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Learning more about Seneca Creek water monitoring

April 26, 2014 Now that we know our wetland area serves as a “Liver for the River,” Kump Center volunteers are anxious to learn more about water quality measures. more »»

Obama making a mistake in treating Putin like a pariah

April 26, 2014 “Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state. more »»

Taking down decorative crosses

April 25, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»

Paper tiger in Oval Office?

April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who endlessly enjoys twisting the tail of what he suggests is a paper tiger in the White House, has altered the old Teddy Roosevelt axio. more »»

Chelsea Clinton’s baby politicized

April 24, 2014 Chelsea Clinton announced she’s going to be a mother this year. That should elicit the same reaction reserved for the daughter of any former president: a polite “how nice.” But this is a Clinton. more »»

Better care can cost less

April 24, 2014 Almost everyone has known or will know the helplessness of caring for — or overseeing the care of — a sick loved one. more »»

Nationalism is our great ally

April 23, 2014 With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. more »»

Will Manchin run for governor?

April 23, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»

Wage inequality

April 23, 2014 “President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap,” read one headline. Another read, “Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men’s Dollar In 2012. more »»

Thinkin’ while sittin’ and stitchin’

April 19, 2014 Well, we are getting those April showers that are supposed to come! I am ready for some May sunshine! My next “composition” follows. more »»

Easter services, events slated this week

April 19, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! Is it spring? Winter? We’re not really sure! Maybe I should just say Happy Easter! There will be a planned power outage in the Belington and Junior areas. more »»

Regulatory filings are overkill

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. more »»

Become an Earth Angel this year

April 19, 2014 From time to time, we all need a boost, a pick-me-up, or an encouraging word. more »»

Ramps: A ‘spring tonic’

April 19, 2014 Allium tricoccum, wild leeks, or ramps — as they are affectionately known to most Appalachians — are part of a cultural tradition despite their pungent and lingering odor. more »»

Learning is a good guesser’s game

April 19, 2014 Playing guessing games is a great way to help children reduce their fear of failure and develop a love of learning at hom. more »»

GOP’s anger at Obama rages on

April 19, 2014 President Barack Obama’s stewardship for the last five years has been marked with some setbacks. Certainly the “roll-out” of the Affordable Care Act left his administration open to ridicule. more »»

Standing up for W.Va. coal miners

April 19, 2014 My Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the House of Representatives, on which I serve as the top Democrat, recently voted to advance legislation that puts an end to the EPA’s practice... more »»

Obama must defend NATO’s red lines from aggression

April 19, 2014 Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in... more »»

Biden is qualified to be the president

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. more »»

 
 

 

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