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Feb. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lee Hamilton: The president calls the shots on the budget - all 2,000 pages

It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress's 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Alex Chandler: Teach For America a valid pathway for teachers

Like most educators, I became a teacher because I believe in the limitless potential of young and eager minds. While I spend my days teaching in Belfry, Kentucky, I live in Williamson, West Virginia, attend church in Logan and frequent Mountaineer athletic events.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs up: Efforts to assist food bank illustrate caring, sharing spirit

With winter here in full force, it's hard to escape the fact that a chill has descended on the Huntington region. Despite that, though, there have been plenty of warm hearts in the Tri-State with plenty of people looking out for others.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: EPA official adds insult to injury

When the Environmental Protection Agency held hearings last year on its proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants, organizers skipped the areas that would be most affected by the new rules.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 09:14 PM

Voice of the people

Progressive left is arrogant, elitist


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Booming oil shipments raise safety concerns

One of the problems with the oil boom on the American plains is how to move that product to market, especially to the densely populated Eastern United States.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Milt Hankins: Sen. Ted Cruz? Let him run for president

Article II, Section I of The Constitution states, "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President ." It seems clear, but is actually somewhat complex.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the People

Motorcycle helmets save lives, cut costs


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Ted Boettner: Nothing 'free market' about right to work

The new Republican Legislature is looking to end free bargaining in West Virginia by adopting a so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) law that aims to cut wages and benefits for the state's working families.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Mark Caserta: President wrong to ignore people's will

President Obama seems to have his mind set on preventing the Keystone XL pipeline from ever being constructed, regardless of the truth about its environmental and economic impact.