Study: Ending WV marriage ban means jobs and $9 million boost to State economy

Dear Editor: A new study (view study here: http://bit.ly/1pZLXEg) released this week by UCLA’s Williams Institute shows that West Virginia’s economy is missing out on millions of dollars and potential jobs due to the state’s marriage ban for same-sex couples. According to the report’s estimates, more than 1,424 same-sex couples would choose More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Cleaning Up After Your Grown Children I have been thinking for some time now that how the world considers a child as being grown because they turn 18 is hilarious. It’s like blowing smoke More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

True story from ‘The Great War’

Dear Editor: The family name in this telling has been changed, for obvious reasons, but the story is true. The county seat of Monroe County, to our south, Union, was described in 1830 as “a sprightly village” More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   On this Labor Day weekend it’s worthwhile to look back on our own individual work histories and renew ourselves once more to the deep value of hard, honest work. Most of us remember our More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

AG Morrisey sends letter to EPA outlining agency’s failure to follow its own rule-making process

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, which outlines further legal objections to EPA’s plan to regulate carbon More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Research links a healthy body to healthy brain

By Dan Heyman Keeping kids active not only keeps their bodies healthy but also their brains, according to new research. “White matter” describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one area of More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Where Are the Doctors! I think I have actually seen my doctor as a patient, twice in about 3 years and that was on “well” visits. My son has not seen his doctor as a patient in over More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright It was absolutely the greatest family gathering possible—without being connected to a funeral. I’m talking about a phenomenal event I attended last weekend in St. Simons Island, Georgia—none More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

‘I’ve got a little list’

Dear Editor: The names of J. Edgar Hoover, Sir William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan don’t often appear at the same time in the same story but there is a connection when you look at certain details. Mr. Hoover’s More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Daily Life Challenges As if life does not offer enough challenges, my stove quit working. It is partially my fault. My bottom oven element burned out, so DIY me ordered a replacement and More...