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September 5, 2016 Pushers share blame in overdoses, deaths First Huntington, W.Va. Then Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Louisville, Ky. An epidemic that might be called the White Death is sweeping that region. more »»

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September 3, 2016 School year begins School is back in session — or soon will be — for area students. We wish everyone a successful school year, and hope everyone makes it safely to and from school every da. more »»

Nonviolent offenders still deserve prison time

September 2, 2016 On Tuesday, President Barack Obama wielded that infamous pen of his to commute the sentences of 111 federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses. more »»

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 »»

Past time for leaders to put limits on power

August 31, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. 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 »»

Obamacare continues to fail American people

August 24, 2016 A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken — or soon to be broken. more »»

Obama, again, ignores the limits on his power

August 23, 2016 Many, probably most, Americans agree government ought to stay out of our bedrooms. That is a reference to laws attempting to regulate private behavior including sex. 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 »»

U.N. ‘peacekeepers’ fail to protect people, again

August 19, 2016 When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been a while, hasn’t it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the... 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 »»

They said it was ‘exact’ when they were selling it

August 16, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. 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 »»



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