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State board looking at principals

July 15, 2014 The critical roles played by school principals are apparent to most in the education community. more »»

New way to fight sexual predators

July 14, 2014 Sexual predators are crafty in the extreme, and that is a special worry to parents trying to safeguard their children. Now, Ohioans have a new weapon in that fight. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 12, 2014 Applause to all the volunteers and participants who brought us the 30th annual Mountain State Street Machines Auto Extravaganza last weekend. more »»

‘Monsters’: Not real life, just real dumb

July 11, 2014 P.T. Barnum famously said no one would ever go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. It’s clear the producers of “Mountain Monsters” won’t go broke any time soon. more »»

How will state spending cuts affect residents?

June 30, 2014 Older and disabled people in West Virginia who need help to maintain independent lifestyles are losing one resourc. more »»

New approach needed for state mental hospitals

June 23, 2014 West Virginia’s treatment of some of the most unfortunate among us, the mentally ill, has been controversial for decades. Periodically, judges step in to order changes. more »»

Broadband Council has been a disaster

June 16, 2014 If spending taxpayers’ money at a rapid pace is the test of success for government — as some officials seem to think — West Virginia’s Broadband Deployment Council is a flop. more »»

Egregious Punishments needed for VA missteps

June 14, 2014 Local veterans of military service may be among those victimized rather than served by the Department of Veterans Service. more »»

Diversification will be slowed by war on coal

June 9, 2014 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama’s war on coal represents an opportunity West Virginians should seiz. more »»


June 5, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Closer Look

June 5, 2014 West Virginia landfills are required to have radioactivity monitors installed by Jan. 1, 2015. Other new landfill rules are being developed, according to state officials. more »»

Mountain State should look to Ohio

June 4, 2014 Sometimes being a leader is the wrong thing to do — if you are taking people in the wrong direction. more »»

Big Mess Medicaid now a huge drain

June 3, 2014 Taxpayers’ hackles ought to go up every time they hear politicians pledging some new program “won’t cost us anything. more »»

New Battle

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 »»



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