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James A. Haught: Hypnotized by a car
James A. Haught: Hypnotized by a car

A Charleston antique car buff who owns an 86-year-old Ford Model-A coupe helped organize today’s Rock the Park car show and concert at Kanawha State Forest.

Reading about it reminded me of the time I was hypnotized by a car. It was a...

The case for sending 3-year-olds to school

Good for West Virginia, enrolling more than 15,000 4-year-olds in preschool last year, ranking the state in the top 10 in the country. But as predicted 12 years ago at the beginning of this emphasis on 4-year-old preschool for all, that progress has...

Dawn Miller: An idea just so crazy …

Children and teens have been streaming north, largely on their own. They ride on trains, float on inner tubes, walk for miles and then turn themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. More than 52,000 since last fall, twice as many as...

He banked it all on coal
He banked it all on coal

I used to know a guy who was a coal miner.

He came back from Vietnam and got a job in the southwestern Pennsylvania coalfields, not too far from where he grew up.

His family was poor, fueled mostly by the fact that his dad...

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