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The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering House Bill 4025, sponsored by Delegates Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh County, and Tony Paynter, R- Wyoming County, which would reduce the publication of legal ads for public notice in communities and counties across West Virginia in favor of pl…

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In light of what is going on in Virginia and the governor signing of an executive order to ban guns at the rally this past Monday (at the time of this writing it has not happened yet), I actually think a friend of mine is correct.

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Hey, Refresh Restart Romney and Capon Bridge Revitalization Group — quick, call an emergency meeting.  

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The Pew Research Center finds that only 63 percent of rural Americans have a broadband internet connection at home, and 24 percent of rural adults consider access to high-speed internet a major problem in their community. 

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A woman was snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean not far from San Francisco in an area where humpback whales are known to congregate. Getting close to one of them, the leviathan took a fancy to the curious land visitor and tucked her under his right fin and took her for a little tour of the waters.

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Before we get too far into 2020, can we clear up some of the misconceptions from 2019 that keep repeating themselves on Facebook?

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Federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts is in line for a boost in the big spending package passed last week by Congress.

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I’ve enjoyed watching the news these last few days — so many people in panic mode over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani.

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Over on the Living section cover (Page 1C), we highlight some of the most memorable events, big and small, from 2019 and take a look back at some of our favorite images of the year.

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We asked 4 friends from around the county to share their hopes for 2020 — and gave them no direction beyond that. Here are their thoughts, which we hope will inspire you or at least give you food for thought

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There has been much division, conversations and accusations regarding the new stadium project at Hampshire High School, much of it centered on my stance on the project and my admonition that no public funds be directed toward it. Therefore, I wanted to take a few minutes and explain.

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The most memorable Christmas I recall was the winter of 1942, cherished perhaps because it was the last one before my father died. The more years that go by, the more the memory and memory-blank haunts.

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One of the songs I never expected to hear on Sirius XM’s Country Christmas channel this week was “What a Wonderful World,” even if Leann Rimes was singing it.

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I was channel surfing real early the other morning and landed on a local station and stopped to listen to the “Reporter’s Notebook” only because they were talking about Christmas.

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A new government report presented to the West Virginia Legislature recommends removing public notices from your community newspaper and placing them on a state government website to reduce state spending.

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Krist is busy getting ready for Christmas, so here’s a favorite from April 2017.

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Back in the day when I edited a small daily paper outside Chicago, we got 2,000 pieces of mail a week coming to the newsroom and a bunch of those new-fangled faxes that were so popular.

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Sometimes a busy editor has to drop back and punt. Here’s my take on Christmas music from a couple years ago. I still stand behind it.

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To impeach or not to impeach, that is the question.

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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.