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‘Round and About Barbour County

May 17, 2014 Hello from Barbour County. Did you see the amazing lightning show and thunderstorm that we had this week? Wow! Schools were closed on Tuesday for voting in the primary election. more »»

Teachers impact student learning

May 10, 2014 How do teachers know students are learning? That is the central question that future teachers were exploring at the Fourth Annual Kump Center Education Research Seminar at Davis & Elkins College... more »»

Weaving a beautiful tapestry in our lives

May 10, 2014 It is usually in the seemingly least likely places in which we have our “aha” moments, isn’t it? As I approached the car wash, I marveled at the advancement of such a machine. more »»

Obama focuses on legacy

May 10, 2014 Unemployment figures have given President Barack Obama a boost domestically. After inheriting a jobless rate hovering at 10 percent or better, his policies have gradually taken it down to 6.3 percent. more »»

America no longer ‘makes stuff’

May 9, 2014 In March, the highest unemployment rates in West Virginia and Ohio were, respectively, Wetzel County at 12.7 percent and Monroe County at 12.5 percent. Why? In a word: Orme. more »»

Activities abound in Barbour County

May 3, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! April showers bring May flowers? If that’s true, then I think that we might have some flowers this month. more »»

Volunteers made a difference

May 3, 2014 Presbyterian volunteers were busy at Kump Center Saturday, April 25, hemming tea towels, clearing debris from the yard, and constructing a new gate for the Wetland Classroom along Goddin Creek... more »»

When bad things happen to good people

May 3, 2014 It is not the first time I have seen it happen, or even the tenth, but it has happened agai. more »»

Defending the right to report the news

May 2, 2014 News is fact-based, but the reactions to it can be subjective. more »»

Moving beyond ‘have war, will travel’

May 2, 2014 New standards in foreign policy seem less to be determined by a general view of human rights but rather by wort. more »»

What race preferences hide

April 29, 2014 Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. more »»

New opportunity for Rockefeller

April 29, 2014 Last week West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted a forum featuring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Ted Koppel. The two came to Buckhannon to promote public service. more »»

But will Dunbar rise again?

April 29, 2014 Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again -- and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of... more »»

High court tangled up in euphemisms

April 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. more »»

No easy fix for personal problems

April 26, 2014 We live in an instant society. Everything is a quick and an easy fix. That includes meal preparation (can you believe the microwavable bread, rice, vegetables and meals?). more »»

Liberals must make class issues a priority

April 26, 2014 ave to be altered, not so much because of failure but success. For nearly 50 years American liberalism, often derided by critics, nevertheless accomplished much in the theater of civil rights. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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