Funds donated to United Way make community healthier, happier, safer place
A dollar you give to the United Way of Marion County could feed a hungry family.
That dollar could protect a woman and her children from an abuser.
Or the dollar could mean that a family receives credit counseling to lift them out of overwhelming debt.
It could fund Scouting programs, where boys and girls learn lifelong lessons.
Project Launchpad puts critical concept of diversifying state economy into play
The case for diversifying the state of West Virginia’s economy is past the point of debate.
While it is our hope that coal can continue to have a role in our nation’s power-generating matrix, we’ve learned our lesson about over-dependence on a single industry. Particularly being overly dependent on an industry that, in the eyes of federal regulators, is out of fashion.
Legal concealed carry and open government must both be preserved
We’re a strong supporter of the right of West Virginians to legally and responsibly own and use firearms.
That includes the ability to obtain a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon (pistols or revolvers). That process involves applying to the county sheriff, paying a $75 fee and completing an application, as prepared by the superintendent of the West Virginia State Police, in writing.
Some simple steps can stop senseless deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning
The weather forecast for the coming week calls for a break in the snow and temperatures in the 50s for a few days.
Nevertheless, it’s no time to take our minds off a potentially deadly hazard of the heating season — carbon monoxide poisoning.
Many applaud ‘bold move’ on tobacco by CVS
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And it’s a big number: One out of every five deaths in this country can be attributed smoking each year, or about 480,000 people.
Raising wages by regulatory decree will lead businesses to trim young workers
A bill that would raise the minimum wage 75 cents an hour by Jan. 1, 2015, passed the West Virginia House of Delegates Wednesday on an 89-5 vote.
The bill, which increases hourly wages from $7.25 an hour to $8 by Jan. 1, 2015, and to $8.75 the following year, will move to the Senate.
Community members open hearts, wallets for Gift of Love
We’re not exactly sure that we could ever express how much gratitude we feel to the community of Marion County, but we’ll try.
No, really, thank you.
Without you, the Times West Virginian’s Gift of Love food drive would not have been possible.
Digital Learning takes students into 21st century
The classrooms your children and grandchildren sit in each day are vastly different from the classrooms you grew up in.
That was especially the case earlier this month when schools across the country observed Digital Learning Day.
In some classrooms, students determined their digital footprint.
State must not pass up lucrative chance with development of needed food products
It’s obviously important for West Virginia to take full advantage of its resources.
Coal, natural gas and timber are some that quickly come to mind.
What should school calendar look like next year?
What does a full school day feel like?
I’m not sure I remember.
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