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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Important changes underway in West Virginia Secretary of State’s office

  By Mac Warner, Secretary of State The Nov. 8 general election was a call to action: the people of West Virginia no longer wanted “business as usual.” Rather, people voted for transparency, efficiency, frugal government, and...

The Back Pew

By Stephen Baldwin  The other day I ran into a fellow in Kroger who said, “I haven’t seen you since the big day. Congratulations! How’s it going?” “Thank you very much. It’s going well! The baby...

Divest from war, invest in people

Commentary By Kathy Kelly All Trump, all the time. With a punishing, disorienting barrage of executive orders, President Trump is reversing hard fought gains made in environmental protection, health care, women’s rights, immigration policy and nuclear weapons...

Manchin statement on immigration vetting measures

  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Administration’s executive order on increased immigration vetting measures. “As a member of the Intelligence and former member of the Armed Services Committees, I know...

Re: Donald Trump – Muslim ban

Dear Editor: Let’s be honest, Donald Trump is a bully ... plain and simple. During the primary and general election Trump humiliated his opponents with comments like: “Low energy Jeb,” “Little Marco” and, of course,...

An American Tragedy, in Three Acts

  By Christopher J. Regan Act I flashes back to Reagan’s landslide victory in 1980, as he declares that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Thirty-six years later, his words continue...

‘Friends of the Byrd Center’ to boost centennial, Byrd legacy

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education is announcing its new “Friends of the Byrd Center” campaign seeking $100 from individuals to honor the 100th Anniversary of the late Senator’s birth. The...

Levels of radioactive isotopes in Marcellus well ‘unpredictable’

By Dan Heyman New testing is finding unpredictable levels of naturally occurring radioactive materials in the waste from a Marcellus well. Gas wells in the region produce millions of tons of drill cuttings a year. These...

Third grader’s compelling story helps fight drug abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a third-grader’s heart wrenching story will succeed in convincing every parent and resident across the state to think twice before abusing prescription painkillers. The student, Jacey Rose Chalmers...

Pro-choice groups look to ‘people power’ at difficult moment

By Dan Heyman The weekend’s Women’s March was bigger than organizers expected, and now West Virginia pro-choice advocates say they’ll be relying on “people power” to protect choice in a difficult political environment. With Republicans in...

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