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Every teenage girl deserves the best future she can attain. Therefore, it’s vital to help teens avoid damaging themselves through unwanted pregnancy, single motherhood, sexually transmitted disease, abortion, and the like. Sensible, complete, matter-of-fact sex education is needed to teach teens how to prevent pregnancy and disease. However, last week’s upheaval at George Washington High […]

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Scenic byways not so scenic Spring is here and Jefferson County is so beautiful — except where the roadsides have been devastated by some sort of new brush trimming method. It makes the roadsides look like a war zone. So much for scenic byways. I hate to see the countryside, that is so beautiful, marred […]

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‘I struggle with guilt at finishing’

Please take a moment and appreciate your legs and your loved ones. As I write this on Monday afternoon, I am thinking how this time last week I was in Boston running away from bombs. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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A caring mother described the scary nights she sat with cool washcloths over her fevered and very sick child worrying that, because they simply couldn’t afford to go to the doctor, her son may not get well. No one should have to shoulder the grinding stress of knowing that an easily treatable infection or pneumonia […]

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The time is now for common sense, bipartisan immigration reform. The agreement announced recently by the Gang of 8 Senators – Republicans and Democrats – would go a long way toward fixing our broken immigration system, while protecting American employers and American workers. As leaders representing West Virginia businesses, workers, and churches, we understand the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – At a Friday meeting convened by the NAACP at Fisherman’s Hall to discuss residents’ complaints about recent Potomac Edison electrical bills, activists with the Sierra Club and Stop PATH encouraged citizens to file protest letters against the purchase of a coal-fired power plant in Harrison County. Daniel Chiotos, a Sierra Club organizer, […]

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WHEELING – Former Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley will be sentenced in three weeks, after an order moving up his hearing was filed by a federal judge last week. Judge John Preston Bailey is expected to sentence Shirley on May 13. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in Wheeling. Shirley faces up to 10 years […]

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Investigation continuing after ‘Tough Mudder’ death

GLENGARY – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Maryland man who had been competing in an endurance course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Sgt. Ted Snyder says Avishek Sengupta was found Saturday in water at the “Walk the Plank” obstacle of a “Tough Mudder” endurance event at the National […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey loaned his campaign $1.44 million on the way to his election in 2012. Recent campaign finance reports show that $1.36 million of those loans are still outstanding, despite three post-election fundraisers he has held. Morrisey’s annual report shows that he has received $167,323 in total contributions designated for […]

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