WV MLK Day volunteers work ‘to build a stronger nation’

People around West Virginia and the nation honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by making Monday’s federal holiday a day to give back. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” Samantha Jo Warfield with the Corporation for National and Community Service said each year, More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Passion, not position

My service for the state I love has never been about a position; it’s always been about passion. While I’ve been blown away by the calls, texts, emails, social media posts, and favorite candy sent (you can keep More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Repeal of ACA would cripple opioid epidemic fight

Commentary U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and prominent organizations and healthcare service providers in West Virginia, announce research by Harvard and New York University that shows repealing the Affordable More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Re: New Greenbrier Co. Sheriff

Dear Editor: In regards to Derek Teaney’s letter of 14 January, 2017, this gentleman has failed to understand that the replacement of Jan Cahill as sheriff does not entail “running for office” as a candidate. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Rooting out Medicaid fraud demands new leadership

By WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant nationwide and West Virginia certainly is no exception. This reality harms safety net programs, such as Social Security, disability, and More...

By Mountain Messenger On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Open letter to Sen. Manchin and Sen. Capito

To: Senator Joseph Manchin 306 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-3954 Senator Shelley Moore Capito 172 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-6472 Dear More...

By Mountain Messenger On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Replacing what works with what sounds good

Dear Editor: In the 1930s, Frank W. Tuckwiller (D) was elected to the WV Senate. In the mid-1950s, Senator Tuckwiller lead the Democrats for Underwood as Governor of West Virginia. In the mid 1960s, Capt. Frank More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Bon Mots from the Twittersphere I don’t Tweet. This is one of the many things that differentiates me from our president elect, Donald Trump. What I do instead, is quake in fear every morning when I listen to the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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The Lie, Once Again

Dear Editor: Mr. Zafros, your last letter is most like your earlier letters, tell a lie often enough and people will believe it. A quote from my last letter, “now have a chance to reward the doers and the makers More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Ronceverte sewer plant dumping raw sewage into river?

Dear Editor: A little over five years ago, I started walking for exercise. The Island Park in Ronceverte has a nice paved track so a friend of mine and I started walking there. After a while we decided to start More...