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Capito speech delivers challenge

March 15, 2015 No doubt many members of the U.S. Senate, sometimes referred to as the world’s most exclusive club, have become acquainted with freshman Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va. more »»

Lack of transparency getting worse

March 14, 2015 Most Americans are not old enough to remember the ongoing, intense controversy over what happened to 18 1/2 minutes of tapes secretly recorded in then-President Richard Nixon's office in 197. more »»

Have input on school calendars

March 13, 2015 Much has been said about the way things have played out this year for our local school calendar. more »»

Ensuring major reform is made

March 12, 2015 West Virginia voters should not have to wait another year for a reform already enjoyed by residents of many other states — nonpartisan elections of judges. more »»

We thank our Red Cross volunteers

March 11, 2015 There are many heroes in our small communities, and this month we honor those heroes who give of their time with the American Red Cross. more »»

‘Recovery’ no help for many

March 10, 2015 West Virginians understand the weakness in recovery from the “Great Recession” better than residents of any other state. more »»

Final week a time of peril

March 9, 2015 With less than a week left in the West Virginia Legislature’s regular session, action at the Capitol will become increasingly frantic — and at times, not in the best interests of Mountain State... more »»

Our leadership is gone

March 8, 2015 Benjamin Netanyahu's impassioned speech proved that other nations have foreign policy and aren't afraid to state i. more »»

Check your clocks and smoke detectors

March 7, 2015 Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour. more »»

Manchin made right decision in vote

March 6, 2015 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin was right to join a few fellow Democrats in voting against President Barack Obama on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, even though they were involved in a losing cause. more »»

Weirton continues to live united

March 5, 2015 The Weirton United Way, once again, has had a successful campaign season, with officials announcing Monday they had reached their $260,000 goal for 2014. more »»

Reward quality in public schools

March 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Giving counties more flexibility

March 3, 2015 West Virginia’s home rule program has given some cities, including Weirton and Wheeling, more control over their own affairs. Most participating municipalities have benefited. more »»

Spring training is here

March 2, 2015 Are you tired of the cold and snow? Have you had it with weather forecasts that call for overnight temperatures that dip below zero for days at a time? Have you resorted to cursing the groundhog and... more »»

Truth often lost in Information Age

March 1, 2015 During the past few weeks, Americans have been reacting to the thought that one of the three major broadcast network anchormen turned travel in a war zone into a tall tale, as well as another major... more »»

Event will help give kids a smile

February 28, 2015 There will be lots to smile about next week. Why? The 13th-annual Eastern Gateway Community College’s Give Kids A Smile event gets underway Wednesday locally. more »»

Override Obama’s Keystone veto

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Community supports K-9 division

February 26, 2015 The Weirton community is known for showing its support for those who dedicate their lives to protecting us. more »»

End the slowdown in the Senate

February 25, 2015 Democrats in the West Virginia Senate threw something of a temper tantrum Tuesday, perhaps reflecting their frustration with being the minority party for the first time in more than 80 years. more »»

The more we know

February 24, 2015 It’s easy to turn measles into an “us-against-them” series of arguments, like much of what occurs in society. more »»

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