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As I started writing these words, it was a sunny chilly day. Now it is a warmer, cloudy day and I still am wondering what to write.

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The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission has a crisis of confidence brewing and probably doesn’t even realize it.

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The white luminaries with red ribbons can be seen as you drive down the center of town. The candles inside each luminary flicker in the cold night.

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My colleague and friend Nick Carroll still can’t write about this, but when I think of Thanksgiving, I know it came in late May this year.

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I am becoming more convinced that most Americans feel entitled.

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In one of my earlier columns I wrote about using volunteer effort to help reclaim coal strip mining sites in east central West Virginia. I mistakenly attributed the flooding of last year to un-reclaimed mining sites which could have caused runoff of rain into streams and rivers causing the f…

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When leaders of our state get together, the same question inevitably dominates the conversation: How do we diversify our economy while transitioning away from extraction industries?

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Random thoughts pile up way too frequently in my mind, often like a chain-reaction wreck on a slick, foggy road. Messy, messy, messy.

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All the hype last year about the county starting recycling was primarily smoke and mirrors.

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The Romney Project team concocted a winning recipe for Halloween with their first ever Hampshire House of Horror designed by J. A. Cook, whose cauldron bubbled over with imagination and creativity.

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I was going to headline this column “short shrift,” but that seemed a little dismissive and pretty much begged for me to dredge up 3 or 4 items to comment on instead of the 2 that landed in my lap this week.

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As I was wondering what to write about this month, I realized that I have been writing this op-ed for 3 years.

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As you start this school year, I hope that you will see the changes and progress that is being made.

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I have been fortunate to have driven in several countries and throughout all most all of the United States except Alaska.

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Asked about the plight of dairy farmers in Wisconsin, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said, “[The] big get bigger and small go out and that’s kind of what we’ve seen here...”

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Now that President Trump has decided that he won’t host the G-7 summit next year at his Doral Country Club in Miami, I have a modest suggestion.

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With hunting season just around the corner, hundreds of thousands of hunters in West Virginia are preparing to head into the woods.

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In a global economy, trade is king and often the centerpiece of international disagreements between nations. Because strength is often tied to a nation’s ability to export goods, trade agreements can either bond countries together or act as the catalyst for war.

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Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

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I have nieces who celebrate Black Friday with perhaps more glee and abandon than Christmas itself.

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As a former smoker I know what it’s like to want to smoke, to know that comfort of inhaling that nicotine.

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Our friend Charlie Hall, who embodies history, emailed over an item from the Jan. 4, 1922 Review last week.

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I’ve been wondering about how time flies or, in words found on the Internet: “I thought getting old would take longer than this.”

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In recent years, our Legislature has placed an emphasis on moving West Virginia into the national mainstream. From legal reform to education reform, and everything in between, a common driver of our agenda has been to ensure that West Virginia is no longer ranked last in everything good and …

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With the release of National Parents Organization’s 2019 Shared Parenting Report Card, it remains clear that there is still much work to do in West Virginia.

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Sometimes we have the most interesting conversations around the newsroom. They aren’t necessarily productive, but they keep us all on our toes.

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It’s easy to conclude that we live in suspicious times when even the most legitimate businesses act in ways that raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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Recently I received a collection of papers and reminiscences from one of my siblings about one of the branches of my family on my mother’s side.

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If you’re sitting in Bloomery or Intermont or Levels, I apologize in advance, but I have Romney on my mind this week.