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An often heard quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet poses the question that is easily answered when taken in an historical context.

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This was on my mind 5 years ago this week, and it still irritates me today. Some marketer probably ought to take that consumer irritation and turn it into another annoying cartoon character.

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The other day I stepped back from completing the recent project of building a woodshed and found myself saying, “I can’t wait until I get this puppy loaded with wood for next year.”

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The House of Delegates adjourned early Sunday morning having completed 281 bills, 78 of which have been signed into law.

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Political courage might seem like an oxymoron to most people these days and simply a dream to the rest of us.

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Not Reading, ’Riting and ’Rithmetic.

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First, I’d like to start this commentary by thanking Alyson for her letter to the editor dated March 17. I went back and reviewed my notes and found she was absolutely correct in that I had inadvertently misstated that 16- and 17-year-old children would be given a right to vote.

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As you are reading this the first session of the 85th Legislature will be just a few days from ending. Bills have ranged from the governor’s tax plan to some that caused us to scratch our heads.

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There are 2 kinds of people in this world: kind people, and the other kind. I swear I am getting the feeling that kind people are resurgent. Don’t sneer; hear me out.

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There is so much going on along our borders daily and almost no one in the media is talking about it. Primarily the major networks. Though sometimes a whisper here and there.

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What an honor it is to serve the people of the 58th District in the House of Delegates. You can find me in office 276M.

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With 3 weeks left in this legislative session there is still much work to do. The most pressing issue is Governor Justice’s proposal to eliminate the personal income tax.

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West Virginians know that without reliable Internet access, it’s difficult to apply for a job or work from home, harder for kids to learn online and problematic for our seniors to make and attend telehealth appointments.

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Clara Peller was a American character actress who, at the age of 81, starred in the 1984 “Where's the beef?” advertising campaign for the Wendy's fast food restaurant chain.

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Back before half of Hampshire County was born – some 35 years ago – one of the top-selling books of 1986 was “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”

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The latest round of money to individuals to help out during this Covid pandemic is starting to arrive.

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Within the first days of the Biden Administration, Vice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable discussion with West Virginia media outlets on the administration’s plans for rural states.

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A year ago, as pandemic panic gripped our land, health experts were trotting out 4 pieces of advice for all of us to ensure we remained uninfected and didn’t spread Covid-19.

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HR1 and HR5, in my opinion, are a disaster looking to happen so I will give you information on contacting our Senators at the end.

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