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Editorials

Protect your homes from radon

We’re right in the middle of National Radon Action Month, and it’s a good time to remember that homeowners in our area should have their homes tested for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce the risk if elevated levels are detected. Radon is colorless and odorless and is produced ...

New department still needs accountability

If you have been wondering what is going on at the recently created West Virginia Department of Economic Development, you’re not alone. Monday, House Technology and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, introduced House Bill 4001, which would create a Legislative ...

Putting history into the right perspective

Across the country there has been a realization that it may be time to take another look at historical markers — those little signs we see dotting the landscape with a paragraph or two explaining the significance of a place. One such review occurred in Pennsylvania, where questions after ...

Be careful in the freezing cold

The relatively warm winter we have been experiencing suddenly has been replaced with the reality of the season. Lighter jackets were the norm during December. Heavy parkas and layers of clothing will be needed during the next several days, when the low temperature will dip to near ...

Keeping voter rolls up-to-date

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner is doing a little cleanup of the voter rolls, and you can help by watching your mailbox. If you are a registered voter who has changed addresses with the DMV or post office, or if you have not updated your voter registration or voted in the past ...

Continue to keep the dream alive

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...