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Funding clean coal research

February 8, 2015 Federal budget proposals, running to thousands of pages, can be used to deceive both members of Congress and the American people. more »»

Obama provides little inspiration in IS fight

February 7, 2015 The course of modern history often gives us examples of the right person in the right place sounding the right tone at the right time. FDR after Pearl Harbor. Reagan at the Berlin Wall. George W. more »»

Pinewood Derby a bonding experience

February 6, 2015 An annual father-son event is scheduled for today and Saturday with the Pinewood Derby at the Fort Steuben Mall. more »»

A new type of industrial accident

February 5, 2015 There was a time when the words “industrial accident” in our area meant a problem in a steel mill or another kind of factory, or an incident in a coal mine. more »»

Celebrate Black History Month

February 4, 2015 It's Black History Month — a time to remember and reflect. It's a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial line. more »»

Getting back to accountability

February 3, 2015 State legislators are the elected representatives of the people of West Virginia. more »»

Spring is just around the corner

February 2, 2015 As we dig out from snow and ice that fell over the weekend, it's anticlimatic to hear what the rodent in Punxsutawney and his ilk in Marion, Ohio, and French Creek, W.Va. said at dawn toda. more »»

We are making progress

February 1, 2015 The story that leads off our 2015 Progress Edition contains a quote from Pat Ford that helps to put our area’s changing economy into perspective: “Who would have thought energy would be driving our... more »»

The Super Bowl, a true American event

January 31, 2015 Despite two weeks of stories about deflated footballs, we know all will be forgiven sometime around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when Super Bowl XLIX kicks off. more »»

Keeping West Virginia law equitable

January 30, 2015 Most West Virginians do not worry much about “joint and several liability.” It is part of the jargon of lawyers and judges that, to the layman, can seem impenetrable. more »»

A balance is needed with smoking bans

January 29, 2015 Our area was divided last year when the health boards in both Hancock and Brooke counties opted to expand their respective counties' smoking bans. Del. more »»

Deflate-gate overshadows the real issues

January 28, 2015 The issue of deflated footballs used in part of the AFC Championship Game 10 days ago, wherein the New England Patriots trounced the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 on a cold, wet night near Boston, is the... more »»

Continue support for Weirton United Way

January 27, 2015 The Weirton United Way is closing in on its $260,000 goal, with one final campaign event scheduled for this weekend. more »»

Curb government growth in state

January 26, 2015 There may be more room than apparent for West Virginia state agencies to control spending, even with mid-year corrections of the type Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered for the past couple of years. more »»

Make it easier to do business

January 25, 2015 Some level of regulations on businesses is necessary to safeguard West Virginians. Few people would argue against workers’ compensation rules, for example. more »»

Come check out the bridal show

January 24, 2015 This Sunday is the day for all area brides-to-be, or those just looking for ideas, to have some fun with family and friends while scoping out the latest wedding fashions and flare. more »»

Head Start funding beneficial for our area

January 23, 2015 Early education and child care programs in the Northern Panhandle received a helping hand this week thanks to approximately $5 million in federal funds — to be divided among the next five years — to... more »»

Script provides rare opportunity

January 22, 2015 There’s a powerful addition to the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum at the Brooke County Public Library. more »»

State of the Union only setting stage for 2016?

January 21, 2015 If the national pundits are correct, President Obama was merely trying to set a tone for the 2016 election with his 2015 State of the Union address. more »»

Cybersecurity doesn’t need the government

January 20, 2015 As we begin the seventh year of Barack Obama's presidency, we find a president who remains consistent in never failing to use a situation to make a crisis to provide backing for an attempt to extend... more »»

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