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Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

John Patrick Grace: Cruz survey on Obamacare backfires big time

At 8:45 a.m. March 24, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, posted the following "quick poll" on his website:


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Charlotte Weber: Robotics helps to return jobs to US

The world of robotics is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Lower cost, affordable and adaptable robotic systems now are within reach of smaller and mid-sized companies.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

Vladimir Putin, once again the president of the Russian Federation, has signed papers to annex Crimea to Russia, taking a chunk of the independent state of Ukraine. This, after amassing military power on the Ukranian border, and after using local militias, thugs, paid and equipped by Russia, to intimidate the citizenry and the vote in the fake referendum.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the people

I write this letter because I have a concern for this country in the path that she is headed. My thoughts and prayers are for America and her leaders. As a New Testament Christian, I am obligated to pray for our leaders and our country. My hope is that the leaders of our country will recognize that God is the supreme authority and turn to Him in their decision making, which affects every one of us as citizens of this country.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: Distracted driving crackdown sends out the right message

Motor vehicle fatalities have reached historic lows in recent years, thanks to much safer vehicles, increased seat belt usage and crackdowns on drunk driving and speeding.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

Election opinions

The Herald-Dispatch will publish one guest column per candidate prior to May primary elections in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Columns submitted by candidates must be no more than 600 words and submitted via email (either in an attachment in Word format or in the body of the email) by Wednesday, April 16, to lessmith@herald-dispatch.com.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tom Miller: State provided more data on water safety after spill

It's now been three months since the Freedom Industries chemical spill in Kanawha County caused thousands of residents to be advised by state officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to not "consume, bathe in, cook with or generally use the water for anything but flushing toilets and putting out fires" as long as the water leaving West Virginia American Water Company showed levels of one part per million or higher of the spilled chemical.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Voice of the People

As stated in your recent editorial, it will not be easy to replace Police Chief Skip Holbrook. His tenure in Huntington has led the Huntington Police Department to new heights, and the reduction in crime has been significant. There is, however, one point made in your editorial with which I must take issue.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Editorial: New device could help prevent overdose deaths

The public could have at its disposal this summer a new tool that potentially might save the life of a loved one caught up in one of the nation's deadliest afflictions -- drug addiction.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Marc Ellison: Much remains to be done to support those with autism

Little more than a week ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings that raised the prevalence of autism to 1 in 68 children. According to the CDC study, 1 in 49 boys and 1 in 189 girls meet the diagnostic criteria for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That is more than a 30 percent increase over data reported from the last study the CDC conducted in 2008.