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Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Reasons for reasonable gun restrictions abound. Among them: Nearly 47,000 people in America were killed with guns in 2021, the most recent year for which data are available. The homicide rate that year increased to 6.63 per 100,000 people, a three-decade high.

At age 67, I’ve got a lot to learn the next few decades before losing the race to Father Time. He’s undefeated. Sometimes I forget what I’m saying but as I write today, I feel focused with a mind like a steel trap.

Friday, January 27, 2023

When Gov. Jim Justice was sworn in, he said education was the centerpiece of his administration. While I and others around the state agree that education is important, little attention and appreciation have been shared from the Legislature. If West Virginia wants to move forward, we have got…

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

About a dozen years ago I was at the Guyandotte boat ramp with my camera getting pictures of the East End bridge over the Ohio River when a fisherman struck up a conversation with me. What we talked about is lost to time, but I do remember him warning me that I shouldn’t be there at night. T…

The passage into the new year is traditionally a time to refocus and revise our lives. Individually and collectively, we resolve to make changes that will result in greater health, hope, and promise for our world.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Lying is as old as mankind. One of the Ten Commandments says, “Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Other biblical statements remind us, “Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Once again our state legislature is off and running talking about how to spend the current tax surplus. They are calling it “investing.” Sounds cool, but investing in job-creating endeavors is the job of the private sector. I believe there is a law in our state that forbids the state from co…

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023

To say that the health care landscape has changed over the last several years would be the understatement of the century. Looking back at, let’s say, the last 1,013 days, the health care industry was challenged to unprecedented levels due to the COVID pandemic. During this period, health car…

Sunday, January 15, 2023
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On behalf of 157 full-time and 82 part-time staff, as well as 154 newspaper carriers, I thank you for your support over the past year and, for many of you, a lifetime of engagement with our products. I want to share with you what we accomplished last year and describe the news organization w…

Here in West Virginia, our people take immense pride in the energy status we’ve attained over the years as a top producer in the United States. For nearly two centuries, West Virginia has taken the reigns to help fuel our nation. Resources such as coal, oil, and gas have remained at the fore…

Saturday, January 14, 2023

America and West Virginia care nothing for the affairs of Coon Branch Hollow, an area in McDowell County so remote it can’t be found on a map. Like many places here, one knows it principally by being there. Its inhabitants dwell in obscurity, their existence hidden from humanity like grains …

Friday, January 13, 2023
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Derrick Evans attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. He filmed himself at the violent breach of the East Rotunda doors. He obstructed the officers trying to protect the Congress as it counted electoral votes, saying “(b)ring the tear gas. We don’t care. We’re taking this country…

It’s cool, dark and often rainy these winter days. There are plenty of shows to stream and unbelievable political stories to follow, but often a good book, like “Demon Copperhead,” is a great way to spend time during this part of the year.

Mountain Health Network continues to expand its reach in this part of West Virginia. Last week it announced it, Marshall Health, and Logan Regional Medical Center have formed a new collaboration aimed at bringing more opportunities for specialty care to southern West Virginia.

The man once known as Josef Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany and regarded as the Catholic Church’s most brilliant and influential theologian of the late 20th century, who later became Pope Benedict XVI, was laid to rest at the Vatican last week at age 95.

Monday, January 09, 2023

As my team heads into its seventh legislative session, we once again set off to advocate on behalf of agriculture, our farmers and West Virginia’s food supply. Each and every session, we work diligently to remind our lawmakers the value agriculture adds to the West Virginia economy and secur…

Sunday, January 08, 2023
Saturday, January 07, 2023

Over the coast of California, the great storm formed May 26, 1889, and began from there a slow march across America toward Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where some 2,200 souls waited to die, unaware of the looming sweep of the scythe.

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