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Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Census shows need for new focus on fighting poverty

Even when we are doing better, we are doing worse.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

Lawrence Kudlow's column on Sept. 9 speaks for itself. He is a true Wall Street conservative who has no problem with the financial sector and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce making huge profits. His article, "GOP still hasn't come up with a true governing agenda," says it all -- that the GOP has no agenda on how to move this country forward. It never has.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: Former schools chief criticized for filing lawsuits

Jorea Marple, the former state superintendent of schools who was fired two years ago after an audit revealed the state Department of Education wasted millions and had a bloated and ineffective administration, has filed multiple lawsuits in circuit and federal court. So far those lawsuits have cost taxpayers more than $60,000, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by a legal watchdog group.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: School threats disrupt, yield severe consequences

Threats of violence directed at some schools in two counties of the Tri-State region this past week illustrate how disruptive such actions can be and the potentially harsh consequences those making the threats might face.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Sunday, Sept. 21

This letter is in response to the proposed increase of 20 percent by AEP for electrical rates. This rate increase is totally unacceptable.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People -- Saturday, Sept. 20

Recently while at a doctor's appointment, I picked up a Sports Illustrated magazine with the title of the week being "College Football Preview." Lo and behold, there was Marshall University ranked in the top 25 in the nation!

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs down: State shows no gains in reducing pregnant smokers

Based on findings from previous years, it's no surprise when a report cites high smoking rates among West Virginia residents.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thumbs up: Lawrence board to review sewer rates, cut penalty

The assessment by Lawrence County Commissioner Bill Pratt regarding a 15 percent penalty rate on sewer bills of residents in Union and Rome Townships in Ohio was, "It's definitely wrong."

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

Normally Milt Hankins is the sane one of the columnists appearing in The Herald-Dispatch. Sadly the recent article "Stopping ISIS will require bold, decisive action" makes me wonder if perhaps he's spent a little too much time watching Fox News or hanging out with Mr. Caserta. He suggests bombing ISIS with a bomb "equivalent to the type used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Milt Hankins: Death, a 'transformation,' shouldn't be feared

According to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, who did some of the finest studies on death and dying available, "death is the final stage of life." Most people do not like to talk about death although it is our common inevitability. Every breath we take brings us one step closer to the last breath we will take.