Echo from the Hills – August 12th, 2017

  “If the first week of August is unusually warm - the coming Winter will be snowy and long.” “For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in Winter.” “If cold August follows a hot...

Letter to the Editor: Evan Jenkins and the cost of military spending

  Dear Editor: Evan Jenkins is a strongly-conservative Republican.  He clearly and unreservedly supports increased Pentagon spending.  Just one of his many quotes: “Keeping our military strong is the central role of the federal government.”  In...

Manchin agrees – opioid crisis national emergency

Commentary  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)  released the following statement this week on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis report, concluding that the President should declare a state of emergency...

Manchin ensures WV priorities included in agriculture, energy and water appropriations bills

Commentary U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently ensured that West Virginia priorities were included in the FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and the FY 2018 Energy...

Manchin’s statement on Senate passing ‘Jessie’s Law’

Commentary U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the decision in the Senate to pass Jessie’s Law, his legislation to help ensure that medical professionals have full knowledge of their patient’s previous opioid addiction if the...

Echo from the Hills – August 5th, 2017

Commentary Midsummer heat blankets our hills, as July slips away into the past. August is ready to enter, with her showy flowers and languid, sleepy days marked by misty mornings and hot, sunshiny days. Above the...

Rep. Jenkins funds border wall construction  

Commentary Through his role on the House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) has helped secure the full funding requested by President Trump to build the wall along the Mexican border. Rep. Jenkins supported full...

Letter to the Editor: Dog owners let dogs run on my land; terrorizing bears...

  Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I drove down the lane to fined two bear-dog trucks blocking access to my mailbox. So I parked, got out and walked over to get the mail. The young...

Manchin and Capito announce more than $2.5M for WV airports

Commentary U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently announced $2,503,844 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration for multiple West Virginia airports. This funding will...

Echo from the Hills

Commentary Hot and full-blown, summer comes breathlessly into the hills. She blows her sultry breath over the countryside, coaxing the gardens to grow and flourish, and covers the hills with thick, green underbrush. The early garden...