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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Chris Hamilton: Legislature showed professionalism, progress

Given the tide-turning November elections and the exceptional class of incoming legislators, expectations were high for the 81st Legislature. Now that the 2015 session is complete, it is the opinion of many Capitol-watchers that we have witnessed the most productive and efficiently run 60-day legislative session the state has experienced in recent memory.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Milt Hankins: Good judgment works for Hillary

Democrats have been asking "Where's Hillary?" They've noticed that Clinton has not been spending much time in the early primary states, while clear, early indicators say she is making another run for the presidency.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: New budget leaves city on financial tightrope

The current budget year for Huntington city officials has been a struggle, and living within the recently approved spending plan for the next year beginning July 1 isn't likely to be any easier.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

After-school programs offer many benefits

Thanks for your great article on the new Westmoreland Teen Center and its after-school program. As readers may know, after-school programs across West Virginia work to make sure that kids get a healthy dose of exercise. In fact, a report from the Afterschool Alliance, released last week, shows that 88 percent of West Virginia parents say their child's after-school program offers opportunities for physical activity, and 68 percent say it was a very important factor in choosing the program.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: More marketing money should boost tourism

Thanks to action in the recently concluded session of the West Virginia legislature, the Mountain State has been put in a better position to attract more tourism dollars.

 


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Stephanie Heck: Religious exemptions aren't proper in secular laws

It seems that many currently sitting members of the West Virginia Legislature advocate "religious exemptions" in civil rights laws, in immunization laws and several other laws. I oppose such exemptions.

 


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Mark Caserta: Obama's actions expose his convictions

In their first Oval Office meeting in 2009, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and agreed to do everything possible to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

 


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Letters recall quote from famous writer

 


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs up: Just to be clear: Officials should be paid up on taxes

A key aspect of next year's budget approved by the Huntington City Council on Monday involves a stepped-up effort to collect unpaid fees and taxes owed the city. The plan put forth by Mayor Steve Williams is that the hiring of two people focused on gathering those unpaid obligations will boost city revenues by $650,000.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: College leaders' attitudes regarding assaults troubling

Concerns about how colleges and universities are handling the growing problem of sexual assault on campus have prompted federal legislative proposals and some state-level action, too.