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Local Columns

There’s an Easy Fix to the Nation’s Inflation Woes

As inflation continues to break national records, working-class families across West Virginia are bearing the brunt at gas pumps and grocery aisles. To turn the tide on rising costs, there are common sense proposals to put workers first. They include serious steps to reduce the federal ...

Marshall Memo: Municipal Building up for Discussion, and new Library Hours

Moundsville City Council members will be voting on whether to accept the lone bid for construction of a new municipal/public safety building at Tuesday’s regular meeting. When it came time to open bids some eight days ago, only one firm submitted a bid although some three other firms had ...

Biden Mistake Could End America’s Solar Industry

President Joe Biden has talked a lot about “Made in America” — and creating 10 million clean energy jobs. However, he’s just made a serious error for America’s solar manufacturing industry that poses grave consequences for the nation’s energy future including a greater dependence on ...

Test Your Independence Day Knowledge With This Quiz

Get ready to break out the red, white and blue! Test your knowledge of America’s birthday by seeing how much you know about Independence Day with this short, easy and fun quiz. 1. What group declared independence from Great Britain? A. The Minute Men B. The Second Continental Congress ...

It’s Party Time in West Virginia

For the last week or so, “party” has been the key word as West Virginia celebrates 159 years as a state, as I celebrate four years as your state government reporter in Charleston, and as both political parties make news for good and ill. I was expecting more drama from the West Virginia ...

Our Nation Is Under Attack. Why Don’t We Care?

The United States is under attack. We take casualties by the dozens daily, by the hundreds weekly, and all told the attackers have put hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens in the ground. Our little children have been massacred at their desks time and time again, but it is understood ...