Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:05:37 EST 1800 Some thoughts on governing http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150365289/Some-thoughts-on-governing I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I've learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn't excuse its lapses or... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:27:05 EST Safe water in West Virginia http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150365526/Safe-water-in-West-Virginia The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued its final version of just how aboveground storage tanks will be regulated in the state. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:27:05 EST Newspaper media takes center stage during the Holiday Shopping season http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150347625/Newspaper-media-takes-center-stage-during-the-Holiday-Shopping-season There is only one question on the minds of retailers and advertisers for the next two months – what is the best way to reach consumers?The answer this year, as it has for many years prior, is newspaper media. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:03 EST West Virginia’s Medicaid expansion http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150354833/West-Virginias-Medicaid-expansion A report on the early workings of West Virginia's expanded Medicaid program shows few surprises except one, and that comes as a welcome development. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:53:01 EST The politics of Logan County http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150334366/The-politics-of-Logan-County A recent check with the Logan County Clerk's office has revealed there are 20,483 registered democrat voters in Logan County as opposed to just 2,624 republicans. In addition, there are 2,219 “no party preferred” registrations, 14... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:13:09 EST Deadly Friday http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150334696/Deadly-Friday On Friday morning, Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and his partner stopped to check out a suspicious car in a motel parking lot.The car was occupied by a man and a woman. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:13:08 EST October At The Capitol http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150308233/October-At-The-Capitol CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With football season in full swing, it was probably no coincidence that the most talked-about topic of October legislative interim meetings involved college athletics in West Virginia. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:56:11 EST National Domestic Awareness Month http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150308172/National-Domestic-Awareness-Month Domestic violence needs our attentionNo one wants to think about it. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:31:03 EST The languages of love http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150301141/The-languages-of-love Gary Chapman is the author of “The 5 Love Languages (The Secret to Love that Lasts)” and I'm sure that most of you have heard of this book. It was on the NYT No. 1 Best Seller List. This book has some great ideas on how you can give... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:19:04 EST 1st Annual Purple Heart Trail Ride http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/150300881/1st-Annual-Purple-Heart-Trail-Ride Editor,We, the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter No. 733, would like to give a special thanks to our following sponsors. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:41:03 EST Ease the strain: Get a flu shot http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150300814/Ease-the-strain:-Get-a-flu-shot One piece of advice the Centers for Disease Control has offered the American public about Ebola: Get a flu shot. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:19:06 EST Joe Manchin the Pantheist http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/150304174/Joe-Manchin-the-Pantheist Editor, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:30:04 EST Don’t ask the Pentagon where its money goes http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150270722/Dont-ask-the-Pentagon-where-its-money-goes President Barack Obama proudly signed the law that repealed the Pentagon's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, freeing lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans (although not trans people) to openly serve in the military four years... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:16:04 EST EPA rules http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150285666/EPA-rules A recent report from the 60 Plus Association is more reason for concern when it comes to crippling new federal regulations and higher electric bills. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:15:08 EST 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