Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:35:33 EST 1800 The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150609287/The-poor-suffer-from-hunger--not-the-munchies Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:05 EST Aging infrastructure http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150601499/Aging-infrastructure Charleston-area residents whose water comes out of the West Virginia American Water treatment plant on the Elk River received a reminder that chemical tanks are not the only worry, when it comes to their water supply. Last week, a broken sewer line... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:04 EST Don’t forget to say ‘thanks’ to your teachers http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/150619965/Dont-forget-to-say-thanks-to-your-teachers Editor,With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Arch Coal Foundation encourages West Virginians to also take a moment to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives or the life of a child. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:33:04 EST Much work still needed to improve relations with China http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150601277/Much-work-still-needed-to-improve-relations-with-China Moundsville, W.Va., native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:33:08 EST Time to reconsider U.S. Senate rules http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150601247/Time-to-reconsider-U.S.-Senate-rules For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. Providing senators with concerns about proposals could muster support from about 40 percent of their peers, they could block action by the... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:33:08 EST A law against feeding humans? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150602044/A-law-against-feeding-humans As readers should well know, there are places at which one is not allowed to feed the animals; Chief Logan State Park being just one example, zoos being another. However, can you believe there are some communities in America where a person is not... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:33:07 EST Get covered through the Affordable Care Act http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150587208/Get-covered-through-the-Affordable-Care-Act Imagine your child has asthma or severe allergies. One day, your health insurer informs you that they will no longer cover your child under your plan because they have a preexisting condition. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:45:06 EST Stand your ground http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150587510/Stand-your-ground More than two years ago, there was a case in Florida that drew national headlines and sparked a national debate. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:04:06 EST What makes a strong lobbyist http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150526163/What-makes-a-strong-lobbyist Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:29:09 EST Legislators on education http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150526292/Legislators-on-education When you are trying to improve, it often helps to study the best.In public education, that road leads to China's largest and richest city, Shanghai. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:06 EST Life is difficult, God is merciful, Heaven is sure http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150552032/Life-is-difficult-God-is-merciful-Heaven-is-sure In Luke 21:5-19 Jesus and his disciples had finally arrived in Jerusalem. The disciples were admiring the beauty of the temple — one of the great wonders of the ancient world. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:40:04 EST Strengthen capitalism rather than condemn it http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150526266/Strengthen-capitalism-rather-than-condemn-it Those who want for social justice, decry exploitation and fret about income inequality ought to love the growing global economic trend. This trend pulls people out of poverty, promotes equality and provides greater economic and political opportunities... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:40:03 EST Moving West Virginia forward http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/150553141/Moving-West-Virginia-forward Editor, Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:39:06 EST Media blackouts only deepen suspicion of wrongdoing http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150522104/Media-blackouts-only-deepen-suspicion-of-wrongdoing During the tense days and nights in August in Ferguson, Missouri — filled with peaceful protests and some violence in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson — a no-fly zone was imposed over the St. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:40:04 EST Your Server Isn’t on the Menu http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150492572/Your-Server-Isnt-on-the-Menu At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:49:04 EST God’s work should not be illegal http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150522064/Gods-work-should-not-be-illegal Ministering to the poor and homeless should not be considered a crime despite the heartless feelings of publicly elected officials. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:49:04 EST Veteran’s Day: It is a big deal? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150505508/Veterans-Day:-It-is-a-big-deal What is the big deal about Veterans Day? Is it really that important? Do we really need to pay our respects for those across our communities that answered the call to duty and stormed the five beaches during the D-Day Invasion: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:57:07 EST Tale of two women http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150477144/Tale-of-two-women Brittany Maynard and Casey Nocket both made headlines this week in a curious convergence of circumstances involving America's national parks and aspects of fame. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:57:06 EST Litterbug’ is not a good slogan http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150477134/Litterbug-is-not-a-good-slogan 'Both winners and losers in the election should waste no time in pulling up stakes. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:49:03 EST Military Family Appreciation Month http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/150477208/Military-Family-Appreciation-Month As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us across the country and throughout the Mountain State shift our thoughts to the traditions we will share in the coming weeks - cherished moments with family, friends and those we love most. Whether... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:41:03 EST