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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Thomas Perez: Apprenticeships can bring brighter future for workers

When you hear the word "apprenticeship," what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land surveyor before his military and political career, a fitting skill for the "father of our country."


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Editorial: Spiking oxycodone orders should raise questions

The federal investigation into the A+ Care Pharmacy in Barboursville provides another troubling reminder that millions of dollars in legitimate prescription drugs are being diverted to drug abuse every year.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Voice of the People

In these days, it's buy a friend, kiss someone's donkey, and like an elephant never forgets, neither does the public. No one says "Lord help us" anymore. They say "Oh, government help us."


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Eric O'Neil: Today's Israel is much different than one that garnered 'God's favor'

I write to respond to Mark Caserta's "Israel, as Apple of God's Eye Important to U.S."


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: Leaders feel tank rules merit special session

Legislative leaders made it clear last week that they would like Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session of the Legislature to consider a bill to delay the deadline for owners of chemical storage tanks in West Virginia to certify that those tanks are safe.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

David Sirota: Should companies have to pay taxes on their profits?

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paperwork. This year, one of the most important revelations came from Microsoft's filings, which spotlighted how the tax code allows corporations to enjoy the benefits of American citizenship yet avoid paying U.S. taxes.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Ned Jones: Craig, Schneider were pivotal in finally making MU's stadium a reality

Marshall's football stadium was built because former Gov. Arch Moore championed the idea and made it part of his 1988 plan for legislation. But how did that legislation come about and how did the new stadium receive the approval of the West Virginia Legislature and then the West Virginia Board of Regents?


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

On Aug. 22, I returned home after the first rainstorm to find two tree limbs (2 inches to 3 inches around) hanging from my power line. I phoned AEP and explained the situation.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Drive to cut prison populations yields progress

West Virginia's initiative to reduce the number of inmates crammed into its prisons and regional jails appears to have made more progress than expected in its first year.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Arts center a plus for downtown and Marshall

As work progressed over the last 18 months on what has become Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center, excitement was building among those interested in seeing the redevelopment of downtown Huntington continue.