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Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Rebecca Galli: What view are we providing for our children?

The Rev. Arthur W. Hewitt, author, poet, and pastor in rural Vermont, told a story that became one of my father's favorites.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Pharmacies take right step to help curb meth

The illegal production of highly addictive and dangerous methamphetamine has been a vexing problem for West Virginia over the last several years, sparking a debate about how to control legal medications containing one of meth's key ingredients, pseudoephedrine.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Sunday, July 13

Do the rights of a homeowner trump the rights of the person partying by using illegal fireworks? Our home is supposed to be our sanctuary from the world. Even as a child, if we are sick, frightened, or tired, our thoughts are "I just want to go home."


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Kathy Cosco: Longtime resident thanks Huntington for adopting her

After getting married recently, I moved from Huntington, the place I called home for nearly 30 years. While I was packing away our stuff, random memories would come to mind, so I wrote some of them down.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: Officials worry about loss or cut in highway funding

West Virginia's federal aid funding for highway construction could face delays if a bill to replenish the Highway Trust Fund doesn't make it through Congress before the deadline as lawmakers in Washington struggle to reach any agreement. As a result, current levels of funding could run out next month and that could affect some 112,000 construction projects across the country.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Up: Using former youth prison a good choice

Officials in Lawrence County, Ohio, have been wrestling for years with problems at the county jail, chief among them consistent overcrowding. Now, they have seized the best opportunity to deal with those troubles, and in the process have put back to good use a nearby facility.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs Down: Aging inmates drive up costs for health care

The graying of America will be costly for all types of government services -- even prisons.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

In a July 8 letter to the editor, a writer from Huntington blasted Chuck Landon for his views on soccer. Sorry, everyone doesn't have the passion for FUTBALL as that writer does.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Roger Horton: Retired coal miner gives an apology to America

A little more than a year ago I retired from a 35-plus year career in coal mining. I was forced to retire a little early when a work-related injury resulted in several fractured and compressed vertebrae in my back.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins: Drones bring new set of problems

According to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, drones are the wave of the future in package delivery. Drones -- unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) -- are the latest in futuristic aerial technology.