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Birth control availability at risk

By Dan Heyman Reproductive-rights advocates say a leaked Trump administration draft regulation threatens birth control insurance coverage for millions of women. Dated May 23, the “interim final rule” was circulated to several government agencies for comment....

Was $450,000 wasted?

Dear Editor and fellow Greenbrier County residents: I received my May/June 2017 issue of Blue Ridge Country- Exploring the Mountains of the South. I expected to find an advertisement for our beautiful Greenbrier County and...

Local leaders endorse Lewisburg Citizens’ Party candidates

Business, community, faith and civic leaders throughout Lewisburg have recently given their public endorsement of the Lewisburg Citizens’ Party candidates currently running for city council. Business owner Sparrow Huffman, Reverend Chris Thompson, Council member...

What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to Me

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner West Virginians - and everyone who loves West Virginia - I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to tell...

Tinkering with bad bill

The health bill passed by the House would effectively end the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid and cause millions to lose coverage, according to reports released today from the Center on Budget...

The Back Pew

Folks often imagine political deals happening in dark rooms filled with cigars and card games. That’s not true in West Virginia. Ours happen in unoccupied offices filled with coffee and donuts! For the past week,...

Letter to the Editor: Ordinance 254

Dear Editor: My Dad taught me to follow the teachings of Jesus, and to respect all human beings. A few of Jesus’ teachings stand out: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto...

At the Capitol: Still no budget

Commentary By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association After 10 days in special session failed to bring the Senate and House of Delegates any closer to resolution of the impasse over the 2017-18 state...

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter

Open letter Dear Senators Manchin and Capito and Representative Jenkins: President Trump’s budget is a recipe for a more dangerous world at home and abroad. How many times does this need to be proven in our...

The Back Pew – May 19th, 2017

by Stephen Baldwin Last week, I asked my wife how her day had been. She said, “Busy, but I didn’t get much accomplished.” That appropriately describes the atmosphere at the Capitol right now. BUDGET. On Wednesday...