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Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Are politicians ashamed or trying to fool the voters?

For about the past 20 years, I have noted that most politicians are ashamed. Or are they just trying to fool the voting public?


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

JP Grace: Trump leads in polls heading into first GOP debate

On a recent cable TV talk show, one panelist said he had walked into a bar and happened upon four men discussing politics. It turned out they were two Republicans, an independent and a registered Democrat. The four had come to agreement on one salient point: They all liked the idea of Donald Trump running for president.


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Putnam takes good step against underage drinking

Putnam County has scored a first in West Virginia by taking an action that should help keep more young people safe.

 


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Bible is very clear about homosexuality

The Bible is widely believed to be the best-selling book of all time, with Guinness World Records estimating that over five billion copies have been sold. I would like to know why we aren't reading the words written in this book that will save our souls.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Adding state EITC helps hard-working families

If you think back to your first job, you probably did not make much money. But whether you were babysitting a neighbor's child or mowing someone's grass, those jobs taught valuable lessons about responsibility and a job well done. Moreover, the experience may well have prepared you for the next job - perhaps with a little more pay.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Sean O'Leary: Remember facts in prevailing wage debate

The debate over West Virginia's prevailing wage law continues months after the Legislature passed S.B. 361, which required Workforce West Virginia to develop a new methodology for determining prevailing wage rates using all available economic evidence.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Unions fear GOP candidate Walker

Donald Trump may be the latest front-runner, Jeb Bush the most successful fundraiser, and John Kasich the latest heralded entry in the Republican sweepstakes, but Dana Milbank's column in the July 25th issue of The Herald-Dispatch makes it clear that Scott Walker is the candidate the unions fear most.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Laura Gilliam: United Way uses funds to address most pressing needs

Each year, United Way of the River Cities (UWRC) provides funding to programs in the community that have a significant impact on the region's most critical issues. These issues have been identified through the review of carefully gathered data.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Will big minimum wage hikes help or hurt?

The steady drum beat for a significantly higher minimum wage has finally found some lab rats.

 


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

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