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Potpourri: July 28, 2014

West Virginia’s Mountain Party consists mostly of liberal-minded reformers, the sort who usually support people-helping policies of the Democratic Party. Now the group has endorsed maverick Ed Rabel for Congress in the 2nd District that...

Mike Harman: If there is a war on coal, it is market driven

Is there a war on coal? If so, then it is multi-faceted and diverse. The coal industry is being hurt mainly by a drop in demand for electric power, which is partly a result of a stumbling economy, but also the result of many customers finding...

Editorial: Remember all the ways the GOP opposes women

Five Republican-appointed male Catholics on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that pious religious adherents who own businesses may prevent their women employees from obtaining free birth control through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act....

Readers’ voice: July 28, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

I read that bear gun season is coming. What the heck is the DNR thinking? Bears are dangerous enough as it is...

Ellen Allen: When did ‘hungry’ become ‘food insecure’?
Ellen Allen: When did ‘hungry’ become ‘food insecure’?

I know Janice personally, we sat on the same community nonprofit board. I heard her call my name from across our parking lot. “Ellen, Ellen, do you have a minute?”

“Of course, let’s go up to my office.”...

Rick Wilson: Which value was Paul Ryan promoting for Capito?

Recently Wisconsin congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to West Virginia to campaign for Shelley Moore Capito in her bid for the U.S. Senate.

Ryan is an interesting person. His professed religion is Roman...

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Editorial: It is past time for Kanawha prosecutor to go

Thank heaven, the sordid mess caused by Kanawha prosecutor Mark Plants seems to be nearing an end. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

The county’s three commissioners — Democrats Kent Carper and Dave Hardy, plus...

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...

Daily Mail: Short takes - July 26

THE 4-2 vote by the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority to negotiate with KM Hotels of Henrico, Va., to develop property in the 1000 block of Quarrier Street is good news that is long overdue.

The parcel had been the Holley Hotel, a ramshackle...

Daily Mail: The morning cup delivered with love

It started with an offhand comment, as do so many statements that evolve into something more.

We had found each other after previous marriages fell apart and were going through that stage when you explain why the earlier relationship...

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Potpourri: July 28, 2014
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Mike Harman: If there is a war on coal, it is market driven
Readers’ voice: July 28, 2014
Ellen Allen: When did ‘hungry’ become ‘food insecure’?
Rick Wilson: Which value was Paul Ryan promoting for Capito?
Daily Mail: Short takes - July 26

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