Friday, February 26, 2021
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Over the past five years, solar costs have fallen over 45%, leading to a surge in demand for this new electricity source. While the choice to power your home with solar is ultimately a personal choice, West Virginians are missing out on an important opportunity to save on upfront costs and c…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021

Chief executives holding high political office in the United States once wielded authority by might of wit and skill in diplomacy, navigating agendas — theirs and others’ — by deft political hand and subtlety infused with stature.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

For the past few years, Presidents’ Day Weekend has motivated me to write about past presidents with whom most Americans lack familiarity. Many people aren’t even aware that this holiday weekend morphed from combining Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and Washington’s on Feb. 22.

When the sun set Monday, Feb. 15, about 15,000 customers of Appalachian Power in West Virginia were without electricity because of an ice storm that moved in Feb. 11. That evening, another ice storm moved through before ice from the first storm had melted. When the sun rose Tuesday, Feb. 16,…

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Straight through the blustery winds, snow and cold rains of February, the pandemic known as the coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, keeps building toward an expected half million U.S. deaths by a calendar turn into March 2021.

Monday, February 15, 2021

When the Huntington Mall opened, management of The Herald-Dispatch directed reporters and editors to refer to it as The Huntington Mall in Barboursville at Ona. The geographic gymnastics were done to establish the location of the new shopping destination as separate from downtown Huntington.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a war we’re finally starting to win, at great cost. After such wars, good governments step in with bold ideas and concrete programs to help heal and rebuild. Think of Britain’s “Homes Fit for Heroes” after World War I and America’s G.I. Bill after World War II. Postw…

Sunday, February 14, 2021

After reading the story in The Herald-Dispatch on Feb. 10, I was prompted to make clear my personal feelings concerning the positions Delegate John Mandt Jr., R-Cabell, has apparently taken concerning the LGBTQ+ community and their struggles to overcome discrimination.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The recent death of Henry (Hank) Aaron got me thinking back to 1965. While on a family vacation to Illinois, my uncle to me to my first Major League Baseball game in Milwaukee to see a Braves game. Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Lew Burdette, etc., vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves won the…

Accolades to our West Virginia legislators Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, D-Monongalia, and Delegate Dr. Matthew Rohrbach, R-Cabell, who will be sponsoring an upcoming bill in the hopes of lowering healthcare costs for those living with diabetes in the Mountain State. This bipartisan en…

Friday, February 12, 2021

“I take my job seriously but I don’t take myself seriously.” — Reply of my friend and retired Judge David Pancake when I said he worked hard on his cases. I think this is a healthy way of approaching life. It gives you relief from the weight of your job. We all need that.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

George Will has a well-deserved reputation as a thoughtful and fearless conservative columnist, and on the last day of January he wrote a blistering column in The Herald-Dispatch that said, among other things:

Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of what President Joe Biden’s proposal of a $15-an-hour minimum wage — up from the current national minimum of $7.25 — would do to the nation’s economy. It would raise 900,000 people out of poverty while at the same tim…

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

In 2017, the city of Huntington garnered $10 million as the grand-prize winner in America’s Best Communities competition. Since then, a variety of initiatives to rehabilitate and revitalize the Highlawn, West End, and Fairfield West neighborhoods, respectively, have been initiated. As a nati…

A number of years ago, the Cabell County Commission had no use for an old grass airfield that had, through disuse, turned into an eyesore, overgrown with weeds several feet high. A local, Carl Bailey, offered to take over the property to see if he could bring it back to life. A long-term, no…

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Referencing President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke about “a cancer” affecting America, and described it as “an inability of people to come together around a set of established facts.”

Monday, February 08, 2021
Sunday, February 07, 2021

The West Virginia Legislature’s supermajority of Republicans has revived the idea of phasing out the state’s personal income tax. With the regular session scheduled to begin this week, the idea is likely to be included in one or more pieces of legislation. This is territory where things must…

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