Flood recovery for a brighter future

Flood recovery for a brighter future

For West Virginians like Cheryl Sams, who owns Sams Auction and Bargain Barn in Clendenin, the flooding that hit our state in June was especially deva...

July 29th, 2016 |  


The lazy, hazy days of summer

The lazy, hazy days of summer

These hot, humid days of summer always remind me of growing up in my little hometown of Nolan. I’m sure most of you who lived in the small hamle...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Clinton’s college plan is unrealistic

Clinton’s college plan is unrealistic

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s proposal for making public higher education not just cheaper but free to most Americans sounds good on pape...

July 27th, 2016 |  


The dangerous Trump doctrine

The dangerous Trump doctrine

Last week Donald Trump laid out a deeply disturbing view of America’s role in the world.The Trump Doctrine — if we can call this mass of c...

July 25th, 2016 |  


There are always heroes

There are always heroes

West Virginians are fiercely independent and resilient by nature; you cannot live in our hills and valleys and not be. Whether one lives at the head o...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Getting through the rapids of life

Getting through the rapids of life

Last weekend I was up at the New River Gorge Bridge. While I was enjoying those breathtaking views from the lookout I noticed some rafters that were t...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


At GOP convention, party disunity on full display

At GOP convention, party disunity on full display

CLEVELAND — Like partners in a shotgun marriage, Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s establishment have been preaching unity this week...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Logan man returns from the dead

Logan man returns from the dead

Needless to say, things certainly were different back in the 1920’s and ‘30’s. Here’s a humorous story I uncovered one day whi...

July 21st, 2016 |  


After Nice, it’s official: The campaign’s about fear

After Nice, it’s official: The campaign’s about fear

Last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, after similar tragedies in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando and Istanbul, made two things painfull...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Former top cop says heated rhetoric not helping

Former top cop says heated rhetoric not helping

Charles Ramsey has law enforcement credentials that few can match. Only now, for the first time in over 40 years, the former top cop for the District ...

July 19th, 2016 |