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Standardized testing a necessity

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Arguments against standardized testing have been shouted by teachers unions and their legislative cohorts for years. A few of their points carry some weight. But in all that noise, there has been very little in the way of viable alternatives to the[Read More…]

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Firearms should be out of the reach of children

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A tragic holiday shooting in Kanawha County provides gun owners with another reminder of the importance of keeping weapons secured and away from children. A 9-year-old boy apparently took a family shotgun out for target practice Sunday near Quick, W.Va. The weapon[Read More…]

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Shell keeps option on Pa. ‘cracker’ site

Company says it will finally begin construction preparation By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING – Nearly two years after announcing intentions to bring a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant – and the thousands of related jobs – to Monaca, Pa. rather than to Ohio or West Virginia, Royal[Read More…]

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Military Bowl unique for Herd

By Grant Traylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Military Bowl is a unique experience for players because it’s the only bowl game in college football played in the nation’s capital. In a town the nation’s leaders call home, there will be some of college football’s national leaders on the field when[Read More…]

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Be sure to scrutinize those phone bills

An editorial from the Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It is a scam that affects more than 20 million Americans a year, and most of them never know they’ve been had. The Federal Trade Commission calls it “phone bill cramming” — typically small charges added to your cell phone or land[Read More…]

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