Legislation limits health care options
September 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. more »»
Mylan EpiPen case just tip of the iceberg
August 30, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation’s health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device. more »»
August 29, 2016 Who’s credible? Well, it’s not Hillary Clinton An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation appear to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her... more »»
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August 27, 2016 Council chose wisely The Fairmont City Council this week had the unpleasant task of naming a short-term successor to Mayor Randy Quiring, who passed away recently following a battle with cancer. more »»
Case closed? Clinton deserves more scrutiny
August 26, 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly, sometimes under oath, that her lawyers and technicians turned over all the emails she stored illegally on a personal server while she was... more »»
On election day, there is one easy decision
August 25, 2016 While the choices on the ballot this fall may give voters pause as they try to figure out their best options, we believe one issue is a no-brainer:?Fairmont Area Schools will seek to renew its... more »»
August 22, 2016 Losing gracefully says a lot about character Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.. more »»
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August 20, 2016 Another great fair The Martin County Fair in Fairmont is always a pleasure to visit. There is much to see, do and enjo. more »»
County finds home for Veterans Service Office
August 18, 2016 Martin County commissioners this week moved ahead with plans to relocate the county’s Veterans Service Office, from the Human Services building to the Krahmer Courthouse Plaza Building near the... more »»
Lesson to be had in chaos
August 17, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines last week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»
August 15, 2016 Government continues to spend too much money Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»
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August 13, 2016 Cost-benefit matters Martin County commissioners are about to receive a broadband study that looks at ways to make sure every county resident has access to reliable, high-speed internet service. more »»
Individual terrorists must be hunted down
August 11, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»