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Editorials

Our veterans deserve better

Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country, and needing to be told to “quickly develop a comprehensive plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism veterans to VA benefits ...

The pandemic’s impact on Social Security

Want another piece of bad news that be blamed, at least in part, on the COVID-19 pandemic? There is now so much financial pressure on Social Security and Medicare that the programs’ trustees have moved up by one year the date for which the depletion of Social Security’s reserves will ...

Today is a day we remember

Today, we remember. We remember a picture-perfect Tuesday in late summer. We remember dropping children off at their schools. We remember going into school or work. We remember the first reports of an airplane striking a building at the World Trade Center in New York and thinking that a ...

Change can be good for our state

Change is never popular in West Virginia. That was evident earlier this year when Gov. Jim Justice proposed a plan to eliminate the state’s income tax on workers, and was met with defiance from much of the public and also the Republican-led House of Delegates. But change must become part of ...

It’s fair time in Brooke County

As our lives get more and more complicated and less and less predictable, it’s good to know there is at least one constant — and that comes in the form of a county fair, which still offers something for just about everyone. And, if you need another reminder of that, you need look no ...

Technology can enhance court access

Our world changed dramatically as lockdowns in response to the pandemic forced us to figure out new ways of doing our jobs, learning and communicating. As is often the case, some of those adjustments to a bad situation may end up having long-term positive effects. Certainly the realm of ...