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Anti-Terrorism ‘Model’ Is Far From Successful

January 20, 2015 President Barack Obama has said Yemen is a success story in U.S. efforts to battle Islamic terrorists. Others in his administration have cited the Yemen “model” for counter-terrorism campaigns. U.S. more »»

Make King’s Dream Reality

January 19, 2015 Last week, perhaps with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday we celebrate today on his mind, Ohio Gov. more »»

Getting Our Oil From Friends

January 19, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Keep Paying Off Debt a Priority

January 19, 2015 Among the best ideas adopted in West Virginia during the past several years was state Sen. Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund. more »»

Banishing Bigotry From America

January 19, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Base Budget On Realistic Forecast

January 18, 2015 The major task Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators expect to tackle later this year — closing a $195 million gap in next year’s budget — may not be the full extent of their challenge. more »»

Curbing Truancy In W.Va. Schools

January 18, 2015 Children who are not in class do not benefit from even the best public education system. Gov. more »»

Help United Way Help Our Neighbors

January 18, 2015 Each year, thousands of our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members in this area are helped in important ways by charitable agencies affiliated with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. more »»

Pats on the Back:

January 18, 2015 --To the Rev. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling and Shiloh Apostolic Temple in Weirton, who will be speaking at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Defending Our Liberty

January 17, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. more »»

Change ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Label

January 17, 2015 Whether West Virginia merits the label of “judicial hellhole” is a topic that can prompt fierce arguments among business people and attorneys, liberals and conservatives. more »»

Getting Things Done Early

January 16, 2015 a Republicans and Democrats in West Virginia often differ substantially on the role of government. more »»

Keeping Gas And Oil Workers Safe

January 16, 2015 One suggestion Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made in his State of the State address Wednesday should be adopted promptly. more »»

Saving Heroin Overdose Victims

January 16, 2015 Some West Virginians who overdose on heroin could survive if a drug used commonly in many other states was administered to them. It is Naloxone, and Gov. more »»

Keep Collecting Tolls on Turnpike

January 16, 2015 For several years, state legislators have heard suggestions tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike be lifted. more »»

Ridding Cities Of ‘Urban Blight’

January 15, 2015 Dilapidated buildings, often abandoned by their owners, have been a headache for many local communities for decade. more »»

Don’t Agree to Tax Increase in W.Va.

January 15, 2015 It is being suggested West Virginia should increase the state tax on cigarettes by $1 a pack, allegedly to help curb tobacco use. That is a bad idea and local legislators who oppose it are right. more »»

Put W.Va. 2 Plan Into High Gear

January 15, 2015 There is no place more appropriate than the Ohio Valley for West Virginia to shrug off the years-long uneasiness about thinking big in terms of highway construction. more »»

Teaching Children Truth as We Know It

January 15, 2015 West Virginia Board of Education members have backed away from a proposal to change state requirements for how children are taught about climate change. Good. more »»

Learning More About Coverup

January 14, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

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