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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.

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 ...

Editorial: Economic opportunity for all

Outnumbered by Republicans now controlling both houses of Congress, President Obama offered a message of hope for average American families, an appeal for “middle-class economics” to boost regular folks.

In his seventh State of the ...

Editorial: Concealed weapons at Coonskin Park a hideous prospect

Should people with pistol licenses be allowed to carry hidden guns — making them ready to kill in an instant — amid golfers, picnickers, hikers, duck-feeders and playground-romping children at Coonskin Park?

This is a grotesque...

Editorial: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Ron English reminded us this year that West Virginia was among the states to designate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a state holiday before it became a national day of remembrance in 1986.

The Legislature first established...

Potpourri

We uncurled our Thursday Gazette to find this helpful explanation in “Readers’ Voice”: The reason your newspaper is curling is because wood and paper shrink and curl or warp when their natural moisture balance is reduced. These...

Editorial: Books are the key to knowledge

Reading is the path to knowledge and wisdom. It’s the key to information and awareness — to all the facts and ideas that thinking people should know.

A plaque at Kanawha County’s main public library quotes the sour Scottish...

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