The water going down the drain from that leaky faucet in your home may seem like a drop in the bucket, but it and others like it in households across the country add up to a tremendous waste of water resources.
It didn't happen this session, but West Virginia's legislature is intent on bringing charter schools to our state. No one can fault the legislature for looking for ways to improve our students' educational rankings. West Virginia spends more per capita on education than most states and our achievement results are still abysmal.
In West Virginia, there is a large wage gap between what men earn and what women earn. One explanation often offered has been that many of the better paying jobs in the state, such as mining, naturally employ more males than females because of the physical demands. But a new study suggests the problem is more complex than that.
Proponents of constructing a lodge and conference center at Beech Fork State Park in Wayne County must be having a deja vu moment, feeling they are once again experiencing a stage in their quest that they first had nearly three years ago.
Dan D'Antoni has rejuvenated Herd
I would personally like to thank Marshall University men's basketball coach Dan D'Antoni for rejuvenating the Herd program. Here is a man with NBA experience, who has experienced about all you could expect in the game of basketball, yet he returns home with no ego to pursue a job he loves. We now see the results, and it is way more than wins and losses. I am so impressed with D'Antoni's court demeanor, and his coaching style. Who wouldn't want to play for someone as passionate and caring as this? Go Herd!
It's exhilarating to discover that the spirit of Mother Teresa, helper of the destitute and disenfranchised, lives on in the person of a Jamaican priest of Chinese extraction: Father Richard Ho Lung.
If you were to imagine the actions taken by a legislature that truly had the best interests of West Virginia women at heart, they would likely be the opposite of the actions taken by the legislature this session.
Federal judges don't uphold the will of the people
Why do we spend so much money on voting? Federal judges have power to overturn every issue they don't like.
West Virginia has long had a law on the books that its public schools should provide 180 days of instruction each school year. But, as it often turned out, that seemed to be more of a suggestion than a mandate. Restrictions on the length of the school year combined with inclement weather during the winter often made providing 180 days of instruction impossible.
City of Huntington must obey God's commandments
A few months ago, the mayor of Huntington asked local churches to pray for our community as it fights the curse of drug abuse and trafficking of illegal drugs. Many churches, including my own, honored his request. According to The Herald-Dispatch, not much has changed on those two fronts since those prayers were offered up.