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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Thumbs Up: Healing Place hopes to expand

Even though Jim Johnson had been a police officer and worked in local government for years, he says he did not really co ...


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Thumbs Down: Hatfield-McCoy Trail Authority lost its way

The Hatfield McCoy trail system has been a boost for tourism in a number of West Virginia's southern counties.

The 700 ...


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Poor often ignore own best interests at the polls

Poor people in the United States consistently do not vote at all or vote against their own interests. By "poor people," ...


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Voice of the People

Low voter turnout is sad for America

Shame on the United States and on democracy. In the mid-term elections, only abou ...


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

State's tourism promotion may need a boost

West Virginia bills itself as wild and wonderful. But a question raised this week to the state's legislators is whether ...


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Mark Caserta: Was Obamacare an intentional deception?

Evidence is rapidly developing that suggests the lies about Obamacare which helped pass the law and get President Obama ...


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Voice of the People

Police shouldn't tailgate, intimidate

On a recent trip to Columbus, I drove through Hanging Rock at about 7:30 a.m. on ...


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Editorial: Land bank needs first refusal on troubled properties

Every city and town in West Virginia struggles with dilapidated properties.

These crumbling buildings and overgrown lot ...


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Thumbs Down: Handicapped parking abuse is on the rise

How many able-bodied people use handicapped parking spaces just to save a few steps or the cost of a parking spot?


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Diane Mufson: We never stop learning from our children

It's wonderful how a news column can jostle thoughts. I've been following Herald-Dispatch writers Jean Hardiman and Robyn Rison's series on "Lessons we learned from our children."