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Gun control laws are a breach of trust

Sometime back I was invited to speak at a civics club. Its members consisted of parents and their teenage children – and the purpose of the club was to study the Constitution. The subject matter of that day was the Bill of Rights. It is widely believed that several important states, Virginia in particular, would […]

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It’s odd that in our debate about guns and killing we rarely mention the form of death in which guns are most frequently involved. It’s not murder or acts of self-defense, which serve as the usual bookends of the argument. It’s suicide. Even if you add all of the murders, all of the killings that […]

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Throughout my years in public service, I’ve worked hard to create a brighter future for West Virginia, and I’ve approached every decision, every challenge, and every opportunity with one goal — West Virginia first. As your governor, I will continue to work hard for the families of this state. I understand the importance of good-paying […]

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Editor’s note: This article is one in a series about West Virginia’s statehood, which is commemorated this year in its sesquicentennial celebration. It is remarkable to think that many of the most accurate Civil War maps we have today of the Battle of Second Manassas and other Civil War battles were drawn not by a […]

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Jan. 13 12:33 a.m. Jefferson Memorial Park, suspicious vehicle, advised of park closure and told to vacate area 1:55 a.m. U.S. 340, abandoned vehicle, tow sticker issued 3:46 a.m. Preston Circle — Ranson, assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance), assistance rendered 6:25 a.m. Hollywood Drive, assist W.Va. State Police (disturbance), assistance rendered 1:30 p.m. East Washington […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — For the second time this season, the Martinsburg girls basketball team had enough weapons to defeat Jefferson. On Wednesday of last week, the Lady Bulldogs led by as many as 18 points before settling for a 60-46 win over Jefferson on the Lady Cougars’ home court. After beating the Lady Cougars by […]

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Remembering MLK

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Remembering MLK

Nearly 45 years after his assassination, activist’s words lay out direction for today As Americans continue to grapple with last month’s school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and the resulting whirl of debate over whether and how our nation ought to do more to keep guns from the hands of madmen, we prepare to mark […]

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CHARLESTON — If House minority leader Tim Armstead and a sizable number in the House of Delegates have their way, voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the future. Armstead, a Republican, is the primary driver behind the proposal that would mandate a photo ID at the polls. Armstead, who […]

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EDITORIALS

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Shirley looked out for No. 1 In the end, Bobby Shirley did what was best for Bobby Shirley. Backed into a corner with evidence and testimony that indicated he was indeed guilty of the violation for which he stood accused, Shirley last week relented, resigning his post as sheriff of Jefferson County and, on Monday, […]

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