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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Despite progress, teen smoking remains far too commonplace

A recent government report gauging to what extent our nation's youth engage in risky behaviors turned up a positive trend in at least one regard. Fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins:Why must we fight for the proper health care?

Recently, after my healthcare provider took an EKG, I was admitted to a local hospital. Since I'd had open-heart surgery and numerous cardiovascular issues, she made the right decision.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Congress' futility again on display with highway bill

Congress is showing its usual ineffectiveness, once again unable to develop a long-term strategy for one of the nation's most pressing needs and instead opting for a short-term fix heavy on financial gimmicks.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

The motto for the State of West Virginia has long been "Wild and Wonderful, West Virginia." This is a great motto, but it can be improved by adding the word "Wow."


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Mark Caserta: Immigration important to liberal cause

The very sovereignty of the United States and the resolve of the American people to stand firmly upon the principles of our republic are being challenged by the crisis at our southern border.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

I would like to take a second and thank Steve Cielec and the entire Cielec family for putting on one of the best music festivals that I have ever been a part of over the last 30 years.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Work still needed to reduce backlogs in criminal cases

On television police dramas, lab experts and medical examiners often move more quickly than the detectives to solve the crime.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Diane Mufson: Despite court ruling, corporations aren't people

In recent decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has rendered many significant judgments. Rarely, if ever, have all Americans been pleased with their decisions.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Lack of jurors requires extra efforts by courts

A problem with an insufficient number of jurors to conduct business in Cabell County courts apparently has not gone away, and overcoming it no doubt will require a more aggressive effort by officials.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

John Patrick Grace: Writers today have better publishing options

To write and publish a book, and then have that book do well on the market: That is a dream nurtured by countless Americans. Reading about new authors who have brought this off does nothing but stoke the book-writing fever.