Some days, when I go to my job as an events supervisor at the Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, it can almost feel like things are back to normal.
You might have heard this one before: A man climbed to his roof to escape a dangerous flood. He rejected offers to ride to safety in a rowboat, a motorboat and a helicopter, responding, “No thanks, I’m praying to God, and he will save me.” When the man drowned and died, he asked God why he h…
Sarah Mullens, in her July 21 op-ed about the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” said the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are not in West Virginia. But those two famous geographic features actually are within our state’s borders.
As was reported in the Gazette-Mail, West Virginia’s Capitol Building Commission has not even talked about a possible decision to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson from the Capital grounds. That’s cowardly and unfortunate, for a number of reasons.
Congress recently stood up for economic growth and the future of West Virginia’s local radio stations by introducing the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that states Congress should not add new and costly fees for playing music on radio airplay.
Like most West Virginians, I am trying to figure out what Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is trying to accomplish in the U.S. Senate. As boldly stated in his April 7 Washington Post op-ed, he will not eliminate the filibuster, not even on voting rights.
Imagine going to work every day knowing that, if you are laid off or want to work elsewhere, that you are contractually forbidden to seek work in your area of expertise. Millions of Americans face that very dilemma, thanks to the proliferation of noncompete clauses.
U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry met in Shanghai in April with China’s climate change envoy, Xie Zhenhua. Although China joined the United States in a joint statement committing to address climate change, it was evidently a fruitless meeting.
Conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity this week called Dr. Anthony Fauci “flip flop Fauci” for playing “word games” to, according to Hannity, escape responsibility for his alleged role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once again, coal lobbyist Chris Hamilton is fantasizing about coal’s impossible role in the climate change crisis reality to please his supporters, the coal company shareholders.
I like to think that I have never lost the idealism that I grew up with. At the same time, there are reports that bring out facts that it is impossible to just ignore and move on.
Earlier this year, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bipartisan resolution on the critical importance of the domestic maritime industry that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. But it sent a clear message on behalf of the people of our great state to the folks in Washington D.C. who wo…
The rapid and deadly spread of the COVID-19 virus, along with a worsening drug epidemic, have combined to shorten the expected lifespan of Americans.
Governments work best when we have an active and engaged citizenry. It is to the credit and benefit of Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin that we have citizen boards like the Green Team and the LGBTQ Working Group, serving to drill down on issues and offer expert advice to our elected leade…
Do you, or does anyone you know, take a generic prescription drug? If so, you might be interested to learn that, in less than 10 days, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of generic prescription drugs is scheduled to shut its doors and outsource its operations to India.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected every single West Virginian, whether through the loss of a loved one, jobs disappearing or getting sick themselves. The health and well-being of medical professionals in our community also have suffered a significant toll, yet their struggle h…
Because Acadia National Park might as well have been the moon, and because my classmates from Westport or Palo Alto or Montclair had never heard the marching band at Mylan Puskar Stadium, and because the smell of campfire will always elicit in me a pathetic nostalgia, I cried all the way thr…