The Herald-Dispatch Opinions RSS 2014-04-20T07:51:04-04:00 urn:uuid:1b4aaecd-a220-4476-a731-f1603094589d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. C. Richard Cobb Sr.: Let's make Huntington, W.Va., shine The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 <p>On Saturday, April 12, Huntington citizens were out around town participating in the City of Huntington's spring cleanup in conjunction with the "West Virginia -- Make It Shine" campaign. </p> Tom Miller: Manchin leaves open option of another run for governor The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Even though there are some heated political campaigns already underway for West Virginia's 2014 primary and general election, the most interesting campaign news last week was the word from U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that he may run for governor in 2016 when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's second term is over. </p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 <p>There is a picture on my refrigerator of my grandmother, my grandfather, their sons and daughters and their husbands and wives, and grandchildren. </p> Rebecca Faye Smith Galli: Can spring's confidence inspire our own renewal? The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Spring will be in full bloom soon (we hope!) as Easter announces this life-changing season of renewal, rebirth and reawakening. </p> Editorial: Expanding pre-kindergarten worth investment The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Cycles of poverty and poor health are a very costly proposition for West Virginia. </p> Nick Joe Rahall: Teamwork, experience will fuel job growth The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 <p>This is one of a series of columns written by candidates in the May primary elections. </p> Thumbs Down: Kentucky should pursue action on heroin, treatment The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 <p>During its recently concluded session, the Kentucky Legislature apparently intended to move forward on a bill aimed at addressing a part of the serious substance abuse problem in the state. Even though the Senate passed the legislation in January, the House never got around to voting on the measure despite efforts to act on the last day of the session. </p> Thumbs Up: DMV starts to close the gap in online world The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 <p>The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has been behind the curve regarding what it allows residents to do via the Internet. But, finally, there are tangible signs that the DMV is trying to catch up. </p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 <p>A lawsuit alleges that the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" was financed by nefarious investors in the Middle East. Detractors of America are lined up to defame us and simmer us in our own greed. </p> Editorial: Guns discovered at airport checkpoints on the rise The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Some readers may have been surprised to read that a loaded .32-caliber handgun was confiscated from a woman's carry-on luggage at Tri-State Airport in Ceredo this week. </p>