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We are failing to give Easter the respect it deserves
As my family prepares to celebrate Easter 2015, I feel overwhelmed by the changes the holiday has undergone in both religious and secular terms. Perhaps it’s the haze of passing years that prejudic...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grisham novel causes heartburn
Hey, did you hear this one: a guy walks into a Taco Bell in Big Stone Gap, places his order, and John Grisham serves him an empty wrapper. Grisham’s new novel, “Gray Mountain,” has generated a good...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The folly of standardized school tests
A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: “Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talkin...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember Ervinton too when talking consolidation
To the Editor: I have been silent and let this slide for too long. When it was being said by people farther away, such as the Tri-Cities, I tried to excuse it. But now I read it in the Dickenson St...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community showed great support for Lady Wave
To the Editor: Earlier this month, the Clintwood High School girls basketball team won the VHSL 1A State Championship. Sharing in the experiences and celebrations were parents, siblings, grandparen...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burning the Constitution can’t be part of energy policy
Last week at an Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing, I was honored to hear testimony regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called “Clean Power Plan” from legal experts includin...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Those who govern by crisis do not govern at all
    by LEE H. HAMILTON • Guest Commentator
    03.20.15 - 12:00 am
  • Overdose prevention remains a priority
    by MORGAN GRIFFITH • Ninth District Representative
    03.18.15 - 12:00 am
  • Marriages make for many estate planning needs
    by JACK KENNEDY • Wise County Circuit Court Clerk
    03.17.15 - 12:00 am