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Opinion

Building better future for Appalachia

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. With a low cost and high quality of living, itás no surprise more than 1.7 million North Carolinians call the ...

Door-to-door plan would be too coercing

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisers defended the strategy for increasing vaccinations with door-to-door vaccine outreach in states where there has been an infection surge. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced his opposition via Facebook, saying he instructed state health ...

Smell flowers; don’t rush through life

DEAR EDITOR: Life is what you make of it. As a child you could always find me in trees, eating peaches, cherries, apples and pears. I would search the plowed fields for arrowheads, spending many summers weeding flower beds. In time, the gardens changed to lawns, eventually evolving to a ...

Keep religious agenda out of government

DEAR EDITOR: Come on Republican Ohio lawmakers. We are better than this. You are using the state budget to continue to blur the lines of separation of state and church. The current state budget allows doctors and medical staff the ability to refuse to treat anyone if it violated their ...

Stand up for our historical truths

DEAR EDITOR: I can’t believe some educators want to use the 1619 Project in their lesson plans. There was no America then. In 1609, Virginia was not a state, only a charter run by James I with the London Company. It became a state June 25, 1788. New Jersey was a Dutch settlement in ...

Bills would allow dangerous de-icers

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio Senate Bill 171 / House Bill 282 is legislation to legalize using radioactive waste deceptively called “brine” on our roads as a de-icer, manufactured and distributed as a salt water product. The brine is extracted from radioactive frack waste of hydro-fractured ...