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Marshall Memo: County Fair Gets Underway; Bus Drivers Take Honors

A flag-raising/ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 6:15 p.m. Monday on the Festival Stage of the Marshall County Fairgrounds to kick off the 74th annual Marshall County Fair. Taking part in the ceremony will be fair officials, Marshall County commissioners, city of Moundsville ...

No Holiday Break for News out of Capitol

It might have been a shorter week last week due to the Independence Day holiday, but there was no shortage of news.The first big story to break last week was the halt of the Hope Scholarship education savings account program by Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Joanna Tabit on ...

Joe Goffman the Wrong Choice To Help Lead EPA

For too long, bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. have ignored West Virginians while they make decisions that fundamentally reshaped our state’s economy and everyday way of life. As a candidate, President Biden promised that he would be a “President for All Americans.” I had hoped that ...

Lawmakers, It’s Your Move Now

Happy Independence Day everyone. I hope it's filled with barbecues, pools and fireworks. Though I imagine for some, they're not feeling particularly patriotic after recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.Whatever one might think of the decision made by the justices that overturned previous Supreme ...

What’s Happened to Our Country?

Where is the American soul? How did we become this divided? Has America lost its soul? Did we become too focused on self and individual liberties that we have forgotten how far we have come? Forgotten what we fought for and what is ours to cherish as a nation? Freedom. The United States is ...