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Opinion

Questions remain in case of Saudi shooter

Local Editorials

Until they have answers, the priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the help To the Editor: I would like to acknowledge the Martin County Sentence To Serve program; its supervisors, Kyle Redenius and John McDonald; and the workers for the work they do in our community. Specifically, the crew that did a thorough job cleaning up the grounds of the ...

The ‘victory’ belongs to American workers

Local Editorials

After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced this week that her caucus has ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Time for referendum To the Editor: Recently, it was announced there could be a 6.5 percent property tax increase in Fairmont to support a new community center. This would be in addition to the half-cent sales tax increase already implemented. If this is true, then I suggest the city of ...

Impeachment efforts are clearly political

Local Editorials

It is a virtually foregone conclusion that the House of Representatives — Democrats in it, that is — will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. When that happens, it will go down as the most transparently political impeachment in history. Not a single Republican in the House is expected ...

Budget surplus will fuel legislative debate

Local Editorials

With a projected surplus of $1.3 billion glimmering at the end of the current state budget, legislators are sure to be talking this session about what to do with it. Do we want tax relief? More money for roads and bridges? More money for unmet health care needs? Raises for health care ...