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Readers’ Voice: Aug. 22, 2014

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

The deal that the justice’s son got sure sounds like a shady, backroom deal that will help the prosecutor ...

Readers’ Voice: Aug. 21, 2014

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

The West Virginia Division of Highways may have depleted funds and not have money to fix up all the torn up...

Editorial: Senseless tobacco deaths

Reports vary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say that West Virginia has America’s worst cigarette smoking rate — 26.5 percent of adults. But a new Gallup-Healthways survey ranked the Mountain State second-worst, at 29.9 percent,...

Dee Price Childers: Honor James Brady by closing loopholes on background checks
Dee Price Childers: Honor James Brady by closing loopholes on background checks

Earlier this month, the gun safety movement lost one of its fiercest champions when Jim Brady — a survivor of gun violence who is responsible for saving countless lives by sparking the federal background check system that bears his name...

Editorial: Will student athletes money-makers soon be paid?

College students who get scholarships to be on a school’s swim team rightly can be called “student athletes.” Ditto for those on golf, tennis, ski, track, rowing, gymnastics, cross-country and similar teams that don’t draw...

Lloyd Jackson: The true state of preschool in West Virginia

The article of July 22 “West Virginia ranked low for preschool access,” relies on rankings by the Kids Count Data Center that fail to recognize all the facts about early childhood education in West Virginia. It is incredibly unfair to...

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Readers’ Voice: Aug. 20, 2014

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

The city of South Charleston has a gentleman going around looking at people’s properties with high grass, ...

Future Solid planning needed

A Coal River mining complex just sent workers a bitter warning that it may terminate 280 jobs at two deep mines and two surface mines at Alum Creek and Julian in early October. A fifth mine in the complex already wiped out 160 jobs in the past year....

Oliver Hall: Gazette’s ‘spoilers’ editorial is political bigotry

Fourteen years after the debacle that was the 2000 presidential election, isn’t it time for Democrats to admit that Green Party candidate Ralph Nader did not “put the Republican Bush-Cheney ticket into the White House,” as the...

Editorial: W.Va.’s upsurge in pistol permits

Look at 10 adults around you. Chances are, one of them is licensed to carry a hidden pistol, making him or her ready to kill.

West Virginia has about 1.2 million adults — and they hold 126,515 pistol permits, according to research by the...

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