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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: State's highway system keeps crumbling, but yet no action

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last week vetoed a bill that would let businesses pay for minor road repair projects of their choice, such as filling potholes.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Thorough scene investigation is critical after crash

Regarding the writer who indicated workers take too much time reopening roadways after an accident, it's possible he never had a loved one injured or killed in an accident.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

SB 357 is a safety rollback for miners

March 12, 2015, was a sad day in the history of this state. Our governor just signed SB 357 into law, and it sets some areas of coal mine safety back 50 years. The laws that this bill did away with were written in the blood of our state's miners. These miners and their families paid the ultimate price to get those laws passed in the first place. This bill should have been vetoed. I can't believe Governor Tomblin would put profits ahead of safety.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Richard Cobb: US must be prepared for inevitable war

Thomas Sowell's recent column, "Danger Signs Are Very Apparent," suggests that the world will soon be involved in yet another "worldwide" conflict. Currently, I am taking a history class entitled "World War II" at Marshall University, and my studies and individual research have led me to come to the same conclusion as Sowell.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: More investment needed in early child development

Children growing up in poverty typically have greater challenges in school and often fall behind. That should not come as a surprise, but a growing amount of research shows that the impact is felt at a very early age and too many children are way behind before school even begins.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Operation CatSnip helping to reduce feral cat population


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs up: New events bring welcome additions to downtown area

Downtown Huntington has considerably more bustle than it did a decade ago, triggered by the opening of Pullman Square and the resulting business development around it.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Christopher Regan: Outside groups aren't interested in W.Va.'s prosperity

Wendy McCuskey's op-ed in last Saturday's The Herald-Dispatch illustrated an important problem in West Virginia, but not the one identified in her piece.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: Meals program falls short in some areas

In terms of making sure children don't go hungry during the school year, West Virginia has made solid progress in expanding a free breakfast and lunch program in schools across the state.


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.