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Readers’ Voice: July 29, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

To the reader who dismisses preschool for children up to 3. You need to do some research. That age is, according ...

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Michael Lux: Coal-loving senators undermining Export-Import Bank

By Michael Lux

The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year when it ordered the Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants abroad. Unfortunately, the Senate is on the verge of undoing this progress by letting ...

Editorial: Beware predatory ‘colleges’

The Everest Institute is closing its Cross Lanes campus and phasing out 125 students — after a federal crackdown accused the Institute’s parent, Corinthian Colleges Inc., of dubious practices. Federal loan money to the chain was...

Potpourri: July 28, 2014

West Virginia’s Mountain Party consists mostly of liberal-minded reformers, the sort who usually support people-helping policies of the Democratic Party. Now the group has endorsed maverick Ed Rabel for Congress in the 2nd District that...

Mike Harman: If there is a war on coal, it is market driven

Is there a war on coal? If so, then it is multi-faceted and diverse. The coal industry is being hurt mainly by a drop in demand for electric power, which is partly a result of a stumbling economy, but also the result of many customers finding...

Editorial: Remember all the ways the GOP opposes women

Five Republican-appointed male Catholics on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that pious religious adherents who own businesses may prevent their women employees from obtaining free birth control through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act....

Readers’ voice: July 28, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

I read that bear gun season is coming. What the heck is the DNR thinking? Bears are dangerous enough as it is...

Ellen Allen: When did ‘hungry’ become ‘food insecure’?
Ellen Allen: When did ‘hungry’ become ‘food insecure’?

I know Janice personally, we sat on the same community nonprofit board. I heard her call my name from across our parking lot. “Ellen, Ellen, do you have a minute?”

“Of course, let’s go up to my office.”...

Rick Wilson: Which value was Paul Ryan promoting for Capito?

Recently Wisconsin congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to West Virginia to campaign for Shelley Moore Capito in her bid for the U.S. Senate.

Ryan is an interesting person. His professed religion is Roman...

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