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Treasuring Tyler

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Treasuring Tyler
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“A civilization, like a religion, accuses itself when it complains of the tepid faith of its members. Its duty is to indue them with fervor. It accuses itself when it complains of the hatred of other men not its members. it’s duty is to convert those oher men. Yet there was a time when my […]

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Friday   Students in Jefferson County will be out of the classroom Good Friday and then all next week for spring break. Classes resume April 8.   The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Shannondale Community Center, 58 Mission Road in Harpers Ferry. To sign up, go to […]

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MARTINSBURG – U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is pushing for a bill that would require the National Academies of Science to study the effect of violent movies, television, internet content and video games on children. “It’s a major American subject: that is, the effect of media and video games, movies, the internet on young people,” Rockefeller […]

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  March 17   12:36 a.m. New Oak Tree Court, assist W.Va. State Police (disturbance), assistance rendered 2:02 a.m. East Washington Street, traffic stop, arrest made (DUI) 2:50 a.m. Wolfcraft Way, assist W.Va. State Police (disturbance), assistance rendered 4:20 a.m. Wiltshire Road, assist Ranson Police Department (suspicious vehicle), assistance rendered 4:42 a.m. East Washington Street, […]

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EDITORIALS

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Education bill is hardly an E for Effort Ahead of this year’s legislative session, pundits and politicians alike found themselves caught up in the hype surrounding the possibilities awaiting lawmakers as prepared to grapple with legislation that would finally lift West Virginia schoolchildren out of the academic basement. So much for that. The bill passed […]

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Don’t miss the bus to Jefferson County Day The third-annual Jefferson County Day at the Capitol happens April 8. Communication Outreach of Jefferson County sponsors Jefferson County Day at the Capitol in Charleston so all Jefferson County residents can have the opportunity to represent what they do to make this county great, meet with their […]

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End the raw deal for consumers

I would like to make a correction regarding my previous column. References to the Food and Drug Administration should have been to the Environmental Protection Agency. That said in this missive I will be writing about the FDA. I was glad to see a story published in the Spirit several weeks back about the small […]

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Earlier this month, two bills were introduced in the West Virginia House and Senate —SB 436 and HB 2916 — that propose to eliminate the historic preservation residential tax credit, which allows a 20 percent tax credit on qualifying expenditures for properties listed in National Register historic districts and individually listed in the National Register. […]

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Drug treatment far cheaper than jail

The governor’s proposal to overhaul West Virginia’s public education program in elementary and secondary schools — his top priority at the 2013 legislative session — will soon be on its way to his desk for his signature. So the emphasis now shifts to the second most important issue this year, overcrowded prisons that can be […]

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