Letter: Opposes pipeline

Dear Editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 1, I got to go to a comment session with WVDEP re: the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Many people just like you and me came armed with facts and statistics to...

Eat Your Veggies! Vol. IV: Let’s go shopping!

  Starting a vegan diet is intimidating, especially when you don’t even know what to eat for breakfast. Or if you’re a guy living alone cooking for yourself. Even if you’re not a guy and...

Games of Bones Episode 4: The Meninges

By Dr. Tim Pence Menindgees. From ancient Greek meninx, singular membrane. The meninges are collectively the three layered membranes that envelope the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. The outer layer is the dura, the...

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...