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Where is the District of Columbia?

August 13, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Elk River spill: Examing actions prudent

August 12, 2014 West Virginia Public Service Commission officials’ desire to learn whether adequate precautions were taken to protect public water customers before and after a dangerous chemical spilled into the El... more »»

Capito looks out for West Virginians

August 11, 2014 U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, who is seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate from West Virginia, works hard to represent her fellow Mountain State residents. more »»

A new era in education

August 9, 2014 Last spring saw the end of an era with the closing of Weirton Heights, Liberty and Broadview elementary schools. more »»

It will be a ‘peach’ of a time in Weirton

August 8, 2014 An annual tradition will be renewed in Weirton Saturday, and it means area residents are sure to have a “peachy” time. St. more »»

This is coming to a town near you

August 8, 2014 The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. “It’s insane,” he wants America to know. “We’re in a war zone.” And there's no room for apathy. “This is coming to a town near you,” he warns. more »»

How the media craft victory for Hamas

August 8, 2014 On Tuesday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hosted Hamas spokesman Osama Hamden. The week before, Hamdan labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a new image of Hitler” on the networ. more »»

Proposed legislation will protect students

August 7, 2014 Carbon monoxide is a danger to everyone, leading to hundreds of deaths each year and hundreds of thousands of hospitalization. more »»

Anti-semitism from the west

August 7, 2014 Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. more »»

Has thinking become obsolete?

August 7, 2014 Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era. more »»

Maybe Washington does represent us

August 6, 2014 While Americans are quick to decry the do-nothing Congress or the president who is at loggerheads with the will of the people, there is evidence that at least with one major issue the federal... more »»

War on coal affects all Americans

August 5, 2014 From farmers in Missouri to poor families in Colorado and Georgia, tens of millions of Americans are beginning to awaken to the fact they have something in common with coal miners in Appalachia:... more »»

Law may need some changes

August 4, 2014 Few pieces of complex legislation become law without containing at least a few flaws. more »»

School year also provides chance to help others

August 3, 2014 We are using this space today to make a request that you may not have expected to see until, say, early November. more »»

Program proving itself a lifesaver

August 2, 2014 A long-planned project to help Hancock County residents keep track of their loved ones appears to be paying dividends, and we hope it continues to see success for years to come. more »»

Derby shines the spotlight on area

August 1, 2014 At around 5:45 p.m. more »»

A day for the ‘kidz’

July 31, 2014 It will be a day of fun and games for area children Saturday as MedExpress presents its second-annual Weirton Kidz Day at Marland Heights Park. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Patience still needed with road project

July 30, 2014 It has been a long summer for motorists whose daily commute includes the portion of U.S. 22 near Weirto. more »»

Keep new animal regulations in place

July 29, 2014 There certainly have been missteps in implementing a new West Virginia law to restrict ownership of dangerous animals. But they have not been serious enough for state legislators or Gov. more »»

Speaking out at EPA hearing

July 28, 2014 During their "listening tour" of the country several months ago, Environmental Protection Agency officials claimed they wanted a cross-section of Americans' opinions about proposed new rules that... more »»

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