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Giving thanks: Attitudes are contagious
While there are many important national issues deserving discussion, this week is a time of Thanksgiving. We all have things for which we should be grateful. But if you are like most, you or a love...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rife a strong voice for district, coalfield region
To the Editor: We have an opportunity to support one of our own on Dec. 9 by voting for Donnie Rife, candidate for Virginia’s 4th District in the House of Delegates. Donnie, his family, and friends...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time for the spirit of giving
It’s here again, isn’t it? — the market-driven Christmas that wants each of us to be pedal-to-the-metal between now and Jan. 1. I’m not bashing the spirit of giving. But I’m not much for the top-do...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rife always willing to help
To the Editor, I’m writing this letter today to lend my support to Mr. Donnie Rife, who will be a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the upcoming election. As the current manager of o...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to build Keystone XL pipeline
On Friday, Nov. 14, the House of Representatives again passed legislation (H.R. 5682) to approve the application for the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been slow-walked by President Obama and the ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make Election Day a holiday
Apparently, you’re pretty busy. I’m a little surprised that you have time to read the paper, frankly. And you’re not alone. Only 36 percent of our countrymen bothered to vote in the midterm electio...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    by TOM PURCELL • Columnist
    11.19.14 - 12:00 am
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    by LEE H. HAMILTON • Guest Commentator
    11.14.14 - 12:00 am
  • Remembering the Iron Curtain’s fall 25 years later
    by MORGAN GRIFFITH • Ninth District Representative
    11.12.14 - 12:02 am