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Aug. 04, 2015 @ 11:50 PM

Diane W. Mufson: Most families' roots have some flaws

The PBS show, "Finding Your Roots," with host and executive producer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., attempts to make genealogy come alive. It's sort of like ancestry.com meets famous folks.


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 11:48 PM

Editorial: Piketon cleanup needs to move ahead

The uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, was operational for almost 50 years.


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 11:47 PM

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Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Are politicians ashamed or trying to fool the voters?

For about the past 20 years, I have noted that most politicians are ashamed. Or are they just trying to fool the voting public?


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

JP Grace: Trump leads in polls heading into first GOP debate

On a recent cable TV talk show, one panelist said he had walked into a bar and happened upon four men discussing politics. It turned out they were two Republicans, an independent and a registered Democrat. The four had come to agreement on one salient point: They all liked the idea of Donald Trump running for president.


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Putnam takes good step against underage drinking

Putnam County has scored a first in West Virginia by taking an action that should help keep more young people safe.

 


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.