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Editorial: Tragedy of domestic murder

When Michael Neel was 2 years old, his raging father shot his mother to death. The father was convicted of murder.

Bizarrely, more than two decades later, the grown-up Michael Neel likewise shot his wife to death last month in Mercer County...

Editorial: Tragedy of domestic murder

When Michael Neel was 2 years old, his raging father shot his mother to death. The father was convicted of murder.

Bizarrely, more than two decades later, the grown-up Michael Neel likewise shot his wife to death last month in Mercer County...

Editorial: Government by the rich, for the rich

America seems headed for government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.

The famous Koch brothers revealed Monday that they and a circle of 300 fellow billionaires will pledge $889 million to back the GOP in next year’s election....

Daily Mail: Short takes – Jan. 31, 2015

West Virginians, from recent experience, are sensitive about water issues that might turn into a nuisance or worse.

So it was a relief to see that a recent diesel spill in Greenbrier County was handled quickly, efficiently and responsibly....

Daily Mail: Hats off – Jan. 31, 2015

While area sports fans will watch the crowning of the NFL’s world champion on Sunday, local folks should know there are already international champions nearby.

South Charleston High School students Austin Roberts, Alex Casto and Jacob...

Editorial: So, governing is tough

Now that Republicans have taken control of Congress and many state legislatures — including West Virginia’s — they must shoulder the difficult task of governing. It isn’t easy to keep governments running smoothly, week...

Editorial: Educated on climate science

Some members of West Virginia’s Board of Education — presumably swayed by the state’s polluting industries — attempted to cast doubt over global warming by changing rules for discussion in Mountain State science classrooms. ...

Potpourri

Miles Dean, who was Gov. Jay Rockefeller’s finance secretary in the 1970s, lives in retirement in Fayette County, writing poetry. His latest book, “New River Reflections,” has passages like this bar scene: “Men at the...

The Charleston Gazette: Barbaric American ally
The Charleston Gazette: Barbaric American ally

When Saudi Arabian King Abdullah died this week, leaving a dozen wives and 30 children, Washington hailed him as a U.S. friend who tried to modernize his Middle East country.

Maybe so — but Saudi Arabia remains barbaric when judged by...

Daily Mail: Short takes – Jan. 24, 2015

There’s been a lot of bad news about water quality the past year or so. Here’s some good news.

The Monongahela River has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

Editorial: The profound value of religious freedom

Article III, Section 15 of West Virginia’s constitution says:

“No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever; nor shall any man be enforced, restrained, molested or burthened,...

Editorial: Democratic values for Democratic Party?

Thursday’s resignation of state Democratic Chairman Larry Puccio opens an opportunity for genuine Democratic values to return to West Virginia.

For years, the state party has shunned humane, people-helping principles of national Democrats....

Editorial: Rediscovering the Great Kanawha

Among the lessons, large and small, to come out of the 2014 water crisis is another way to think about the Kanawha River.

West Virginians can thank Randy Huffman, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, for suggesting that ...

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