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Local Columns

Sen. Shelley Capito: Spending Spree Hurts W.Va.

When I walk into our local Kroger in Charleston, like most everyone else, I usually bring with me a grocery list of items to buy. I grab the items I need and then head to the checkout line to pay for it. What I don’t do is set a random dollar amount I intend to spend, of someone else’s ...

Throw the Dog a Bone

I’ve made it my mission since June not to write about Babydog, Gov. Jim Justice’s English Bulldog. I’ve long complained that Babydog is often used by the governor as a distraction from tough questions about his involvement with his businesses while steering the ship of state. Last week, ...

Manchin’s Leadership Moves U.S. in Right Direction

The aptly named “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” a bill co-sponsored by a group of ten bipartisan senators, includes a sweeping range of investments that promise jobs and other economic benefits for communities across the country, and that’s especially exciting in West Virginia, ...

Marshall Memo: Grand Vue Park Seeing Strong Numbers; and ‘Baking for Hope’

Not only is attendance at Grand Vue Park doing very well, but so is the construction of an RV park area, a tent campground, and two bathhouses, according to general manager Craig White who attended this past Tuesday’s Marshall County Commission meeting. Some of this work is expected to be ...

The Biden Inflation Economy — A Tax on All of Us

Inflation is a tax on everyone. It is the worst kind of tax — one that hurts hard-working families who are just trying to make ends meet. Think about your last trip to the gas station or grocery store — aren’t we all paying more than we did a year ago? In just one year, gas prices are ...

Marshall Memo: Back-to-School Fun Fair Set for Wednesday; Splash Pad Update

A Back-to-School Community Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the gymnasium of John Marshall High School. This will be the 37th such event, the last seven being sponsored by Vitalant. The school has a Blood Drive Club whose co-advisors are Kathleen ...