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Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

JP Grace: Try out these words to boost your mood

The quotes below can be retyped, blown up big, and posted on your refrigerator. Or wherever else in house or office you Scotch-tape maxims to inspire you or lift you out of the doldrums. And if you do calligraphy, these are great to practice on. Or put on the wall for real.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Drug monitoring shows promise, but doctors must do their part

One of the hoped-for consequences of substance-abuse legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature two years ago is starting to take shape. But also apparent is that a significant portion of the state's medical community is slow to get on board with the program spelled out in that legislation.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: New numbers show obesity still climbing

Our region has made progress on some healthier living measures.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

It's interesting to me how the basic political strategy of "Distancing yourself from the president" works. Not the mechanics of the strategy, but the fact that people buy it! Not one Democrat politician in this state stood against Obama in the 2008 or 2012 elections. Not one. Were they honest then by their support or now by their silence or political deathbed denials? All of a sudden there is this great mysterious force that won't allow Democrats to run on all the wonderful ideas they supported and voted for.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Tom Miller: Charleston, Citizen's Defense League battle over gun law

The city of Charleston and the West Virginia Citizen's Defense League are battling, with Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky as the referee, to decide if the city's new gun ordinance that prohibits hand guns in certain public facilities is legal.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Dr. Harry Tweel: Statewide smoking law must contain sufficient provisions

In West Virginia the death and disability associated with tobacco use is well documented, as is the failure of such use to be decreased significantly over many years.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Editorial: With some effort, voters can be better informed

It's no wonder that approval ratings for Congress languish near historic lows.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Voice of the People

We are inundated with call after call from some company wanting to sell something. We have put our name on the national "no call" list, but that is useless.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

Voice of the People -- Saturday, Sept. 6

Too bad that other government leaders are afraid to ask for prayers as a solution to problems beyond man's control.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Thumbs down: Promotion of state official showed poor judgment

You might think that an employer would push the pause button on any promotions or pay raises for a manager whose office was under federal investigation.