As a lifelong resident of Huntington, I've lived most of that time three blocks from Gallaher Village, which is located along Norway Avenue in the southeast section of town.
The good news about West Virginia's plan to reduce current projected costs of retiree benefits for state government employees is that the unfunded liabilities for "other post-employment benefits" -- commonly referred to as OPEB -- have dropped from $7.43 billion in 2011 to nearly half that amount -- $3.75 billion -- in the latest report.
As the Obamacare debacle continues to unfold, with nearly 10,000 West Virginians already losing their health insurance, Congressman Nick Rahall made a curious statement. In a recent interview, Rahall said of those who are losing coverage, "It may be in their best interest in the long term to be canceled."
Downtown retail areas really invented Black Friday.
My book "A Sensible Theology for Thinking People" (published by CreateSpace and available through Amazon.com and local bookstores) points out that my thoughts and ideas may astonish, even shock, family and friends and hundreds of people I ministered to for more than 40 years. A sensible, Bible-based theology challenged me. Undeterred, I pursued a Christian theology I could live with. A paraphrased abridgment from Chapter 3 follows:
This man is trying to dupe the people with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Why do I have to buy an insurance policy that I'll never use? This is what those Democrats are trying to peddle under a new name.
The American tradition of Thanksgiving started with the English pilgrims almost four centuries ago. Mine, a German pilgrim, began in 1957.
Democrat leadership won't allow anything to impede President Obama's progressive agenda.
Social workers have a tough and sometimes dangerous job. In their efforts to provide assistance and care for families and children, they often walk into difficult situations that can involve violence, mental illness or substance abuse.