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Everyone wants his/her voice to be heard – especially in matters that have a direct impact on his/her daily lives and their budgets.  When the Public Service Commission is considering the various aspects of a case that will affect the general public, we want to hear what you have to say.

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More and more parents in school districts around the country are speaking out and making a difference when it comes to their children’s education — as they should. Some of the school books are egregious and shouldn’t be placed in a school of any kind. 

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By this time next week, West Virginia could have its delegate, state senate and Congressional districts set for the coming decade. 

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In all the babble over the “reforms” to Medicare now being debated in Congress, I have heard not one talking head refer to the reason the reforms are necessary: perhaps the single most contemptible piece of legislation ever disgorged by the Congress.

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I went back to my parents’ home last week to say goodbye to my mother, who clung to life long enough for me to see her in the hospital one afternoon, only to slip away before Dad and I could get to the hospital the next morning.

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Here’s a favorite from 2012 that resonates because earlier this year I resubscribed to Consumer Reports. Sadly, their selling tactics haven’t changed.

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It’s an amazing morning at Selah. The sun is shining brightly. The birds are singing loudly. There is a crispness in the air that whispers fall is just over the horizon. 

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There is controversy over who said what so I will quote both which convey the same message.

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CHARLESTON — Resiliency and generosity have been in the DNA of West Virginians since the state’s founding in 1863. At that time, the western counties of the then state of Virginia were realizing they had to rely on themselves to raise local resources (money, philanthropic support, businesses…

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I don’t write often about our efforts to put together the news — other than to brag once a year when we’ve been honored for our work.

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We held 3 redistricting meetings 2 weeks ago in the 58th District to give residents an opportunity to share their comments and concerns. We had just a few people attending each meeting with Yellow Spring drawing the largest numbers.

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Didn’t anybody in political power play the classic board game, Risk?

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We seem to be suffering in this country from a massive pandemic of infectious institutional stupidity.

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West Virginia is the only state in the Union that witnessed an actual population decline over the past 70 years. That’s 2 generations of West Virginians who have left the Mountain State in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere.

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Clayton Burch has a big job ahead of him — and maybe, just maybe, he has more skin in the game than previous state superintendents Jorea Marple, Steve Paine (twice), Jim Phares and Michael Martirano had over the last 10 or 15 years.

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