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The striped skunk

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The striped skunk

[cleeng_content id=”781511319″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Have you noticed a putrid smell in the air recently? Or why Pepe Le Pew is associated with love and Valentine’s Day? And most noticeably, more road-killed skunks? The reason for all of the above is that right now is mating season for the striped skunks, which is the […]

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[cleeng_content id=”484766036″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Fund will help W.Va.invest in the future Some are having a hard time making heads or tails out of Senate Bill 461. After all, when did government actually start wanting to save money? It spends it really well and has been known to spend money it doesn’t even […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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[cleeng_content id=”925696328″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] The middle class determines the wealth of the nation An economy such as we have now that causes wealth accumulation in a small percentage of the population is not sustainable. Whether or not you believe that unions are the Antichrist or communism personified, or that the tax policies […]

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Water crisis dams up other bills in Legislature

[cleeng_content id=”428161850″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Leaders of both houses in the West Virginia Legislature expressed confidence last Thursday that the state will “overcome the water problem” that has dominated the first half of the 2014 regular session. These observations came during speeches at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual breakfast at the Marriott […]

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[cleeng_content id=”227629524″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]   Which way is it going to be, Joe? Nobody has benefitted from the vilification of the Environmental Protection Agency more than West Virginia’s former governor and current junior senator, Joe Manchin, who famously in a campaign ad managed to belittle that agency and appease the gun rights […]

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[cleeng_content id=”125498662″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] This month, millions of Americans will take time out of their schedules to watch the greatest athletes in the world compete in one of history’s best events — the Olympics. The Olympics are a time when the impressiveness of our nation is on display for the entire world […]

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Dance to Bristol named Md.-based horse of year

[cleeng_content id=”117003893″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Two weeks after she was among the three finalists for the Eclipse Award for champion female sprinter, Maryland turf writers have named Dance to Bristol the 2013 Maryland-based horse of the year. Last Thursday, Dance to Bristol – who began her career at Charles Town at age 2 in […]

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A trip to the south

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A trip to the south

[cleeng_content id=”766140131″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] With the colder than normal temperatures and frozen rivers and lakes, fishing has been out of the question lately, unless you like to fish through a hole in the ice, in which conditions have been great for that. Fish slow down their metabolism during the cold winter months […]

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To solve its budget woes, West Virginia should follow North Dakota’s lead

[cleeng_content id=”447836379″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] West Virginia may be in the midst of a $143 million budget shortfall this year but Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, thinks he has found a way to come up with the additional new revenue needed to overcome that problem. His plan is to emulate what he learned […]

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Charles Town has all the ingredients it needs to succeed

[cleeng_content id=”297630664″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] I am grateful to Charles Town officials for their decision to employ outside professional consultants to conduct a needed economic development study for the City. I found the presentation of consultants Thomas P. Miller & Associates and Camoin Associates to be thoughtful, sage advice. Grist for the mill […]

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