Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:17:00 EST 1800 Fond memories of fall and dad http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150260610/Fond-memories-of-fall-and-dad As I was walking my dog Petey this past weekend and noticing a few leaves that had already fallen due to our early fall weather, it reminded me of my dad and our walks in the woods. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:50:04 EST Student discipline http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150260474/Student-discipline A chief finding in a report issued last week by the West Virginia Department of Education may not come as a surprise, but it should give Mountain State educators plenty of fodder to think about when it comes to disciplining students. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:49:06 EST College Application and Exploration Week http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150251301/College-Application-and-Exploration-Week:-#whyichose Today marks the start of West Virginia's fifth annual “College Application and Exploration Week,” a statewide celebration of the higher education opportunities available to our state's students. This week, nearly 240 schools... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:59:05 EST Safe steps for Ebola http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150224387/Safe-steps-for-Ebola A long life has become an expectation. Many people are too young to remember the extraordinary medical progress that has occurred in the past 75 years that lengthened life expectancy in the United States by nearly 30 years. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:58:06 EST It’s never too early to plan for your future http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150224404/Its-never-too-early-to-plan-for-your-future A college degree opens the door to opportunity for so many students and helps West Virginians land high-paying jobs. Job training programs and vocational degrees also boost up job applicants and give them the skills and competitive edge they need when... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:38:07 EST New auto technology and distracted driving http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150224381/New-auto-technology-and-distracted-driving As recent AAA studies confirm, anything that takes a driver's mind off the road increases the likelihood of an accident. Even built-in systems that allow drivers to make and take calls and to send text-messages hands-free create distractions... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:37:07 EST Let’s have a balanced plan for producing the electricity http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150212417/Lets-have-a-balanced-plan-for-producing-the-electricity On Tuesday, August 12 of this year, there was an editorial in the Charleston Gazette concerning, what else, coal. The headline stated that pro-coal forces live in a fantasy world. His conclusion is that coal was, and is, the ultimate cause in the... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:02:02 EST Sarah Nott’s Law http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/150216867/Sarah-Notts-Law Editor,There is something wrong, something very wrong. I thought it was only where I live, but I have found that's it is all over West Virginia and possibly the nation. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:20:06 EST The Dollar Energy Fund helps our neighbors in need http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150212039/The-Dollar-Energy-Fund-helps-our-neighbors-in-need The crisp, dry air and cooler temperatures are a sign that the beautiful colors of a West Virginia fall will be here soon. And it means that really cold weather will be here soon too. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:30:06 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150199531/Viewing-political-corruption-more-broadly Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans' views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:36:07 EST Breast cancer support more than pink ribbons http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150199450/Breast-cancer-support-more-than-pink-ribbons This time of year might bring to mind autumn leaves and black-and-orange Halloween decor, but there is another color that's taken over the month: October is awash in pink. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:35:07 EST Venerable diseases in Logan http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150186200/Venerable-diseases-in-Logan Very few people know this, but mandatory HIV (AIDS) testing is required in West Virginia when a person is charged with prostitution or certain other specified sexual offenses, which include sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest or sexual molestation. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:33:06 EST Gay marriage http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150141835/Gay-marriage The U.S. Supreme Court convened for a new session on Monday, October 6, and chose to take no action on the question of gay marriage. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:35:06 EST Keeping the Mountain State safe http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150144054/Keeping-the-Mountain-State-safe We often hear stories on the evening news and read articles in national newspapers about areas of our country that have experienced devastation caused by wildfires. This August, West Virginia's Division of Forestry wild land firefighting crew... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:42:05 EST Time for Congress to act against inversion http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150141796/Time-for-Congress-to-act-against-inversion In August in this space, we criticized the practice of inversion, which is American companies finding a way to avoid paying taxes as their American customers are legally obligated to do. We gave some faint praise to Walgreen Co. for changing its mind... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:42:03 EST Making the most of every moment http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150149348/Making-the-most-of-every-moment I have been thinking a lot about summer and how much I enjoyed this summer with my husband and our many fishing trips at various places here in Logan County. With fall upon us and winter quickly approaching it makes me miss those days sitting by the... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:56:03 EST Newspapers are still on a mission http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150141781/Newspapers-are-still-on-a-mission You know what a newspaper is: It's that news source on your doorstep each morning, that packet of information you hold in your hand and scan to find out the local news and whatever else is going on in your world. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:55:15 EST Christmas already? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150134800/Christmas-already Greetings my dear friend I hope this finds you in good health and good spirits. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:47:03 EST West Virginia’s economy http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150094405/West-Virginias-economy More than 30 groups and individuals had a chance to showcase their creations at a special event highlighting the innovation of people from West Virginia and neighboring states. They all, no doubt, participated with the dream that the products they... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:08:05 EST Same-sex marriage: Morality vs. Law http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150094450/Same-sex-marriage:-Morality-vs.-Law Same-sex marriage divisive, but the lawThe U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear same-sex marriage cases from Oklahoma and four other states, effectively mandating same-sex marriage here. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:13:04 EST