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Does ‘gadfly’ qualify as name calling? Some weeks back, the Spirit of Jefferson referred to last month’s sheriff candidate David Tabb as a gadfly; a comment for which we received no small amount of criticism, not the least of which came from Tabb himself, who, while taking the “name-calling” in stride, noted that it’s hard […]

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Today What’s in the future for senior and social services in Jefferson County? Another in a series of Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn” discussions hosted by Envision Jefferson 2035 begins at noon in the meeting room on the lower level of the Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St. Next week, the hour-long session focuses […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A group of West Virginia state delegates has proposed giving residents broader leeway to use physical force to protect themselves and their property. The bill proposed by 11 Democrats Friday would expand the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law. Currently residents are allowed to use physical force to repel home intruders or […]

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A lesson in state civics
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Merchants seek solution to trash troubles

HARPERS FERRY – Lower town Harpers Ferry merchants and restauranteurs say a decision by the town to replace a proposed dumpster pad with parking will result in them having no place to leave their waste during the busy summer season. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this […]

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Around the State

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Air traffic controller out after failing to respond on duty CHARLESTON Air traffic controller removed: The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two alleged incidents involving an air traffic controller at Yeager Airport and has removed him from his duties. The FAA is proposing that he be fired for failing to respond while on duty. The […]

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March 10 12:27 a.m. Augustine Avenue, disturbance, area checked/unfounded 4:14 a.m. Flowing Springs Road, assist W.Va. State Police (disturbance), assistance rendered 4:33 a.m. U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered 5:17 a.m. East Washington Street, motorist assist, assistance rendered 9:40 a.m. North Charles Street, parking complaint, advised 11:15 a.m. North Lawrence Street, abandoned vehicle, tow sticker […]

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EDITORIALS

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Concealed weapons -— a public matter Lawmakers who have signed onto an effort to exempt disclosure of concealed weapons permits from Freedom of Information requests have got it remarkably backwards. As stated, House Bill 2911, which was submitted by freshman Berkeley County Delegate Michael Folk, proposes to exempt from FOIA requests any records that pertain […]

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When it comes to fighting the rampant prescription drug abuse epidemic, all available resources should be utilized in dealing with this deadly scourge. That’s why the latest efforts by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey — and 47 other attorney generals across the nation — are necessary and welcomed. Morrisey, the Republican attorney general serving […]

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Worth noting

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“There are rights which it is useless to surrender to the government, and which governments have yet always been found to invade. These are the rights of thinking, and publishing our thoughts by speaking or writing; the right of free commerce; the right of personal freedom. There are instruments for administering the country, so peculiarly […]

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