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Mar. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Is Clinton right for 'first gentleman'?

As an octogenarian, I realize I am just now getting smart enough to live when I am old enough to die. I can look back over the many years and see the greatness of this country and of those who have served it well. I know the history of those who were traitors and those who have been a disgrace to the office they held. Can the price paid for power be worth more than the loss of reputation and integrity?


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: State needs to reinvest more in higher education

The list of needed renovations and repairs on West Virginia's college campuses is growing and likely to get longer.

The state is simply not providing public four-year colleges with enough funding to maintain their aging campuses, according to a consultant's report to the Higher Education Policy Commission late last week. The HEPC requested the study as it looks at how to manage and fund the state schools without just raising the costs for students and their parents.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Earthquakes are signs we should not be fracking

Just for the sake of discussion, imagine that you are the parent of a wayward toddler. You find your toddler sitting on the carpet holding two items.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Review of mining-health research makes sense

It can't hurt to take a look, can it?

West Virginia health and environmental officials plan to do just that regarding research that raises questions about potential harmful health effects to people living near mountaintop removal coal-mining operations. The move only seems logical considering the extent of coal mining in the Mountain State.


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Emphasis on addiction long overdue

It is hard to find a silver lining in the rapid increase in drug overdose deaths in our region.

 


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Highway wrecks should be cleaned up more quickly


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Rebecca Faye Galli Smith: Snowstorm invites play, even for women of midlife

"Happiness," my father often told me, "lies in the difference between being struck by a challenge or being stuck in a challenge."


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: Special session of the legislature isn't warranted

Some West Virginia lawmakers are pushing for a special session of the legislature, presumably to allow an override of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of one controversial bill and perhaps for other reasons that aren't so evident.

 


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

It's time for W.Va. to remember 'Mountaineers are Always Free'


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs up: MU forensics to help local prosecutor

On television police shows, investigators find a speck of blood and have DNA results back before the first commercial break.