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President Biden stands up for coalfield communities

President Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that will put “the full force of the federal government” behind a new commitment to a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

$15 Minimum Wage — Point-Counterpoint

Point: A $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Is a Start By Dean Baker President Biden has proposed raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Trip to civil rights museum one worth taking

As we prepare to observe the 92nd birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I find myself reflecting on a trip that taught me ... Read more

1 month ago by Jeff Moreland.

Lessons from the quarantine: Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?

By Albert Earley After Christmas I heard countless people ask, “Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?” The appropriate response is to nod your head in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Canceling student debt: Point/counterpoint

Point: Canceling student debt by presidential decree is wrong on many levels By Neal McCluskey If you lent someone money to start a business that ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

An investment worth making

Since the arrival of COVID-19, the world has become a different place. Public events have been canceled, restaurants and other businesses have seen changes to ... Read more

2 months ago by Jeff Moreland.

Proposed solutions to the current student loan conundrum raise interesting issues

President-Elect Biden and other Democrats have proposed a number of changes to the student loan program as well as funding for college tuition. Perhaps the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

What a friend we have in Jesus!

In 1844 a young Irishman, Joseph Scriven, had completed his college education and returned home to marry his sweetheart. As he was traveling to meet ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a “Thankful Pumpkin”

By BILL BAKER   As we close out October and look ahead to a new month, the traditions of the past are mixed with the ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

An organ donor truly gave my family the gift of life

My family celebrated my dad’s birthday last weekend. In most ways, it was a typical birthday celebration. In other ways, it was very special. This ... Read more

5 months ago by Jeff Moreland.

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