Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of the Huntington Area is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work to engage and empower all voters.
It has been more than 20 years since the West Virginia Supreme Court ordered the State Election Commission to allow the Republican party to replace a candidate on the ballot after the original nominee withdrew. And Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's office announced last week it would require similar court action before the state allows Marie Sprouse-McDavid to replace Delegate Suzette Raines on the ballot.
The "war on coal" began decades ago and those responsible for our situation are close to home -- our state lawmakers.
As West Virginia officials assess the government response to the chemical spill that tainted the water of 300,000 people in the Kanawha Valley, they should pay close attention to a report released this week reviewing the state's readiness to deal with such disasters.
West Virginia has taken a much-needed step forward with the completion of a new facility that beefs up its ability to provide workforce training.
Kudos to the West Virginia Division of Highways. Although my wife and I live in Proctorville, Ohio, we travel to Huntington quite often to shop, do business, go to entertainment events and attend church.
I have a friend who is agnostic; that is, he does not believe there is a God but cannot say there is no God. His assertion is that no one knows, period. Attention-grabbing?
On Friday, Aug. 15, Mayor Steve Williams released a video asking for prayer for the problem of substance abuse in the Huntington/Ashland area. He stated that despite all their efforts, the one thing that seemed to be missing in the war against drugs was a united effort of prayer from the faith community.
"Let the terrorist group, ISIS, see the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ," decreed Pastor Chuck Lawrence this past Sunday during the morning worship service at Christ Temple Church in Huntington.
The Huntington Urban Renewal Authority's Land Bank was established in 2009, with the goal of taking control of some of the dilapidated and nuisance properties in town and steering them into new productive uses. And now the city and its neighborhoods are beginning to see the results.