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Mar. 18, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Thumbs up: You can do your part to reduce wasted water

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.

 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Diane Mufson: Charter schools won't cure educational ills

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.

 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Thumbs down: States rank low in new study on working women

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.

 


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Editorial: Tomblin has chance to fulfill park-lodge pledge

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.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Voice of the people

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!


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: Jamaica has version of Mother Teresa

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.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

Margaret Pomponio: Legislature slighted well-being of women

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.


Mar. 16, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Voice of the people

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.


Mar. 16, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Editorial: State should stand firm on 180-day school rule

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.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Voice of the people

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.