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Thornton Cooper: GOP should pass laws to restrict campaign donations

As a Democrat, I congratulate candidates of West Virginia’s other main party for their historic electoral success on November 4th.

Indeed, Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) and Bill Cole (R-Mercer) are poised to be the first Republicans elected...

Thornton Cooper: GOP should pass laws to restrict campaign donations

As a Democrat, I congratulate candidates of West Virginia’s other main party for their historic electoral success on November 4th.

Indeed, Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) and Bill Cole (R-Mercer) are poised to be the first Republicans elected ...

Katie Fazenbaker: Legalizing raw milk would not hurt dairy farmers

I read with dismay the Nov. 18 article on raw milk sales in the Daily Mail. My family also runs a commercial dairy in West Virginia, one of only 80 left in the state....

Thomas Perry: Keith Pauley’s column nailed it

I’ve never met contributing columnist Keith Pauley who wrote the piece entitled “The red-ification of West Virginia” in the November 11 issue....

Marily Howells: PEIA changes just in time for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays, the Public Employees Insurance Agency is planning another big take away of benefits.

PEIA take aways will cost members $40 million. For employees and pre-Medicare retirees, PEIA is looking at doubling deductibles...

Nancy Bradley: Don’t quit believing

There’s one sure way for America’s turnaround not to occur, and that is to quit believing it’s possible.

When hope diminishes, despair takes its place, and the despair that’s unfolding before us is being stoked by...

Chris Hamilton: Refreshing change in West Virginia

There is a refreshing change moving through our wonderful state, from the panhandles to the southern coalfields and everywhere in between.

The Nov. 4 election has left us with real optimism and a true sense of Mountaineer Spirit.

At the...

Christine Barkey: Where are the women?

Where are the women? In Brad McElhinny’s column Nov. 8, he asked for names of people who are moving Charleston forward, but he didn’t list any woman....

A change agent here in Charleston

My friend and former client, Dave Arnold, now a managing partner at Adventures on the Gorge, told me recently that according to a book he read on the history of change, change agents are usually beheaded.

People don’t like change, and...

Kevin Young: We are ... Marshall

We will never know what they were feeling, what they were thinking or what could have been on that fateful night if the plane had flown just a little further.

But we will always remember them with reverence, honor and respect. They will always...

Mike Sengewalt: Thanks voters for sending Charleston a message

The Nov. 4 election was historic by many measures. Nationally, the Republicans took control of the Senate, picking up a net gain of seven seats with a chance for another three. They picked up a net gain of 12 seats in the House. And they also added...

Steve Kopa: Contagious diseases have no boundaries

I wish to critique the powerful pundits, if it is permissible in the Charleston Daily Mail.

In Thomas Sowell’s Oct. 8 column “What Ebola reveals about Obama,” his approach of keeping it confined in Liberia and other African...

Emmett Pepper: Consider sustainable design for Civic Center

The new design for the Charleston Civic Center on the front page of your Tuesday, Oct. 21, paper looks great. The plan to improve access to the Elk River will showcase...

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