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Road rages

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The governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways got a less than warm reception last week when it presented those in attendance with the issue before West Virginia — a rapidly dilapidating transportation system and no funds to fix it. To be sure, almost half the respondents of a series of unscientific surveys said they opposed […]

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Ceding ground saves lives, too

When the National Rifle Association managed to successfully lobby Florida legislators to adopt a law we now know as stand your ground, it’s unlikely the group figured the law might be employed by an unarmed black teenager accosted by a guy with a gun out prowling the streets on a rainy winter’s night in a […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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‘A lasting legacy’ Now that the Summit Bechtel Reserve is full of Boy Scouts, these young leaders of tomorrow are about to embark on myriad trips into many communities spread across southern West Virginia to perform thousands of hours of public service work for the betterment of our region. More than 300 projects are on […]

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Abortion review is not needed   Our attorney general has decided to carry out a review of abortion laws and regulations in West Virginia — a state with one of the lowest abortion rates in the country. Abortion rates in West Virginia are so low as to be insignificant in comparison to the many other […]

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Worth noting

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“Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; […]

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Let’s lay out the facts about coal

On Capitol Hill recently, I was asked: If coal is so controversial, why don’t we, as a nation, just use more electricity? This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click […]

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State eyes Legacy Fund from gas revenue

A group of West Virginia legislators will travel to North Dakota soon to learn more about a state Legacy Fund there — a 2-year-old trust fund created with oil and natural gas tax revenue that already contains more than $1 billion in assets. State officials there can’t touch that money until 2017 when interest generated […]

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From W.Va. to Detroit: You  can get there from here

Last week the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy, reportedly with an indebtedness of more than $18 billion. The city has a staggering pension liability as well. This has called into question the “blue model,” a label that has been applied to what are called “progressive” municipalities such as Chicago, Santa Fe and Oakland. Chicago’s […]

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CHARLES TOWN – To the sounds of the time-honored graduation processional, Jefferson County’s 22 GED students on June 3 marched into the Betty J. Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School to accept their diplomas. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan K. Wall welcomed the Class of 2013, including James Bennett, Shain Breeden, Thomas Cook, Stacey […]

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Get jammin’

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Get jammin’

The Wailers bring the legacy of Bob Marley to Charles Town   CHARLES TOWN — Since Bob Marley formed the Wailers in the mid-1960s, the band has gone on to sell more than 250 million albums. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use […]

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