Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

I’ve just discovered that the Great Race has been postponed for 2020 until August 22. That’s when the 150 racers will leave the front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, on their way to Greenville, S.C., on August 30.

Most people do not realize that for more than 40 years the federal government has been subsidizing the development of wind and solar energy to produce electricity. So far, federal subsidies for renewable energy total more than $100 billion. This is almost five times the size of the budget fo…

Sunday, May 24, 2020

In case you haven’t noticed, West Virginia has an election coming up. People who live for politics tend to hype every election as being the most important in our lifetimes. This one probably isn’t, but that doesn’t diminish its importance.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

For educators, this was a strange spring semester. This is not the way it’s supposed to be, but the strangeness of a pandemic can prompt productive conversation on the fundamental purposes of education.

The deadline for submitting letters and guest columns pertaining to the primary election in West Virginia has passed. Except in unusual circumstances, no further letters or columns are being accepted for publication.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Imagine my anger and horror when I learned that Ryan Saxe and the Cabell County Board of Education were floating an idea of building a replacement school for Meadows Elementary on the back side of Ritter Park.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

There are three rules for living in Huntington. You don’t use your turn signals unless you absolutely have to. You don’t suggest the Thundering Herd adopt a darker shade of green. And you never, ever suggest doing anything that would diminish Ritter Park.

Blame this column topic on my husband, Maury, even though it has nothing to do with viruses. Recently, Maury read an article on the online tech site, “Geek Wire,” and insisted that I see it. My readers are probably not surprised to learn that I don’t read “Geek Wire” regularly.

WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, who was President Trump’s national security adviser for 24 days and who has been entangled in the criminal justice system for 40 months, pleaded guilty of lying to FBI agents and now recants that plea. We shall return to Flynn below, but first consider Habeeb Audu…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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To dial down the U.S. spread of the novel coronavirus, identifying the so-called “asymptomatics” may be the name of the game. The formula is: Test, test, test, then do “contact tracing” and mandate those who are positive into a 14-day quarantine. Subjects should emerge from a home stay only …

Monday, May 18, 2020

On behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), I’d like to thank all those who work in nursing facilities — doctors, nurses, food preparers, housekeepers, and others — for their unwavering dedication to compassionately caring for the vulnerable residents who are relying…

Sunday, May 17, 2020

It is certain, if not yet entirely clear, that the pandemic will have lasting “macro” impacts on all our lives. These impacts will affect our socio-economic, political, educational and health futures.

The current pandemic has shown just how vulnerable our country is to a worldwide medical emergency. All one has to do is read the paper, watch the news or search the internet, and numerous issues with medical equipment and medications being in short supply are readily found.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Election-related letters to Voice of the People must be received by 5 p.m. today, May 21. Letters received after that time are not likely to be published. Letters must meet length requirements and be otherwise fit to publish, including being free of libel. No election-related guest columns t…

Friday, May 15, 2020

Every now and then my friends on Facebook get into this thing where they share the 10 music albums that shaped their taste in music. I’ve never been tagged in that game, which is just as well, seeing as how I couldn’t name 10 such albums.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

There’s a lot people in the U.S. don’t know about the novel coronavirus. It might go away. If it does, it might come back. Medical researchers are starting to test vaccines and treatments, but they don’t know exactly when such things will be available. There are estimates, but those vary.

Preparing for a global pandemic is not something that goes through your mind when you choose to become a nurse. That said, when faced with the reality of COVID-19, nurses have stepped up to the challenge across the country by adjusting workflows and continuing to provide quality care in the …

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In one week in March, we jumped from 2020 to 2030. That’s the assessment of West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee. In some ways, the response to the COVID-19 virus brought the world of 2030 to the world of 2020, Gee said in a joint meeting of the editorial boards of The Herald-Dis…

Monday, May 11, 2020

Election fraud is unacceptable, plain and simple. Whether you believe voter fraud is rampant or rare, there is no denying that the possibility exists. So when it occurs, who should investigate allegations of these types of crimes? Municipal police departments, sheriffs’ offices, state police…

Sunday, May 10, 2020

During these unprecedented times, we’re all seeking comfort in the few things in life that we can count on. Family. Friends. The sun coming up in the morning. The flowers blooming in the springtime. And there is something else that we all can count on — the hospitals and health systems in We…

Saturday, May 09, 2020

As a unanimously endorsed position of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is an association of more than 550 businesses who operate in West Virginia, we want to ask that you support the renewal of the Cabell County levy during the 2020 primary election. As all of us face the p…

Friday, May 08, 2020

The other day I found something in my basement, something I knew was there but had been misplaced. It was in a box of stuff destined for my weekly trash pickup but which itself had been pushed aside and forgotten.

I’m not too superstitious and don’t always believe that the number 13 is unlucky. You see, I was born on Jan. 13, so I sometimes have birthdays on Friday the 13th, therefore I can’t believe it’s unlucky. Then came Friday, March 13, 2020. Whether I believe in luck or not, it was an unfortunate day.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Eventually, the COVID-19 crisis will end, but its effects will remain. Many people hope that it will be just like “old times” again. Don’t plan on it. Pandemics change the world. Here are some possible changes for our nation.

After two or three years of construction, part of the new West Virginia 10 opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The wider, straighter road from Huntington High School to Cedar Crest Drive cuts a few minutes off the driving time and allows for faster movement of traffic through the area.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

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