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Mar. 31, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: HPD keeps important focus on community policing

Sir Robert Peel, a 19th Century British home secretary and prime minister, is often viewed as the father of the modern police force.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Another regional airport is needed

Now that a church building has been crushed, residents ousted from their homes and an airport runway no longer usable I wonder if the Kanawha County Commission is willing to reconsider the construction of a regional airport mid-way between Charleston and Huntington.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: State backpedals on protections for water

In February 2014, aghast over the Freedom Industries' leak of 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into the Elk River and contamination of drinking water for 300,000 Kanawha Valley residents, West Virginia's state senators voted 33-0 to pass Senate Bill 373. That bill substantially tightened up water control standards throughout the Mountain State.


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.