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Editorial: Joshua Martin and Josh McGrath for House, 13th

Joshua Martin is a lawyer of Poca seeking to represent the same area his father Dale Martin served for many years before his death. Joshua Martin understands the role of government in education, road maintenance and job training, which then creates a...

Potpourri

Campaign signs of Republican Steve Thaxton, seeking to represent the 36th District in the House of Delegates, display a Christian cross and boast “Pro-life, pro-coal, pro-gun.” We wonder if any other state has Christians-for-guns...

Editorial: Joshua Martin and Josh McGrath for House, 13th

Joshua Martin is a lawyer of Poca seeking to represent the same area his father Dale Martin served for many years before his death. Joshua Martin understands the role of government in education, road maintenance and job training, which then creates a...

Editorial: Erik Wells for state senate, 8th District

In the state Senate district that includes northern Kanawha and Putnam counties, we recommend a proven incumbent, Democrat Erik Wells, of Charleston.

Although we disagreed with his vote that eliminated Charleston’s monthly handgun...

Daily Mail: Short takes - Oct. 18, 2014

“Detroit spent millions of dollars this summer replacing ramps to make them wheelchair-accessible on sidewalks to nowhere — literally,” ...

The Charleston Gazette: For the Boy Scout amendment

Another issue before West Virginia voters this fall is the “Nonprofit Youth Organization Tax Exemption Support Amendment,” a change to the state Constitution that would help the Boy Scouts of America make the most of their fantastic...

Editorial: Vote FOR Kanawha library levy
Editorial: Vote FOR Kanawha library levy

The Kanawha County Public Library is a gem, holding historic treasures and up-to-date electronic formats of many materials.

It covers 900 square miles of county with 11 locations; a cheerful, inviting bookmobile; and online books, journal access ...

Editorial: Glen Gainer is solid choice in W.Va.’s First District

We hope voters in the northern one-third of West Virginia break the Republican grip on that region in Congress. If they end the GOP domination and send Democrat Glen B. Gainer III, of Parkersburg, to Washington, perhaps it would help ease the hopeless ...

Editorial: Rahall outstanding choice for Third District

Down in West Virginia’s southern counties, this year’s congressional race is especially vicious. The extreme-right Koch brothers — sons of a founder of the crackpot John Birch Society — are pouring their inherited wealth...

Potpourri

Julia Keller was born in Huntington, daughter of a Marshall University mathematician, and earned M.U. degrees while working at the Ashland Daily Independent. She eventually earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State and became a reporter at the Chicago Tribune,...

Editorial: Natalie Tennant best choice for U.S. Senate

Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is an underdog in the race for U.S. Senate. National analysts say West Virginia has shifted so far to the “red” mentality that the state’s first female senator in Washington is likely...

Editorial: Nick Casey best for Congress

Around 170,000 lower-income West Virginians have obtained health insurance through the landmark Affordable Care Act. It’s a humanitarian advance for America’s “safety net” that helps people keep working and earning....

Editorial: Help instead of punishment

Little episodes of human kindness can teach valuable lessons.

In Michigan, a mother sank into poverty and was forced to beg for help. “We’re living paycheck to paycheck, hand to mouth, borrowing money from friends,” she said....

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