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[cleeng_content id=”705672350″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]“But mother frets if the wood gets low.” – O Pioneers, Willa Cather There is a certain point in a boy’s life when he finally becomes less a child who needs extra care and tending and more a valued contributor to home and hearth. It is a blurry line, […]

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When it’s cold out, turn to a comforting soup

[cleeng_content id=”116336021″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]What better way to warm up on a chilly day than a steaming bowl of soup? Families have their favorites – chicken and noodles, tomato, split pea, vegetable, corn chowder, clam chowder, and so many more. Here we offer some soups that are delicious and easy to prepare. One […]

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[cleeng_content id=”685464583″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Editor’s note: Scott Finn, the executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston, is a Harvard-educated former statehouse reporter at The Charleston Gazette. He served as a judge at last weekend’s international water competition in Berkeley Springs. BERKELEY SPRINGS – When I signed up to be a […]

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[cleeng_content id=”433009544″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] I am extremely pleased to report that the Future Fund bill passed unanimously in the Senate. I have been a passionate advocate for this bill — which would set up an endowment fund for future use by drawing on a portion of present-day severance tax collections — for […]

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[cleeng_content id=”829244482″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Why is West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey trying to stop the clean up of the Chesapeake Bay? In the midst of the West Virginia “Aquapocalypse,” Morrisey quietly filed a brief in a U.S. Court of Appeals against the EPA who had established requirements under the Clean Water […]

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[cleeng_content id=”376177573″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] The white noise being generated by major drug companies and retailers surrounding the issue of prescription pseudoephedrine has reached a decibel range that in 16 years as a legislator I have never seen. Why? Is it that these large corporate concerns have the best interests of West Virginians […]

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Meal becomes secondary

[cleeng_content id=”188826204″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The Pine Grove Mills Presbyterians sure know how to throw down a turkey supper. Early on a Saturday morning in the church’s cozy kitchen, the usual crew of cooks and supervisors eased a couple of plump birds into roasters, salt and pepper shakers wielded by expert hands. The coffee […]

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After spill, House wades with care into water bill

[cleeng_content id=”461453307″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] It became obvious this past week that the House of Delegates is going to be more deliberate in its consideration of legislation to better cope with the problems created by last month’s Elk River chemical spill than was the case in the state Senate where the legislation moved […]

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[cleeng_content id=”224470248″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Recently, a legislative audit revealed a fiasco of financial mismanagement and highly problematic practices within our state government — approximately $4 million in unaccountable “loans” at the Department of Agriculture. When I took office a little more than a year ago, we similarly discovered that questionable accounting practices […]

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[cleeng_content id=”859942725″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] According to Legiscan.com, this year 2,035 bills have been introduced in the West Virginia Legislature and so far 57 of them have been completed. The number of introduced bills is down 17 percent from two sessions ago and down 9 percent from last year. This might sound like […]

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