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June 2, 2014 New Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive the cost of electricity up 4 percent this year and an additional 13 percent by 2020, the U.S. Energy Department said last week. more »»

Gun issue rages, but never will go away

May 31, 2014 The gun-control debate is again renewed following the recent rampage in Southern California that saw six innocent lives snuffed out in an instant. more »»

Protest Decision needed on school issue

May 30, 2014 The Barbour County Board of Education is again raising the ire of parents, this time over lack of action in reintroducing pre-K and kindergarten programs at two county schools. more »»

Predators More needs done to stop sex crimes

May 29, 2014 Sexual predators eager to victimize children are threats everywhere, even in West Virgini. more »»

Community Support Memorial Day turnout a proud moment

May 28, 2014 On Memorial Day, hundreds of area residents flocked to services all over Central West Virginia to pay homage to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our countr. more »»

Rough Roads Action needed to remedy highway woes

May 27, 2014 There are stretches of major highways in West Virginia where one can drive for half an hour without encountering pothole-free pavement. more »»

Serious Lapse Regular audits a must in Charleston

May 24, 2014 Most fringe benefits provided by employers have at least some value, and that means the Internal Revenue Service wants to know about them. more »»

Funds Restored Officials should examine use of monies

May 24, 2014 More than $1 million for programs to combat child abuse and domestic violence as well as to assist young children in West Virginia has been restored to the state budget. more »»

No Threats A clear message must be sent

May 23, 2014 West Virginia Supreme Court justices who overturned a circuit court ruling against a man who threatened a police officer’s family made it clear they do not condone such behavior. more »»

Tourism Obama could speed up Corridor work

May 22, 2014 President Barack Obama reportedly plans to use a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame to tout tourism as an economic development tool. His trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. more »»

Report Card System for evaluating schools coming

May 22, 2014 A new system of evaluating public schools in West Virginia will be a welcome change for many concerned about education — providing it accurately reflects quality or lack of it. more »»

VA scandal a cause for concern

May 21, 2014 No doubt some defenders of the federal bureaucracy will use an old last-ditch defense against allegations the Veterans Administration is endangering the health of many men and women who have served... more »»

Suspicion Some fraternal orders are fronts for gambling

May 20, 2014 When the state’s legalized gambling system was being set up years ago, there seemed to be agreement among most West Virginians that fraternal organizations ought to get some breaks. more »»

Last place just not good enough

May 19, 2014 West Virginians have become used to their state coming in last on rankings for just about everything imaginable. more »»

Mine deaths raise troubling questions

May 16, 2014 Violations of federal safety rules are common at many underground coal mines. Most are relatively insignificant and are corrected swiftly. more »»

Rockefeller aims to reverse war on coal

May 15, 2014 It makes no sense for the U.S. government to be concentrating on ways to stop using our most plentiful, economical source of energy — coal — instead of finding better ways to benefit from it. more »»

Deserving of Thanks Law enforcement officers celebrated

May 14, 2014 On Thursday, the nation pause to remember the law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty. more »»

Get out and Vote Each ballot cast makes a difference

May 13, 2014 With today being Election Day, the freedom — and civic duty — to cast one’s vote should remind us all how fortunate we are as Americans. more »»

Community helps United Way

May 12, 2014 Local citizens deserve a big pat on the back for helping the?United Way of Randolph County reach its annual fundraising goa. more »»

DHHR officials in a tight spot

May 9, 2014 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources officials are in a tight spot, put there by a judge who clearly doesn’t want to hear excuses for failure to comply with his mandates. more »»



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