Taking responsibility

Dear Editor: Correction: Recently I mis-identified the “Sudetenland” as being in Austria, actually it was in Czechoslovakia that was first invaded by German armies supposedly for ethnic protection. Next, you may recall my statement about “that reminds me of the story” when if someone can tell the same story, over and over, word for word, why More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rahall Report

Weighing in on Medicare advantage Joining a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) Wednesday urged the Obama Administration and private-sector insurers to find a way to work together in More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Secretary Tennant urges House leadership to restore medical monitoring to water crisis bill

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant this week urged House of Delegates leadership to restore medical monitoring to Senate Bill 373, which creates new standards for above-ground chemical storage tanks. SB More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Horse abuse/starvation case in Renick

Dear Editor: I should have called a month or two ago when I started noticing the horse losing weight. The horse, pastured in the Renick area, has had this lump (the size of a basketball now, it has gotten progressively More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Analysis: Corporate and business tax cuts putting WV in a hole

By Dan Heyman WVNS State lawmakers are struggling to close a big budget hole, but a close look shows the legislature dug that pit with business tax cuts over the last eight years. Sean O’Leary with the West Virginia More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright It’s one of the greatest mysteries of my otherwise predictable daily and weekly life. And it gets to me in a very personal way. I just can’t figure it out no matter how hard I try, and I seriously More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

A message from the past

Dear Editor: There are those who would say that the Mountain Messenger is not the place to enter into a discussion of the American issues of foreign policy. This writer would agree but, also, believes that revisiting More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

State budget cuts put $13 million in child, family money ‘at risk’

by Dan Heyman Advocates for early-childhood and family-support programs have delivered a symbolic $13 million check to West Virginia lawmakers – money they say could be lost if the state goes ahead with budget More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Rahall Report

Flood insurance relief for WV homeowners U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) late Tuesday voted for legislation to provide relief from rate spikes for West Virginia flood insurance policy holders. “It’s not the full More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 24th, 2014

The people who live in our memory…

Dear Editor: Beginning so many of my recollections with the expression “those of a certain age” is an apt description of what is to follow as long as the kind editor of the Mountain Messenger accepts my submissions More...