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Memory of JFK

Dear Editor:Memorable events make their mark on our memories by our recollections of what we were doing at that particular moment in time, It could be something as simple as "I was washing the...

Thankful to be part of exceptional community

Dear Editor:As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I was thinking about all of the blessings in my life and realized that among the many reasons that I am grateful this year, I am especially thankful...

Helping Doctors to Help their Patients

Improving access to health care for all West Virginians requires a robust Medicare program that can support our doctors and hospitals so that they can effectively treat their patients. Having met with many of our...

Rahall Report: Rahall lauds entrepreneurship as keystone to region’s economic growth

At a conference of the 13 states making up the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) Thursday underscored the value of Federal investments in Appalachia to build infrastructure and strengthen communities’...

Christmas memory

Dear Editor:Having someone to blame, even if it has to be yourself, seems to be a part of explaining paths chosen. With the kind permission of the Mountain Messenger, the following is all due...

Wright to the Point

By Jonathan Wright Admit it—they’re dated. When you see a stack of VHS tapes sitting around somewhere, perhaps in a secondhand store, passed over and gathering dust, what impression do they create in your mind? Without a...

One Day At A Time: One Woman’s Journey

By Tanya Hazelwood Undeserving? I don’t think so. As many of you are aware my life has been a little consumed this past week with help a fellow by the name of Joe. For those who...

Supreme Court made right decision to hear power plant challenge

Commentary By Patrick Morrisey Attorney General of WV In the next few months, the U.S. Supreme Court will be reentering the greenhouse gas debate when it reviews the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempts to regulate emissions from...

One Day At A Time: One Woman’s Journey

By Tanya Hazelwood Forgiveness I’ve been coming across the topic of forgiveness a lot lately. Every time it’s mentioned, there is always this one past regret that haunts me. I am going to tell you a...

Wright to the Point

By Jonathan Wright There’s something very reassuring about going back to the town where you grew up. Regardless of how much has changed, there’s always enough that hasn’t changed to give you a sense of...