Open letter to WV Legislature

Dear Members of the Legislature: I am writing to beg you to reconsider these devastating cuts that are being placed on the Title 19 Medicaid Wavier program. I am the father of two adult, mentally...

Wright to the Point

All right—I suppose I’ll have to admit it sooner or later: I’m guilty. For years I’ve poked fun at people for doing the same thing, and here I joined right in with it myself this...

Commentary: At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For WV Press Association With less than a month remaining in 60-day regular session, House and Senate leaders unveiled their counterproposal to Gov. Jim Justice’s budget plan. What Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and...

One Day At A Time: One Woman’s Journey

By Tanya Hazelwood Two way street The most common question I probably get asked is whether my husband drinks in front of me. The answer to that is yes. Does it bother me? No, not really,...

The Rahall Report

Rahall supports legislation for veterans U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), member of the House Military Veterans Caucus, late Monday evening helped to secure passage of legislation to facilitate the processing of veterans’ disability claims. "With...

Not a conflict of interest

Dear Editor: The author of the April 3 letter to the editor raised a valid question: is it a conflict of interest for an elected mayor to serve as a compensated city manager/administrator? The author...

Saying goodbye to Bobby Brooks

Dear Editor: Bobby Brooks died last week. He wasn’t a relative of mine or a neighbor. He was my auto mechanic. I met him almost fifteen years ago after moving here. It didn’t take long...

Governor’s budget proposal: both disappointing and promising

During (the Feb. 8) address, the 36th Governor of West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice, offered his budget proposal. Unfortunately, Governor Justice decided to double down on the ideas of the past - that lasting prosperity...

Ask Alicia: A column by Alicia Lamb

Dear Readers, Sometimes you meet people who just make you happy and bring positive energy no matter where they go. When they walk into the room, it’s like a ray of sunshine just hit you...

Open letter to Alderson citizens and water customers

Dear fellow citizens: In response to many of your complaints about the process of reading water meters, and the possibility of the human element of reading the numbers and entering them into our accounting system...

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