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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

Thumbs down: Court’s decision on public records will hurt access

When asked to rule in a case regarding access to government records, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals let the public down.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

Thumbs up: Cleanup efforts make a significant difference

Few things show more community spirit than the willingness to give up part of a Saturday to help clean up our streets, parks, neighborhoods and shorelines. Fortunately, the Tri-State is blessed with hundreds of people willing to do that.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

I wanted to say "Thanks" to Dr. Marc Ellison for his guest column related to autism needs. I wanted to expand on his numbers related to women.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Case raises big questions on guns, mental illness

Should a man with a long history of mental health issues have 54 guns in his house?


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

JP Grace: Nature and grace both have a role in salvation

Nature and grace: How do they interact? And could we even imagine one boosting us toward our eternal destiny with God without the other? What brings this rather abstruse philosophical question to mind is Pope Francis' recent polemic against the ancient heresy of Pelagianism, or self-reliance for salvation rather than God reliance.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Wayne Taylor: Commission candidate cites his conservatism

As Lawrence County residents are searching for a leader who shares your values and concerns, I can assure you that I know the importance of conservative values and will work hard to represent your values as your Lawrence County commissioner.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 12:39 AM

Voice of the People

Elected as a Democrat mischievously turning Republican, maintaining a paid elected position while campaigning opposing Congressman Rahall, I question this maneuver since Evan Jenkins is not required to resign.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Maine adds pain pill limits for Medicaid to cut supply

It has taken a while, but states are beginning to recognize that part of the prescription drug abuse problem is oversupply.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: Focus on protecting children produced three new laws

One out of every 10 children will be a sexual abuse victim by their 18th birthday, according to Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive director of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network. This startling statistic prompted members of the 2014 West Virginia Legislature to work on creating new laws to stop crimes against children, such as neglect, physical abuse and child pornography.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Parents should be held liable for kids' access to firearms

It's tragic any time a child is accidentally injured or killed, particularly when it may involve carelessness or neglect by an adult who is responsible for the child's welfare.