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What people still need is access to cheap power

August 4, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s, when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No mor. more »»

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August 2, 2014 Welcome to welcomers We extend a warm welcome to “Fairmont Area Newcomers and Neighbors,” which held its first event this week at Gomsrud Park. There was a pretty good turnou. more »»

Ultra-partisanship will hurt nation’s seniors

August 1, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Earnings don’t ‘belong’ to the state in any case

July 31, 2014 The state auditor in Iowa, Mary Mosiman, has a job to do, namely to offer an honest assessment of whether lawmakers are being financially responsibl. more »»

Obama immigration comments laughable

July 30, 2014 President Barack Obama slammed members of Congress last week for failing to address immigration reform. more »»

Tie additional funding to improvement, firings

July 29, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

Financial literacy stats reveal a dire situation

July 28, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

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July 26, 2014 Consider a donation We note that demand for food aid is high at Heaven’s Table food shelf in Fairmont. more »»

Community members must embrace balance

July 25, 2014 We’ve been reflecting on the Top 20 program in Fairmont and how it offers some really good approaches for dealing with even the most dire circumstances in life. more »»

‘Alternative energy’ gets break from rules

July 24, 2014 It is illegal to kill certain endangered animals, including golden eagles. If you get caught doing so, even accidentally, the federal government will punish you with stiff fines. more »»

Real justice unlikely under Obama’s watch

July 23, 2014 No reasonable person can doubt some Internal Revenue Service officials abused their power in harassing conservative organizations. But it is unlikely anything ever will be done to punish them. more »»

Does president care about the world at all?

July 22, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

Liberals propose attack on our fundamental rights

July 21, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including when they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»

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July 19, 2014 Dog park gets a boost People who love dogs really get into it, as you may have noticed from the dog-lovers in your life. We say good for those who find joy in their canine companions. more »»

Weren’t these two jobs combined for savings?

July 18, 2014 We think this might be a bit of a wait-a-minute-moment for the city of Fairmont and its taxpayers. more »»

Energy independence means changing course

July 17, 2014 If the United States achieves energy independence during the next decade or so, it will be no thanks to President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress. more »»

If they're obeying law, why the need for caution?

July 16, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Without accountability, waste will keep coming

July 15, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

Easy question: Will VA bosses be disciplined?

July 14, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

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July 12, 2014 Investment in the future If American students can take up the mantle in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, they will enjoy fulfilling lives and careers, and help their... more »»



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