FERC in the pockets of the energy industry

Dear Editor: I read nearly the entire 700+ page Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which was released in mid September. There is virtually no hope of getting the Federal Energy Regulatory...

The Back Pew. June 9, 2017

After two weeks of tough budget negotiations, I’ve learned to cut to the chase. Here is the scoop. DID BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WORK? Yes, as someone who was in the room, it worked. Gov. Justice mediated...

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...

Ronceverte sewer plant dumping raw sewage into river?

Dear Editor: A little over five years ago, I started walking for exercise. The Island Park in Ronceverte has a nice paved track so a friend of mine and I started walking there. After a...

Open letter to Legislature  

Dear Gentlemen: I am writing to let you know that West Virginians are profoundly disappointed in your performance to date. All of you were elected on the promise of change for West Virginia. In the...

Vote for Ambler and Baldwin

Dear Editor: As the coming election draws ever nearer, many minds are so occupied by the national dilemma that local contests are passed over in our thinking until the last minute. With this in mind...

Re: Restoring mined areas

Dear Editor: Thank you for Tenley Shewmake’s Open letter to Jim Justice last week. Her proposal to give miners work restoring mined areas sounds like WIN WIN WIN. Displaced miners would have work. Stream and air...

Thank you from citizens of White Sulphur Springs

Dear Editor: The City of White Sulphur Springs experienced a devastating flood on June 23, 2016. Many of our citizens were left without homes and eight residents of White Sulphur Springs lost their lives. We, The...

Donald Trump/email server/ etc.

Dear Editor: “Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt Secretary of State in our history.” “It’s pay to play at the State Department.” “Hillary Clinton has engaged in criminal and illegal activities.” “She’s a crook and...

Support for legalizing marijuana in West Virginia

My Fellow West Virginians, I am writing to you about the future of West Virginia. We must face the reality that the non-metallurgical coal industry is dead. Therefore, we are looking at huge raises in...

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