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Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

John Patrick Grace: ISIS message: Accept our belief or die

U.S. soldiers battling German troops in World War II were astonished to discover that captured enemy soldiers had belt buckles emblazoned with the words "Gott ist mit uns." God is with us.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: New college students need to get smart on finances

In the next few weeks, thousands of high school graduates in our region will begin their journey into higher education.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

With all of the controversy surrounding the IRS of late, it's good to hear something positive taking place on behalf of the taxpayer.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people -- Sunday, August 10

I need to comment on the situation in Gaza. For years Gaza and the West Bank have been occupied by Israel. Gaza has no standing army, navy or air force. Its defenses are no match to Israel's sophisticated weaponry.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Forums help focus health issues facing Appalachia

A series of meetings this summer in Eastern Kentucky underscored the types of initiatives and changes needed to boost the health of people in the region and cast a light on one potential factor that should be explored further.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Saturday, August 9

The possible loss or cut in federal funding of West Virginia's highways, reported by Tom Miller in his column "Under the Dome" in the Herald Dispatch of Sunday, July 13, again draws attention to an ongoing budgetary problem which the state has long ignored. According to Miller, a spokesman for the Highway Department reported that the department depends on $425 million in federal funding annually, the loss of which would halt all of the state's highway construction projects.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Deals tied to credit card usage could lead to higher interest rates

Deep into the back-to-school shopping season, many families are combing stores for their children's supplies, clothes and other school accessories.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins: Civilian deaths are an inescapable part of war

The hue and cry in the United States about the number of civilian casualties in Gaza, Palestine, a result of the current clash with Israel, is much overstated.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Breastfeeding rates still low in West Virginia, Kentucky

The research is very clear -- human milk is best for human babies.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people -- Friday, August 8

An article by Taylor Stuck on Aug. 1 stated that officers want to make the highways safer. How about patrolling I-64 where the construction has been for so long? There have been too many accidents because people won't slow down.