West Virginia lawmakers spent many hours during the past winter's session working on a new law that aims to prevent the kind of chemical leak in January that interrupted water service for several days in a nine-county area in and around Charleston.
This is one of a series of columns written by candidates in May primary elections.
The next time you are driving in your car, count the number of people talking on a cell phone.
We need to focus more on living the right way
This is one in a series of columns written by candidates in the May primary elections.
Shortly after the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River in Charleston happened, West Virginia officials made clear their concerns about what the incident might do to the state's tourism industry. The spill, which left about 300,000 people in the Kanawha Valley without drinkable tap water for days, made headlines across the country and beyond.
On Saturday, April 12, Huntington citizens were out around town participating in the City of Huntington's spring cleanup in conjunction with the "West Virginia -- Make It Shine" campaign.
Even though there are some heated political campaigns already underway for West Virginia's 2014 primary and general election, the most interesting campaign news last week was the word from U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that he may run for governor in 2016 when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's second term is over.
There is a picture on my refrigerator of my grandmother, my grandfather, their sons and daughters and their husbands and wives, and grandchildren.
Spring will be in full bloom soon (we hope!) as Easter announces this life-changing season of renewal, rebirth and reawakening.