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Guest column/The year-round choice for success in education

February 22, 2014 During a recent conversation with public policy makers about the advantages of year-round education (not necessarily year-round schools), my thinking went almost immediately to traditional Asian ric... more »»

Guest column/Obamacare hurts seniors on Medicare Advantage

February 21, 2014 One of the most troubling aspects of President Barack Obama’s takeover of health care is the more than $200 billion in cuts that Obamacare is taking from the Medicare Advantage program — a program... more »»

Consolidation is bound to happen

February 16, 2014 In recent years, the idea of school consolidation has been a hot button topic in the Northern Panhandle. more »»

Legislative column: Caring for West Virginia's veterans

February 16, 2014 This week the Senate has taken up action on a very important measure, one that relates to the care and well being of our state veteran. more »»

Legislative column: The first way is not necessarily the best way

February 16, 2014 There has been a lot of talk over the past couple of weeks in regards to House Bill 4333 (HB 4333) that has been introduced by request of Governor Tomblin. more »»

Look — it’s right around the corner

February 16, 2014 Wishful-thinking people keep saying that spring is right around the corner. It’s a b-i-g corner, though, and my neck hurts from craning it to catch a glimmer of promised warmer weather. more »»

All records are first-ever, new

February 16, 2014 Sharing a few thoughts: ¯ You can always count on the Olympics impressing, whether it’s the summer games or the winter games, and the 2014 edition from Sochi has not disappointed. more »»

Closet cleaning brings discoveries

February 16, 2014 Interesting discoveries can be found when cleaning out closets. more »»

Guest column/Remembering work of George Washington Carver

February 16, 2014 We, as African-Americans, are making history each day that we live. Our history and culture have made their marks, beginning with the degradation of slavery, which began in 1619. more »»

Selecting our favorite teams

February 15, 2014 So it's the Olympics. The children and I have been waiting for the Olympics. The Little Professor and I for the men's and women's hockey and the Sassy Saint to see how the Nordic countries d. more »»

Trying to choose a side

February 15, 2014 So it’s the Olympics. The children and I have been waiting for the Olympics. The Little Professor and I for the men’s and women’s hockey and the Sassy Saint to see how the Nordic countries d. more »»

Guest column/Olympic mindset important

February 15, 2014 “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” This maxim for life is inscribed on a tin plate that has hung on my office wall for years. more »»

The election season is upon us

February 9, 2014 It appears as if there will be a lot of action during this year’s election, although most of it will be waiting until November. more »»

Legislative column: Fund could be future of W.Va.

February 9, 2014 Once again this year I am proud to sponsor a bill which my friend and colleague, President Jeff Kessler, has made a focal point for this Senate and the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Legislative column: A part of small town USA goes global

February 9, 2014 I am happy to report the House of Delegates passed HB 2387 "relating to reasonable accommodations under the West Virginia Fair Housing Act for persons with disabilities who need assistive animals. more »»

From the Pulpit: Who am I?

February 9, 2014 Consider the lyrics to "Who Am I," from "Les Miserables": "Who am I? Can I conceal myself for evermore? Pretend I'm not the man I was before? And must my name until I die be no more than an alibi?... more »»

Tales of pirates and Pirates

February 9, 2014 There’s been plenty of talk about pirates in the air during the past few days. more »»

Just another day ... not a big deal

February 9, 2014 I learned early on in our relationship that Better Half was not easy to buy for, the complete opposite of the consumer category he puts me in — the me, me, me, give me this, give me that divisio. more »»

Guest column/Dreams allow our lives to be more productive

February 9, 2014 One of the most outstanding speeches ever to be made by anyone was Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Harrison County events prevail

February 9, 2014 I traveled to Harrison County twice last week, and both were enjoyable enough sessions as not to seem like work. more »»

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