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James A. Haught: The remarkable journey we have traveled

Look back over your life and count the amazing changes.

There was no electricity in Reader, the Wetzel County farm town where I was born in 1932. We had gaslights with fragile mantles that crumbled at a touch, and gas stoves hooked up with...

Daily Mail: Tim Armstead: Legislators take bold steps together
Daily Mail: Tim Armstead: Legislators take bold steps together

We have reached the halfway point of the first session of the 82nd Legislature.

As Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, I am excited about the bold steps the Legislature is taking on behalf of the people of West Virginia....

Daily Mail: Nanya Friend: Treat your Valentine to a turnip
Daily Mail: Nanya Friend: Treat your Valentine to a turnip

On a visit with friends in rural Virginia several weeks ago, I was offered a parting gift.

“Would you like some turnips?” my host asked.

Caught off guard, I blurted, “Sure!”

With family roots in...

Dawn Miller: What the school cafeteria says about us

A public health doctor walked into a San Francisco high school looking for ways to improve the nutritional quality of cafeteria food. He was shocked to discover that students were literally sorted by income.

“In one line, cash-paying...

Dawn Miller: Hope for Kanawha County in ‘Healing Place’

Bob Hansen is in the market for a nice place in Charleston, something large enough to house 100 women, some office space and communal space. On a major bus route would be nice, but Hansen says he will look at any property where the Healing Place of...

Dawn Miller: Tricky business of dinner

The U.S. Agriculture Department is thinking about new healthy eating guidelines that would consider not only what is good for our bodies but also what is good for the planet.

The gist, at least as described in an Associated Press story earlier...

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