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What Happens in Vegas

This past Sunday evening saw - once again - a deadly shooting on United States soil in Las Vegas. This shooting, which claimed the lives of 59 people and wounded 527 more - so far - is being heralded as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.In the wake of such a devastating ...

‘Roads to Prosperity’ is Devil We Know

During a special voting session on Saturday, Oct. 7, state residents will have the opportunity to vote on Gov. Jim Justice's plan to issue bonds for roughly $3 billion in projects to repair and rebuild state roadways.Senate Joint Resolution 6, also known as the "Roads to Prosperity Amendment of ...

State Ahead of the Curve in Elections

Name a policy issue, and chances are it has been politicized by Democrats, Republicans and even Independents eager to gain advantages over political rivals. Even the security of the election process has become a polarizing debate.Good for West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner for ...

Teachers Aren’t Made in Classrooms

West Virginia has a shortage of public school teachers qualified on paper to do their jobs. Eliminating some of the red tape at least partially responsible for that problem makes sense.In doing so, state officials should take care not to open the field of teaching to people who are not ...

Haley: Kim is ‘Begging for War’

Diplomats sometimes engage in hyperbole to make their points. But what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday may be the literal truth.Haley spoke during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. It was called after it was confirmed that North Korea has ...

#HoustonStrong

It seems 2017 has proven to be a year of turmoil, strife and disunity.No matter who is to blame, something had to give. And it seems that thing turned out to be yet another disaster. This last week saw Hurricane Harvey ravage Texas, specifically Houston, with seemingly never ending rains, ...

Back-to-School

Jefferson County's 2017-18 school year kicked off Monday for most students, while Kindergarten graced the school halls for their very first, first day on Tuesday.While many students, and even teachers, lamented the start of a new school year, hundreds more were excited to get a new shot at ...

No Place for Hate

On Aug. 12 we saw a display of racism, hatred and vile bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia. While it would seem that the white supremacists who descended upon the city had no intention for violence, things did not remain that way.And that is the problem; hatred always leads to violence.In ...

Defeating Defeat

The odds are constantly stacked against us.This is true whether you are black, white, straight, gay, deaf, blind...and on down the list. We all face struggles and are all susceptible to feeling defeated. Whether it is the loss of a job, a failing marriage, the death of a loved one or your ...

Capito’s Stance Unchanged

One of the things many West Virginians have learned is to keep our options open. It is simple common sense.U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's vote last Tuesday to allow debate on whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell into the category of representing her fellow Mountain State ...