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Teaching Children

November 10, 2013 It is human nature to trust those around us more than people from elsewhere. more »»

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November 9, 2013 UP: To Veterans Day on Monday. While veterans should be acknowledged and honored every day for their service and sacrifice, Veterans Day is a way for everyone to say thank yo. more »»

Passing the Buck

November 8, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»


November 7, 2013 When national and international companies force states into bidding wars over new businesses, they pay attention to more than the temporary incentives placed on the table. more »»

Train Wreck

November 6, 2013 In 2009, when President Barack Obama hit the road to tout his signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act — aka: Obamacare — he made many promises about the benefits of the act. more »»

Right Approach

November 5, 2013 Fifty years ago, a group of West Virginians heard about an approach to conservation that sounded promising. So they formed the West Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. more »»

Wasted Money

November 4, 2013 Once the cost of waste and outright wrongdoing in West Virginia’s massive program to improve Internet access is added up, it will not be surprising if the total is in eight figures. more »»

School Levy

November 3, 2013 A continuing levy that has been approved by Wood County voters since 1945 and generates about $16,769,716 a year for schools again will be on the Nov. 23 ballot. more »»

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November 2, 2013 UP: To remembering to turn clocks back Saturday evening as the “fall back” part of the “spring forward, fall back” equation kicks in and we return to Eastern Standard Time. more »»


November 1, 2013 West Virginia Ethics Commission members had to block a great idea recently—but that doesn’t mean it should not be rethought and tried again. more »»

Callous Behavior

October 31, 2013 While smartphones and other electronic devices are so convenient to our lives, it’s incredible so many young people are unaware of the degree to which they have been dehumanized by the Web. more »»

Hit the Books

October 30, 2013 Young West Virginians without good mathematics skills will find themselves handicapped in the job market, which increasingly is an international one. more »»

DUI Consequences

October 29, 2013 Matthew Cordle learned doing the right thing can have consequences. more »»

One at a Time

October 28, 2013 During the partial shutdown of federal government, Republicans in the House of Representatives had a good idea: They passed several bills providing money for specific agencies, including some... more »»

Federal Rules

October 27, 2013 State Board of Education members agree West Virginians ought to have more local control over public school. more »»

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October 26, 2013 UP: To the Marietta College students participating in today’s Make a Difference Day, the largest day of community service in the nation. more »»

New School

October 25, 2013 Construction of a new elementary school in Williamstown is among the most pressing needs of the entire Wood County School System. more »»

Domestic Violence

October 24, 2013 On Monday, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, which operates the domestic violence center here, held a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at Point Park. more »»

Clean Bill

October 23, 2013 After weeks of demanding a “clean” federal spending bill, President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress last week agreed to one loaded with billions of dollars in special interest spending. more »»

Park Funding

October 22, 2013 West Virginia’s state parks—the natural gems that attract thousands of visitors to the state every year—are in need of a facelift. Many of the parks’ buildings are at least 75 years old—some older. more »»



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