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Editorial: Obama’s accomplishments a big deal

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says President Obama “faces trash talk left, right and center.” Thanks to “the unyielding extremism of the modern American right,” he says, the first black president has...

Editorial: Obama’s accomplishments a big deal

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says President Obama “faces trash talk left, right and center.” Thanks to “the unyielding extremism of the modern American right,” he says, the first black president has...

Editorial: Shameful WVU football riot

Why do some adolescents at Morgantown behave like vandals when West Virginia University wins a football game? The recurring street mayhem makes the Mountain State look like a drunken place of low intellect.

After WVU beat Baylor on Saturday...

Editorial: David L. Hill for Putnam family judge

In the vacant seat for Putnam Family Court Judge, we endorse David L. Hill, a Democrat, who has almost 40 years of experience practicing family law from his Hurricane office. In a court that deals with divorce, child custody and other family problems, ...

Editorial: Hoppy Shores for Kanawha County Commission

Well-known, likeable Henry C. “Hoppy” Shores is seeking yet another term on the Kanawha County Commission, and we wish him success.

Shores, a Republican, has been in office for 36 years, and points to a long list of accomplishments,...

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...

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