Thursday, December 02, 2021

We Americans are a bit spoiled. We want what we want, and we expect it now. Deferred gratification is a thing of the past. This outlook has worked fairly well for decades, but the pandemic has created some supply chain problems, and many are unhappy when their desires are stymied.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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Sunday, November 28, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Back in 1989 I covered a meeting at the Cabell County Public Library where a group of Tri-State residents was to discuss how the BASF plant in Huntington was burning a hazardous material called aniline in its boilers. From that meeting came the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.

Friday, November 26, 2021

The holidays should be filled with excitement, but that’s not always the case for families like mine who live on a financial knife’s edge. When you can’t afford gifts for your child and can’t take time from work to relax with family, the season of joy can become a time filled with stress.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

If all is well in your world — or at least mostly well — you’ll be gathered with family and friends today or some other day this weekend, enjoying the company of loved ones, feasting on a big meal, perhaps watching a parade and some football.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Nearly 500 years after Niccolo Machiavelli’s passing, intense debate over him persists in small circles of chin-strokers, but otherwise he is seldom contemplated in America, which has become, like “Seinfeld,” a show about nothing.

The expanded child tax credit that went into effect earlier this year is not only assisting families in West Virginia with food, child care and debt reduction; it also is helping families struggling with substance use disorder. It provides essential support to parents and guardians who are a…

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin deserves our thanks for the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will send approximately $6 billion to West Virginia over the next five years for infrastructure improvement.

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021

Making a list and checking it twice isn’t just for the holidays this year. If you’re 65 or over or eligible for Medicare due to disability, developing a detailed list of what you have spent on your health care this past year — including hospital expenses and prescriptions — and what you need…

Nowadays it is easy to feel like the news is filled with partisan issues that only matter in Washington. However, many of these issues have very real consequences for people across the country — regardless of beliefs or background. President Biden’s Build Back Better plan is the latest sourc…

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A few weeks ago, the Miami Herald carried a report that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said parents could opt out of having their children wear masks in school, despite high COVID-19 numbers in Florida. While we Americans value our freedoms, there are times when the public’s good should trump tha…

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Among the many things West Virginians tend to complain about is their public school system. People may take pride in their own community’s schools, but overall they tend to give the public school system poor grades — justified or not.

As we dive into National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 15-21), I can’t help but think that while the time-tested model of apprenticeship truly does work for every occupation, the average American typically sees apprenticeship through a narrow lens.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Automakers are investing billions in electric vehicles and the batteries that power them. Will West Virginia, or Appalachia in general, capitalize on this trend, or will it watch as other states benefit the most from this transition?

Monday, November 15, 2021

In January of 2021, Democrats were elected to majorities in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and won the White House. Due to their razor-thin majorities, they’re relying on Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties in the dead-even Senate to pass their agenda for the most pa…

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Struck by fits of illogic, rational sorts periodically attempt engagement with internet trolls only to learn this is like dining with piranhas, only the fish smell better and have more refined table manners.

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., doesn’t think he should have to apologize for passing a bill that will pump billions of dollars into West Virginia to improve roads, bridges, water systems, broadband internet and other things. McKinley was one of 13 House Republicans who helped get President Jo…

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Voters in some parts of West Virginia will have fewer members of the Legislature to vote for next year as the House of Delegates has eliminated multimember districts. It’s a change that has been in the making for decades, and now voters can see whether West Virginia benefits from a practice …

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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