We are in the midst of troubling times that include an out of control pandemic, the continuing exposure of police brutality against people of color and a country that is led by an uninformed and cruel president who embraces white supremacy. We have a corollary West Virginia governor who deci…

“Sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. And sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie. And sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose.” Gloria Clemente, “White Men Can’t Jump”

Gov. Jim Justice and WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan aren’t wrong when they say it’s important to have a plan for fall sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s worth examining how realistic such a plan is, especially at a time when West Virginia leads the nation in the rate of p…

The coronavirus has upended our normal routines and typical way of life in America. Daily tasks, such as visiting the grocery store and entering public buildings, have changed, forcing us to operate in different ways and giving us a new perspective on the importance of handwashing, face cove…

Whether or not he ignored alleged Russian efforts to place bounties on U.S. troops, it is past time that Donald Trump resigned. Republicans should agree, if for no other reason than their response to the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinski episode.

I don’t know how the latest wrangle between the Trump administration and Russia will play out. But I do know as a lifelong Republican, I’ve been concerned with the coziness this president has had with Russia from the get-go. Why? History — his and theirs. Here’s some background.

President Donald Trump has retained support from many Republicans and conservatives thanks to a Faustian bargain: So long as he stacks the judiciary with friendly judges, they’ll look the other way when he pushes trade protectionism, ditches entitlement reform or woos Russian President Vladi…

In 1774, Founding Father John Adams said, “Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty. Without them we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked like cattle, and fed and clothed like swine and hounds.”

It has truly been a joy and honor to serve West Virginia through the Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, in our wild and wonderful state for so much of my career. With staff, partners and colleagues at local, state and national levels, I am proud…

Every July, we automatically think of our patriotic forefathers who signed the Declaration of Independence because of the many injustices by the British government. They revolted against the restrictive treatment by outlining their grievances in the Declaration of Independence: Taxation with…

The primary election held during the difficulties of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic was not easy and, at times, challenging to our county clerks and elections staff. But, with proper planning and execution, every precinct opened and West Virginia led the nation in options to vote.

Modern governing has little to do with governance and much to do with cheap magic, expressed in stumbling rhetorical sleights of hand through which an audience, blinded by ideology or something, cannot see — or won’t.

Considering the history between predominately white police departments and minority communities to this date, minorities of color have, I believe, been denied our constitutional rights.

Funerals for Monday, July 13, 2020

Alford, Virginia - 11 a.m., Apple Grove Memorial Gardens.

Gibson, Harold - 1 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Humphreys Sr., Randall - 2:30 p.m., Ward Road Cemetery, Nettie.

Jackson, Shirley - 1 p.m., Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston.

Laudermilt, Darlene - 7 p.m., Foglesong - Casto Funeral Home, Mason.

Nichols, Sharon - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Sammons, Anthony - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Tucker, Denver - 3 p.m., Rayne Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel.