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Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

The "war on coal" began decades ago and those responsible for our situation are close to home -- our state lawmakers.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Both state, federal agencies should fill gaps in spill response

As West Virginia officials assess the government response to the chemical spill that tainted the water of 300,000 people in the Kanawha Valley, they should pay close attention to a report released this week reviewing the state's readiness to deal with such disasters.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: New center should help state build up skills of workforce

West Virginia has taken a much-needed step forward with the completion of a new facility that beefs up its ability to provide workforce training.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people -- Friday, August 22

Kudos to the West Virginia Division of Highways. Although my wife and I live in Proctorville, Ohio, we travel to Huntington quite often to shop, do business, go to entertainment events and attend church.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins: Agnostic asks whether religion just an invention

I have a friend who is agnostic; that is, he does not believe there is a God but cannot say there is no God. His assertion is that no one knows, period. Attention-grabbing?


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

On Friday, Aug. 15, Mayor Steve Williams released a video asking for prayer for the problem of substance abuse in the Huntington/Ashland area. He stated that despite all their efforts, the one thing that seemed to be missing in the war against drugs was a united effort of prayer from the faith community.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Mark Caserta: ISIS to Christians: Convert to Islam

"Let the terrorist group, ISIS, see the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ," decreed Pastor Chuck Lawrence this past Sunday during the morning worship service at Christ Temple Church in Huntington.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Land Bank continues to improve neighborhoods

The Huntington Urban Renewal Authority's Land Bank was established in 2009, with the goal of taking control of some of the dilapidated and nuisance properties in town and steering them into new productive uses. And now the city and its neighborhoods are beginning to see the results.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Up: Transfer facilities build a foundation for economic gains

A development that backers say should boost the region's economy is about to swing into action -- literally.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Diane W. Mufson: Public personas, self-images can vary greatly

When I was in grade school, my walk of a few blocks to school took me past the home of a girl I'll call Jenny. She appeared to have many things I thought would make my life better, such as a fine house, new toys and stylish clothing.