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Truth often lost in Information Age

March 1, 2015 During the past few weeks, Americans have been reacting to the thought that one of the three major broadcast network anchormen turned travel in a war zone into a tall tale, as well as another major... more »»

Event will help give kids a smile

February 28, 2015 There will be lots to smile about next week. Why? The 13th-annual Eastern Gateway Community College’s Give Kids A Smile event gets underway Wednesday locally. more »»

Override Obama’s Keystone veto

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Community supports K-9 division

February 26, 2015 The Weirton community is known for showing its support for those who dedicate their lives to protecting us. more »»

End the slowdown in the Senate

February 25, 2015 Democrats in the West Virginia Senate threw something of a temper tantrum Tuesday, perhaps reflecting their frustration with being the minority party for the first time in more than 80 years. more »»

The more we know

February 24, 2015 It’s easy to turn measles into an “us-against-them” series of arguments, like much of what occurs in society. more »»

Be responsible pet owners

February 23, 2015 Most pet owners know their furry family members deserve attention, and certainly having them spayed or neutered is of the utmost importance. more »»

President is living in a dreamland

February 22, 2015 "Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough." Likable sentiment if you're watching a production of "Peter Pan." Not so good if it's U.S. more »»

It’s not too late to be heart-smart

February 21, 2015 February is the month for many honorable causes, and among them is American Heart Mont. more »»

EPA not interested in impact on state

February 20, 2015 Now we know why Environmental Protection Agencies avoided West Virginia and other coal states during their “listening tour” and public hearings on proposed new rules that would devastate the coal... more »»

Improvements to rail safety needed

February 19, 2015 The wiping out of a swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, by an oil train that was a runaway and crashed and erupted in flame in July 2013 garnered attention to the dangers of hauling petroleum products i... more »»

Reserve 911 for emergencies

February 18, 2015 It's rare these days for an area to not have a 911 system in place for residents to call in the event of emergencies. more »»

Pass prevailing wage changes

February 17, 2015 If House of Delegates members follow the state Senate’s lead, West Virginia's “prevailing wage” bill may for the first time live up to its name — and save taxpayers substantial sums of money. more »»

Today we honor our nation’s presidents

February 16, 2015 We celebrate Presidents Day today, though it has become nothing more than a day off for many workers and schoolchildren. more »»

Do what is best for the students

February 15, 2015 State Board of Education members are right to back away from wholesale adoption of national Common Core standards in West Virginia public schools. more »»

Hotel tax exemption cannot move forward

February 14, 2015 We are troubled by a bill recently introduced in the West Virginia Senate and encourage our lawmakers to think carefully before taking any vote. more »»

Provide tracks with racing flexibility

February 13, 2015 West Virginia legislators often have to take sides on controversial issues. They ought to welcome voting on one about which there is widespread agreement. more »»

It’s time for us to take action

February 12, 2015 Given that President Obama thinks the Islamic State is something aimed at a much larger area than Syria — thus his insistence on calling it ISIL, meaning “The Levant,” a much larger portion of the... more »»

Check your heart health

February 11, 2015 It’s that time again where residents from near and far flock to Steubenville for the annual Heartland event. Yes, one of the Ohio Valley’s premier health events, gets under way at 6 a.m. more »»

Govern state without acrimony

February 10, 2015 With about one-third of the West Virginia Legislature’s 60-day regular session completed, not much bitterness has been displayed by lawmakers on opposing sides of the issues. more »»

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