My days begin with newspapers and coffee. I clip interesting articles and add them to my store of writing topics. Here are some thoughts regarding recent news:
The recent educational pay raise proposal by West Virginia State Sen. Robert "Bob" Plymale was a travesty and in effect suggested a separation of classes among human resources within the state educational system. The Senate proposal (which later was amended) recommended that all teachers would be due a $1,000 across-the-board raise; however school service personnel pay raises would be lowered to a 2 percent pay raise.
The road to economic hardship is paved with good intentions.
Should a felony conviction cost you the right to vote for a lifetime?
As we witness struggle throughout the world in the effort for peace, equality and freedom, it is difficult to find many positive examples of how it can truly work well. With women's rights, gay rights, equality for people regardless of their skin color, ethnicity or national origin, religious freedom and respect and the natural hope for harmony among a variety of groups living together, we can look to one place on Earth that exemplifies this beautifully: Israel.
What liberals refer to as "obstructionist" tactics by Republicans in blocking the socialist policies of Barack Hussein Obama, conservatives call "preserving the Constitution."
Legislation passed by the West Virginia Senate on Monday combines more convenience for the state’s residents and money savings for state government.
Any hopes that the re-emergence of heroin was a passing phase seem to be fading fast.
A few years ago, when the PBS television series "Downton Abbey" began its first season, my husband and I felt that the Edwardian family drama would not be to our liking. Many friends raved about it, but we were no-shows. Then last year, my husband, Maury, bought another new techie gadget that made it easy to download past years of Downton Abbey.
I read that the Huntington Police Department recently received a grant to purchase an armored vehicle for $266,000.