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She Was Critical Part Of Reagan Presidency

March 7, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affair. more »»

Verna Pools Are Busy In March

March 6, 2016 A walk in any deciduous forest in early March is certain to reveal a variety of vernal pools. Every depression, large and small, fills with snow melt and rain. more »»

Chaos Reigns At W.Va. Capitol

March 6, 2016 With less than a week to go in the state Legislature’s regular session, West Virginians can be certain of only one thing: There is nothing about which we can be certain. more »»

Moving Monument To Soldiers, Sailors

March 6, 2016 At long last, Wheeling’s monument to those who served our country during the Civil War is coming home. more »»

Voters Should Renew Taxes in Steubenville

March 6, 2016 Steubenville voters will be asked during the March 15 election to renew two longstanding municipal income taxes. They should not hesitate to do so. One of the taxes, for . more »»

Taking Higher Taxes Off Table

March 5, 2016 Plans are proceeding to increase taxes by $316 million a year in West Virginia. That will do nothing to close a $466 million hole in next year’s state budget, howeve. more »»

Stop Adults Who Give Kids Alcohol

March 5, 2016 Local store owners and clerks seem conscientious about not selling alcoholic beverages to minors. But there is nothing they can do to stop an adult who buys booze for kid. more »»

Handicapping Local Casino

March 4, 2016 Moves by state legislators to eliminate government subsidies for greyhound racing are understandable. No other industry — except for horse racing — benefits from such support. more »»

Let Democrat Voters Decide on Nominee

March 4, 2016 For some reason, Democrat Party leaders including President Barack Obama are eager to see former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland win a U.S. Senate seat from the state. more »»

Stiff Penalties Not Warranted

March 4, 2016 Not a day goes by in downtown Wheeling without hundreds of people breaking a law. more »»

Avoiding Expensive Government Projects

March 4, 2016 Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. more »»

Meeting Costly State Mandates

March 3, 2016 Belmont village officials may be about to learn an expensive lesson about dealing with employees. The sooner it is sorted out — and, if necessary, arrangements are made to pay the bill — the bette. more »»

Common Sense Missing in D.C.

March 3, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»

Making People Think at WVU

March 3, 2016 On college and university campuses throughout the country, students are being encouraged not to think about matters that make them uncomfortabl. more »»

Cut Loophole Out Of Hotel-Motel Tax

March 3, 2016 A loophole in West Virginia’s hotel-motel tax is depriving many cities and counties — especially in our area — of revenue they could use to hold taxes down for local residents. more »»

Marijuana Plan Language Critical

March 2, 2016 Allowing sale and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes remains a novel idea, and for good reason. more »»

Enact Measure On Infrastructure

March 2, 2016 With just hours to spare, a bill that could help some West Virginia counties put tax dollars to excellent use was approved Tuesday by the state Senat. more »»

Keeping Schools Safe From Violence

March 2, 2016 Children should not be afraid to go to school, for fear someone will appear with a gun, knife or bomb and begin shedding blood. For the vast majority of students, there is no need for such fear. more »»

Defending Private Property in W.Va.

March 2, 2016 Private property rights are important in a deeply personal way to many West Virginians. more »»

Ensuring Insiders’ Candidate Is Winner

March 2, 2016 Democrat Party leaders have enjoyed the Republican Party’s presidential nominating chaos simply because it empowers the candidate they already have decreed will represent them — Hillary Clinton. more »»

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