Coal Valley News- RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:32:40 EST 1800 Letters to the editor Addiction touches countless livesDear Editor:Today is a very difficult day for me and my family. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:40:03 EST The beginnings of our happy Thanksgivings Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington made a proclamation on Oct. 3, 1789, that Thursday the 26th of November 1789 would be a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:06:03 EST Dairy producers urged to pick protections In modern agriculture, there is much we can control, but two dynamics remain beyond our reach: weather and markets. The unpredictability of both, and sudden changes in either, can disrupt any family farming operation. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:05:02 EST A salute to West Virginia’s veterans This week, West Virginians throughout the Mountain State will join Americans across the country and around the world to recognize our nation's veterans and honor those men and women who have answered the call to serve their country. This... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:28:02 EST Don’t forget to say ‘thanks’ to teachers With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Arch Coal Foundation encourages West Virginians to also take a moment to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives or the life of a child. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:27:04 EST 1960 election called ‘dirtiest ever held’ In 1960, I was just seven years old; and, even though there was a great big world out there somewhere, my immediate world really only consisted of the No. 16 Island Creek coal camp at Verdunville where my family existed alongside other coal related... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:46:02 EST LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:29:07 EST Common Core not the ‘horror’ you keep hearing about Anyone that has a Facebook page has seen the various “Common Core Math” horror stories that try to make us believe that parents with highly technical degrees cannot do this “new math” that is being taught to our students. We... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:01:02 EST Building a culture of caring, respect In today's world, bullying has become a nationwide epidemic. Whether we read stories from local news reports, hear rumors from close friends or have our own personal experiences, each of us has either been affected by bullying in some way. As a... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:00:06 EST Newspaper media takes center stage during the holiday shopping season There is only one question on the minds of retailers and advertisers for the next two months – what is the best way to reach consumers?The answer this year, as it has for many years prior, is newspaper media. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:59:02 EST 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