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Donnie Samms: Are you friends of coal or friends of coal miners

Chris Hamilton’s recent op-ed personally attacking UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts has my Eastern Kanawha County blood boiling. President Roberts is above responding to personal attacks; however, I believe it is important to tell the...

Donnie Samms: Are you friends of coal or friends of coal miners

Chris Hamilton’s recent op-ed personally attacking UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts has my Eastern Kanawha County blood boiling. President Roberts is above responding to personal attacks; however, I believe it is important to tell the...

Don Perdue: One set of rules if you are poor, another set for everyone else

“The democracy of today holds the liberty of one man to be absolutely nothing, when in conflict with another man’s right of property.” — Abraham Lincoln, in a letter to Henry Pierce, April 1859

Shortly the West ...

James Felsen: The danger of scientific solipsism

A Jan. 13 New York Times article describes the “JuJu Joint,” an e-cigarette replacing nicotine with cannabis oil and THC. It should present a conundrum for “experts” and state officials who promote the...

Editorial: Candid talk on police, race and American society

American police officers subconsciously harbor prejudice against blacks and tend to see them as criminals, FBI Director James Comey said in a remarkably candid speech that is drawing widespread praise.

In a Georgetown University address, Comey...

Michael J. Martirano: Common sense needed on Common Core

Common sense is the key to effective decision making. This is true when it comes to the West Virginia Next Generation Standards. These standards guide the work of teachers as they help our children learn and thrive and prepare them for college and...

Business appears more important than speech

Business appears more important than speech

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The United States vowed solidarity with and support for the French people after the murder of French journalists by Islamic radicals.

In Saudi Arabia, a young Saudi man, father of...

West Virginians ignored in fracking boom

West Virginians ignored in fracking boom

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After looking over Gov. Tomblin’s State of the State speech, I am feeling like somebody that got thrown under the bus again. He may say he is a Democrat, but he sure sounds like a...

Court system is too secretive

Court system is too secretive

Editor: The editorial in the Jan. 3 Gazette “Hidden court results,” stated “clever use of court secrecy, confidential settlements and protective orders to seal documents” helps keep...

Readers’ Voice: Feb. 26, 2015

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

Another typical Grammy Award show. Discussion about who had the lowest cut, the highest hemline, who showed the...

Katerina Fomina: ‘Charleston showed me wonderful hospitality’
Katerina Fomina: ‘Charleston showed me wonderful hospitality’

My two weeks in Charleston has come to an end. I will do my best to take this weather with me back to Russia.

Two weeks was all I needed to get a feeling from this place, but so little time to catch all of its possibilities.

The weather...

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Editorial: Candid talk on police, race and American society
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Don Perdue: One set of rules if you are poor, another set for everyone else
James Felsen: The danger of scientific solipsism
Michael J. Martirano: Common sense needed on Common Core
Business appears more important than speech
West Virginians ignored in fracking boom

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