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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

John Patrick Grace: Obama’s second term isn’t all that shabby

Presidents typically have a rough go of it in their second term. And of course not all of them even get the chance to row upstream, because they have gone down to defeat in their re-election bid.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Voice of the People

Vladimir Putin is in a little box. The president of the Russian Federation is without doubt responsible, most likely indirectly, in the crash of flight MA 17 over the eastern Ukraine. (Not for the first time in civil aviation history.) Nearly 300 innocent lives, entire families, HIV researchers, and tourists and adventurers obliterated in seconds.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

Editorial: Local government employers should fall under safety rules

A West Virginia law, now 27 years old, says it is the state’s policy “to ensure that all public employees be provided with safe and healthful work environments free from recognized and avoidable hazards.”


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.