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Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: Cyclone of social change sweeps over US

Last week the nation was swept into multiple maelstroms of social change - beyond anything we've experienced in some time. My head is still spinning, how about yours?


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Perhaps columnist should protect US

I want to thank you for your patience and tolerance of Mr. Caserta on the editorial pages. It must be really irritating to have someone continually calling for more war as he recently did in his column of June 18. I'd suggest if he's so gung ho, perhaps you should obtain a leave of absence so he can travel to Iraq or Syria to "protect America."

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: HMO contracts for Medicaid appear to warrant closer look

A recent report and a lawsuit against the state have raised a question about whether West Virginia is getting sufficient bang for the dollars paid to health maintenance organizations involved in the state's Medicaid program.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: State on right track for helping troubled youth

West Virginia is taking a new direction in dealing with young people who run afoul of the law, and the evidence suggests it should be greeted as a welcome departure from the old ways.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the People

Affordable Care Act has helped 180,000 W.Va. residents

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This law has helped 16 million Americans and about 180,000 West Virginians gain health care coverage.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Steve Williams: Israel has been a local asset that must be protected

The late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tip O'Neil, was credited with saying "all politics is local." International events also have a local nexus.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Brandi Roisman: You can help museum fulfill its important role

As a volunteer for the Huntington Museum of Art, I have served on the Board of Trustees and helped the museum plan fundraisers such as the Museum Ball and the West Virginia Wine Classic.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Time has come to take down Confederate flag

During The Civil War, Southern forces marched under several different Confederate flags and many state flags.

Most Americans would not recognize most of them, and a couple might be mistaken for early versions of the Stars and Stripes. Today, they are relegated to history books and museums.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Sylvia Ridgeway: Hate, racism are learned and must be dealt with early

It has been a couple of weeks since the bizarre incident in Charleston, South Carolina, and what happened in this beautiful, historic city was meticulously calculated by a young man who used other recent incidents to justify his behavior.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

America needs to practice respect, tolerance for all

On Wednesday, June 17, we all learned about the horrific massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study session. Among the innocent victims was the noted Rev. Pinkney.