For many, online platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a toxic wasteland of cruel memes and vicious comments. Social media is the source of blame for everything from the widening of political polarization to the proliferation of false information to radicalizing youth to commit hei…

We want to express our appreciation for all of the 500 men and women in the West Virginia National Guard, along with 3,700 others from nearby states, who are being deployed to the Middle East to continue aiding Operation Spartan Shield.

Acting director of U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said earlier this week that the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty should be edited to say “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

A strange tale is weaving itself together after West Virginia Sen. Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, took the unusual step of preemptively denying he knows a woman at the center of a prostitution ring investigation in Maroney’s hometown of Glen Dale.

The United States guarantees a right to free speech under the 1st Amendment, but American society has generally agreed that right only extends to the point where it infringes on the rights of others. That’s not unreasonable.

We’ve had our differences of late with Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, regarding education legislation. But we have to applaud Rucker for seeking to expand the West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act to include adults. Currently, the law only applies to minors.

Twenty-two people lost their lives as a gunman went on a rampage Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where he wounded at least another 20. Miles away and just a few hours later, nine people were killed as a shooter went on a spree in Dayton, Ohio.

First there were the pain pills. When those got too expensive, heroin moved into the void. Then came fentanyl. And just as city and county officials, first responders and communities are growing new sets of arms to try and whack down every mole that pops its head up in the form of a new cris…

Funerals for Sunday, August 25, 2019

Groves, Lugene - 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Karawan-Burgess, Nancy - 3 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

McVicker, Willard - 2 p.m., New Life Family Worship Center, Moatsville.

Parry, Carol - 2 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Riddle, Velma - 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Stamper, Daisy - 4 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.