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Letter to the editor: War on drugs doesn’t work

In 1971, President Richard Nixon termed drugs as “Public Enemy Number One.” With that, he established the DEA and America’s War on Drugs.

I will leave statistics to other writers. No doubt, certain drugs are a blight on...

Letter to the editor: War on drugs doesn’t work

In 1971, President Richard Nixon termed drugs as “Public Enemy Number One.” With that, he established the DEA and America’s War on Drugs.

I will leave statistics to other writers. No doubt, certain drugs are a blight on...

Kevin Kearns: Vote against “fast track” showed support for U.S. manufacturers

America needs a strong manufacturing sector to sustain robust economy growth, one that creates new businesses, jobs, and opportunities for all.

Manufacturing is responsible for 70 percent of U.S. research and development, and often spins off...

Letter to the editor: Law makes health care affordable

On June 25, the United States Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This law has helped 16 million Americans and about 180,000 West Virginians gain health care coverage.

The Court upheld a key part of the law that ...

Letter to the editor: Restore original prevailing wage law

Senate Bill 361, the Prevailing Wage bill that was designed and voted into law on party lines by our new political leadership, assigned WorkForce West Virginia, in partnership with West Virginia University and Marshall University, to devise a...

Joshua Kurt Higginbotham: Blaming everyone but the criminal

When a child feels guilt for wrongdoing, they tend to play the “blame game” by pointing fingers or casting lies.

In the case of the recent terrorist attack in Charleston, S.C., the United States of America is also like a guilty...

Letter to the editor: EPA: editorial based on misconceptions

On its May 29th editorial page, the Charleston Daily Mail expressed sharp criticisms of the Clean Water Rule that appear to be based on misinterpretations of what the rule does and how it came into existence.

The facts are that when Congress...

Letter to the editor: Pipeline could bring opportunity to state

I am writing in support of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The gas pipeline is expected to run underground through eleven West Virginia counties and a few more in Virginia.

This pipeline is a great opportunity for our state and...

George Rodriguez: Jones confident, capable leader

I used to be the West Virginia Housing and Urban Development director and I worked with many mayors — in state and across the nation — in my 20 years with HUD.

However, I can honestly say, Danny Jones was among the best if not the ...

Shawn Taylor: Council candidate asks for vote

I ask Charleston voters to consider the following facts when choosing their at-large council members.

In 2005, I was nominated by Mayor Jones and confirmed by your City Council to be your municipal judge, and was elected by you in 2008.

My ...

State returns library’s property

On March 23rd, Roger Hughes from the State Treasurer’s office came to the South Charleston Public Library board meeting to return unclaimed property to the library’s foundation.

It was quite an unexpected windfall for the library...

Leonard Mc Ie: Why the lack of interest in freedom?

The issues of my letter as a free American citizen are with our upcoming Fourth of July/ Independence Day observance and celebration this coming July, and what this day of observance and celebrations are all about.

Why is it there is getting to...

Paul Epstein: Capito should help lead us to a better future

In a letter from Senator Capito responding to my request that she vote against a measure that would have prevented any tax or fee on carbon emissions from coming before the Senate, she informed me that she has “consistently opposed the...

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