I am a recent graduate from Huntington High School in Huntington, W.Va. Though I am leaving for college in the fall, I hope one day to be able to return to West Virginia and find a job, and I think Senator Jenkins can make that a reality.
To say that many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement is quite an understatement.
The article written by Dick Newman on Saturday, July 12, 2014, about the Huntington guys who played marbles was very interesting to me since Jerry Roy and Bob Hickman are old friends.
It will soon be eight months since the January chemical spill in Kanawha County that contaminated the water supply that serves nine of West Virginia's 55 counties. But many women who were not sure how to react to that incident are still concerned because of a subsequent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging pregnant women to avoid drinking the water.
The phrase "War on coal" is repeated frequently in West Virginia and Kentucky, most often from coal industry and power company representatives as well as politicians who are either trying to keep their jobs or trying to win election to one.
Chuck Landon's recent article promoting alcohol sales at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards football stadium calls for a response. His position was solely for the drinker. Alcohol sales do not enhance my game-day experience. Both my friend and I develop headaches from its fumes, which have a negative impact on our overall experience. Seems Chuck hasn't talked to all fans.
While Marshall University football fans are dreaming about a season that could put the school back in the national spotlight, there's another Marshall program that's already there.
The death of a 20-month-old child in Mason County last year is tragedy enough.
West Virginia's state government has had to make some tough budget decisions in recent years. Many agencies have suffered 7.5 percent cuts in their spending, among them the state's colleges and universities, including Marshall.
Most Americans have a limited understanding of the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which goes back to the earliest times in Old Testament history. Since the Balfour Declaration and the State of Israel's founding, grim and irreparable mistakes have been the norm.