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Festival provided myriad of crafts, drinks

The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival was held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this past week, and it was (as always for the June iteration of the festival) hot outside.That really has nothing to do with this column, per se, but I would just like to point out the lengths I go in ...

Lack of intermediate court disturbing

West Virginia is one of only a handful of states that lack an intermediate court of appeals. If you lose your case in circuit court, you may request an appeal to the state Supreme Court, but it's up to that court whether or not you get it.Many people have argued for some time that we need an ...

CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY AND OUR PROMISING FUTURE ON WEST VIRGINIA DAY

West Virginia may be a small state, but our impact on this nation's history and its future is far greater than the size of our geography or our population.This June 20, as on every June 20, the people of the great state of West Virginia will once again celebrate the day that our state became ...

A long, hot summer

The long, hot summer started early this year. My favorite times of the year are fall and spring. Winters and summers were just there to live through. When I think about it, I enjoyed summer much more when I was a kid than I do today.Summers before the age of television were spent swimming or ...

Hearing showed strong support for preservation

A public hearing held recently by the Jefferson County Commission about spending county money on the purchase of what is called the "cement mill" property drew about 40 citizens, capacity for the commission's meeting room in Charles Town.About 20 people (I included) spoke in favor of the ...

Six-month mileston

I am so pleased to be able to share with all the people of West Virginia that I have just passed the six-month mark as your United States Senator, and I am so proud of all that we have been able to accomplish together in that short period of time. Since I was sworn in as the 1,916th U.S. ...

Finding commonsense solutions

West Virginians are ready for Washington to start fixing some of the incredible challenges facing this country, instead of simply adding to them. So in April, I embarked on "Commonsense Solutions" Week, visiting nine counties and traveling nearly 1,500 miles across West Virginia to discuss ...

Q&A with Taggart Siegel

I caught up with Taggart Siegel through Skype on May 4 as he was taking a breather in his film screening schedule at Angelic Organics, the Illionis-based farm featired om Taggart's most famous film: "The Real Dirt on Farmer John."Q: What drew you to bees as the subject for a feature film?A: I ...

A victor for common sense

I grew up working in asmall business learning from my grandfather the values of how to keep yourself and your business strong.In West Virginia, whether it's the small diner we visit for lunch or the local hardware store we count on for tools and garden supplies, the reality is our state's and ...