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March 14, 2014 While we were discussing one of the problems we at the newspaper sometimes have in obtaining public records, another journalist advised me, “Don’t take it personally. more »»

The injustice of Jim Justice

March 13, 2014 This year’s Legislative session is now complete. Depending on one’s perspective it could have been either inconsequential or mildly successfu. more »»

Working to keep our head above water

March 13, 2014 With my support, the House of Representatives recently passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which provides relief from flood insurance rates that have skyrocketed to unaffordable... more »»

Stop us before we spend again!

March 11, 2014 Some of the amendments legislators have suggested for state Senate President Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund bill have interesting undertones. more »»

Ignoring financial storm warnings

March 4, 2014 Even as a proverbial perfect storm was bearing down on West Virginia, in the state Capitol officials were ignoring storm warnings from budget analyst. more »»

Abortion the third rail of politics

February 25, 2014 Social Security really isn’t the “third rail” of politics, despite what has been said. Abortion earns that distinction. more »»

Obama goes over familiar terrain

February 22, 2014 If nature abhors a vacuum, the last months, indeed years, could have fooled me. Barack Obama and his enemies have gone back and forth over the same political terrain for more than five years. more »»

Spaghetti dinner set for today

February 22, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! I do have some good news! Spring will arrive in less than one month! I have heard some reports of ladybug sightings and some are even tapping their maple trees for the... more »»

Kump Center offers mentoring

February 22, 2014 The West Virginia Department of Education has approved the Kump Education Center’s proposal to offer mentoring for public school teachers in the Highland counties of West Virginia. more »»

Legislative session beginning to heat up

February 20, 2014 Things are heating up in the second session of the 81st Legislature at the Capitol. We recently passed the halfway point of the session and the cutoff date for bill introduction was Feb. more »»

Wetland Classroom: A liver for the river

February 15, 2014 The Kump Education Center is starting a new project-based learning initiative in the wetland area across from Kroger in Elkins. more »»

Gone to the dogs: Animals provide lots of love

February 15, 2014 If you’re a dog lover, you will love this column. If you’re not, read it anyway. By the end, you might change your mind. more »»

Sharing stories of birth, birthdays

February 15, 2014 Last week, I celebrated my birthday. When I was growing up, the ritual for the birthdays of my brothers and myself included my father telling us the stories of the days of our births. more »»

How they’re bringing in business

February 14, 2014 There seems to be a lot more focus on “women’s health” — liberal code for abortion — than there was several years ago. more »»

Love your heart: Reduce your risks for heart disease

February 12, 2014 Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In America, heart disease kills 2,200 people every day. more »»

GOP in transition

February 8, 2014 George Wallace, the 1968 Independent candidate for president, launched a new party that sort of embraced conservatis. more »»

Students must also learn at home

February 7, 2014 Every child ought to be home schooled. Too many parents rely on schools, both public and private, to educate their children. more »»

Snowshoe Mountain: Our Allegheny beacon

February 1, 2014 Spectacular multi-colored winter skies are bursting at the seams and beckon us to West Virginia’s high country where a Mountain-State Mini (a three-day “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia” vacation)... more »»

GOP’s focus is on tactics

February 1, 2014 Because the perception that the Tea Party is in decline, Republicans of a more establishment stripe are confident that they will prevail in 2014. more »»

Harlem Superstars coming to PBHS

January 25, 2014 Just think, the first month of this new year is almost gone! Cold weather, business closings, and snow days have been the topic of conversation lately. more »»



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