get worse under Obama

Despite the progressive rant in the country about racism toward President Obama, nearly everyone in our great nation, liberal and conservative, had hopes that the historic election of America's first black president would help narrow the racial divide in our country.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Up: Streamlining regulations could aid brewing industry

The growing popularity of craft beer was on full display in Huntington two weeks ago, when local organizers put together a Craft Beer Week celebration that culminated with the second annual Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival on Aug. 16 at Heritage Station.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Down: Fatality illustrates need to limit riding in cargo spaces

A recent traffic accident in Kentucky offers both the public and policy makers plenty to think about when it comes to safety procedures while traveling in vehicles.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

Anyone with first-hand experience with the Affordable Care Act in West Virginia knows that the "common knowledge" that Shelley Moore Capito gives in her TV ad attacking "Obamacare" consists only of often-repeated myths.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Diane W. Mufson: Columnist raises crucial points on education

Most folks know I tend toward liberal views. But as I have told friends and critics, there are issues and times that conservatives make excellent sense.