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Editorial: Drug addiction is a West Virginia curse

This state has several impediments — low education, high obesity, low income, high cigarette smoking, etc. Add another: out-of-control drug addiction.

Huntington physician Matthew Rohrbach, a new delegate in the Legislature, wrote in the...

Editorial: Drug addiction is a West Virginia curse

This state has several impediments — low education, high obesity, low income, high cigarette smoking, etc. Add another: out-of-control drug addiction.

Huntington physician Matthew Rohrbach, a new delegate in the Legislature, wrote in the...

The Charleston Gazette: Extreme proposals are bizarre

Over the years, many West Virginia Democratic leaders have been DINOs (Democrats in name only). They renounced Democratic President Obama and rejected much of their party’s national platform. In past Legislatures, they enacted laws for more...

Daily Mail: Short takes – Feb. 28, 2015

There’s a first for West Virginia, and an 18-year-old Capital High School student deserves the recognition he is getting for it.

Pete Nichols is the first...

Daily Mail: Hats off – Feb. 28, 2015

There’s a creative little place in Charleston that’s known to a small but growing number of co-workers, makers, innovators, startups and those generally curious.

That place is part talent hub, part business incubator, part new-...

Editor: Misery in eye of beholder?

Frankly, we think West Virginia is a good place to live and raise children. Green hills and shady ravines are everywhere, offering comforts of nature. Deer, raccoons and squirrels are delightful visitors. Life is laid-back in this less-populated state,...

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...

Editorial: Legislature focused on ideology

Here’s a puzzle: Why are conservatives eager for thousands of people to roam about ready to kill, with loaded pistols hidden in their pockets? It seems odd that anyone would crave this ugly circumstance.

The state Senate’s...

Editorial: A tool to combat the tragedy of suicide in W.Va.?

We know a man who was jovial, wisecracking — but problems with construction of a new house put him into depression, which he hid from his family. One night he held a shotgun under his chin to end it all. It didn’t succeed, and now, after ...

Editorial: Charleston election underway

In Charleston’s municipal election, there are two candidates for city-wide office who face no opposition in either the primary or the general election, but are worth mentioning for support.

For city treasurer, incumbent Victor Grigoraci,...

Editorial: Richardson, Davis, Ceperley, Ireland, Henderson, Ballard for At-large council seats

Charleston’s City Council has six at-large seats for which residents across the city may vote. This year’s candidates offer a variety of experience and knowledge. In the Democratic race, we endorse:

n...

Editorial: Mayor Danny Jones for another term

Early voting is underway for Charleston’s primary election. So we would like to repeat praise we voiced last fall — that Mayor Danny Jones “has been an appealing, progressive, colorful, successful leader of the state’s...

The Charleston Gazette: How to react to everyday horror?

Young Coptic Christian men in Egypt’s Nile valley often travel to nearby Libya for jobs. In the past two months, fanatic Muslims in a Libyan branch of the Islamic State raided worker quarters at Sirte, Libya. They separated Christians from...

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