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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

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.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Lack of retirement saving paints a scary picture

To say that many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement is quite an understatement.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Sunday, July 27

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.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: Group outlines women's concerns over spill

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.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Collaboration better approach than 'war on coal'

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.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Saturday, July 26

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.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs up: Success of forensic science program reflects well on MU

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.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs down: Child death case deserves review

The death of a 20-month-old child in Mason County last year is tragedy enough.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: State should put more reserve funds to use

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.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins: Palestine vs. Israel a revolting situation

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.