It took a while, but legislation passed in 2012 at Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's urging to combat the illegal distribution of powerful painkillers in West Virginia is beginning to take hold.
GOP not thinking of W.Va.'s future
Desertion on the field of battle has always been considered a loathsome deed. Besides being a blatant act of cowardice, it violates the military oath of enlistment and compromises the safety of others. And as any military person will tell you, a soldier must be able to trust his brother- or sister-in-arms with his or her very life.
Today, April Fools' Day, Maury and I celebrate our 53rd anniversary. Fifty-three isn't a particularly notable year, but we figure that any anniversary of a long and happy marriage deserves reflection.
When organizers announced last September plans to transform the Prichard Building in downtown Huntington into a spiritual-based addiction recovery center called the Hope Tower, they acknowledged they had a lot of work to do on the 13-story structure.
True power lies
My fellow Americans, a new week is upon us, a fresh start for us to stop the eradication of our liberties and freedom. A new week for us to learn our rights, to learn and study the Constitution of the United States. I encourage you to do so.
What's wrong with kids today? That question has been posed by generation after generation of adults, and it's a question you still here today.
Sir Robert Peel, a 19th Century British home secretary and prime minister, is often viewed as the father of the modern police force.
Another regional airport is needed
Now that a church building has been crushed, residents ousted from their homes and an airport runway no longer usable I wonder if the Kanawha County Commission is willing to reconsider the construction of a regional airport mid-way between Charleston and Huntington.
In February 2014, aghast over the Freedom Industries' leak of 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into the Elk River and contamination of drinking water for 300,000 Kanawha Valley residents, West Virginia's state senators voted 33-0 to pass Senate Bill 373. That bill substantially tightened up water control standards throughout the Mountain State.