Open letter to Democrats

Fellow Democrats: Today was the last day to introduce bills in the Senate and as I’m sure you have already noted, Republican leadership still hasn’t come through with their promise for progress on jobs. What have they been doing with their time? The complete opposite. Instead of keeping their word to hardworking West Virginia families they have More...

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By admin On Friday, February 27th, 2015

Is bill unconstitutional?

Dear Editor: The WV House of Delegates passed H.B. 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, in a bipartisan vote of 87 to 12; and it is now being considered in the WV Senate. We are once again hearing More...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Opposed to pipeline construction

Dear Editor: Nearly 20 years ago, Gilbert Grosvenor, former president of the National Geographic Society said at the 1998 international Groundwater Symposium, “We are at a crucial turning point. If we do not change More...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Child Protection Act currently being considered in Senate

Dear Editor: The WV House of Delegates passed H.B. 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, in a bipartisan vote of 87 to 12; and it is now being considered in the WV Senate. We are once again hearing More...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Water emergency handled with calm resolve

  Dear Editor: I want to express my appreciation for all those who responded to the water emergency caused by the Jan. 23 diesel spill on Route 92 that flowed into Anthony Creek and then the Greenbrier River More...

By admin On Friday, February 13th, 2015

Recent events underscore importance of clean water

Dear Editor: Recent events in the Greenbrier River Watershed underscore the importance of our clean water and our responsibilities towards our environment. In the last few months there have been two spills of diesel More...

By admin On Friday, February 6th, 2015

In God We Trust specialty license plate

Dear Editor: West Virginians now have the opportunity to order the new state IN GOD WE TRUST specialty license plate for their vehicles. For an application call the official contact person, Jill Snyder at 304-227-4565. More...

By admin On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Recent spill illustrates danger of fossil fuels

Dear Editor: After the recent diesel spill in Anthony Creek, we have all come to realize the importance of having a clean water source. It’s vital to our very existence. Yet we continue to live unsustainably, More...

By admin On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Society must take the power of words away

Dear Editor: I recently read the article,” Pretty [Penny] Cafe vandalized with racial slur” which appeared in your Jan. 15, 2015 edition of the Mountain Messenger. I am an African American female. My husband More...

By admin On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Thank you, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin

Dear Editor: Reflecting back on the year 2014, West Virginians were once again witness to the obvious—some corporations continue to operate as if they are in a third world country. For example, after Freedom Industries More...