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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Alleged murder plot suggests jail still has a 'culture' to fix

Last year, the West Virginia Jail Authority took steps to try to root out what officials called a culture of inappropriateness at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. The jail's administrator was replaced after a period of significant staff turnover and two abuse cases in late 2012 that led to the discipline of 11 correctional officers.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Chris Chiles: Background shows commitment to justice

This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the May primary elections.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

In order to uphold the law in a community, it is important to put out the effort to try to help better the community.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Mark Caserta: Have Republicans again abandoned abortion message?

It appears that once again, abortion may be missing from the national debate in an election year. And Christian conservatives have a legitimate question for GOP candidates:


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Natalie Tennant: Doing right by West Virginians will guide votes

This is one in a series of columns written by candidate in May primary elections.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Down: Dry conditions require extra care in spring burning

Smokey Bear has it right when he says "Only you can prevent forest fires." Unfortunately, not enough people seem to be listening to the iconic symbol for outdoors fire safety.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Diane W. Mufson: Learning new things never goes out of style

A few years ago, I clipped a newspaper article from of the New York Times about a college sophomore, Jeremy Gleick, whose goal was to learn something about a new subject every day. The article, "Renaissance Man," by Diana Kapp, seemed to promote a great concept.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

Much has been said about Evan Jenkins and his decision to switch parties. I switched parties, too, and for good reason. When I saw the Democratic party leaders in Washington all lining up to support President Obama's War on Coal and a health care plan that hurts hard-working Americans, I felt uneasy.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Up: Food hub momentum continues into 2014

As you sit down for lunch or dinner, take a guess at how many miles the food on your table traveled to reach your plate.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

John Patrick Grace: Some gays unhappy with their sexual lifestyle

It's an unpopular topic: Gay people who want out of the gay life. Hardly anyone in the mainstream media wants to write about it. And yet, it's a reality.