Coal Valley News- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:21:58 EST 1800 October At The Capitol With football season in full swing, it was probably no coincidence that the most talked-about topic of October legislative interim meetings involved college athletics in West Virginia. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:41:04 EST From the governor’s desk Greeting us with brilliant red, yellow and orange foliage, a breath of crisp cool air and the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, the autumn season calls us to linger outside a little longer and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mountain State. Whether... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:56:14 EST What You Need to Know Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to create a system to provide health care insurance for older Americans. Today, that program is known as Medicare. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:58:06 EST Newspapers continue to be heartbeat of communities they serve Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:23:07 EST LETTERS TO EDITOR West Virginia celebrates retired school employees weekDear Editor:The retired school employees throughout West Virginia celebrated the week of September 21-27. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:44:02 EST Creating a vibrant future for our small community is in our hands As Boone County continues to receive bad news about the coal mining industry, coal mining job layoffs and a cut in the county's coal severance tax money, many wonder if there is anything we can do to help? Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:41:06 EST For Such A Time As This “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Cor. 13:13) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:25:10 EST Gregory’s Web While there is little still to be said about the theft of Mingo County's family court judge position by state officials, it remains a bit annoying that some continue to mislead the public about the circumstances of various decisions. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:49:08 EST Gregory’s Web Ironically, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's newspaper column this week is titled, “Keeping with Tradition.” Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:23:07 EST LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Cowardly politicians in hidingDear Editor: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:32:05 EST The cost of liberty How many of you remember where you were on that tragic day when our twin towers fell? I remember it like yesterday. I was a young man in high school who had just gotten into my English class and our teacher had turned on the news. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:04 EST Former first lady had class Shelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:31:15 EST Fruit of the vine Do we take life and the many blessings of God for granted? I believe that we all do to some extent. No matter what your situation is or where life has taken you, there is always something to be thankful for. While talking with a friend recently, we... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:24:04 EST Gregory’s Web Can we talk privately? I wouldn't want this spread around. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:10:04 EST (No heading) Don't go to Charleston for your nailsDear Editor:For 21 years, I've been having my nails done, and for one reason or another I;ve had to change and got to a different shop. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:08:05 EST Accepting the climate scare a recipe for failure The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making a serious strategic mistake in their efforts to block the Obama administration's proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The points the UMWA bring... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:07:04 EST LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What about the environment?Dear Editor: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:01:06 EST Gregory’s Web How would you like to be Governor or Secretary of State and prove you have zero confidence in the citizens of Mingo County? Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:54:03 EST