Coal Valley News- RSS OPINION Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/OPINION http://coalvalleynews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:05:44 EST 1800 For Such A Time As This http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50369083/For-Such-A-Time-As-This The biblical account of the creation of man says, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7). This is not said of any other creature... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:06 EST Which side are you on? http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50368646/Which-side-are-you-on Frankly, I am tired of watching coal mining jobs disappear. I am tired of watching families lose homes and cars, lose their life-savings, their retirement and health plans. I am tired of watching men and women who should be working and raising a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:41:08 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50394192/Gregorys-Web So you thought Mingo County politics was bizarre? Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:38:07 EST For A Time Such As This http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50254129/For-A-Time-Such-As-This It is neither the scope nor intent of this writing to get involved with in-depth scientific explanations of the body. The Scriptures give a foundation that inspires our appreciation of the exquisite, unique, and delicate nature of the body, revealing... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:44:06 EST Letters to the editor http://coalvalleynews.com/news/letters/50254550/Letters-to-the-editor EPA going beyond constitutional authorityDear Editor:Article I Section 1 of the Constitution says the following: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:35:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50315303/Gregorys-Web If we'd just send Shelley Moore Capito to Washington, the coal trucks would start rolling again.Oh … wait … we've already sent her to Congress and … well, coal is in big trouble. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:34:04 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50236573/Gregorys-Web Everybody in Logan County is about to be indicted. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:11:03 EST Are E-cigarettes safe? http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/50131302/Are-E-cigarettes-safe The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to register all of their products and... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:24:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50160826/Gregorys-Web A political columnist's dream come true. That's Mingo County. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:22:03 EST The Rahall Report http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50085616/The-Rahall-Report The notion that education should be available to all is a classically American ideal — one that George Washington espoused in his famous farewell address. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:56:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50085151/Gregorys-Web It could, after all, have been worse.For example, Federal District Court Judge Thomas Johnston could have ordered disgraced former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury to spend the rest of his life in Hamlin. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:13:05 EST Let’s see how many readers agree with me http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/308880/Lets-see-how-many-readers-agree-with-me All right, let's see how many readers agree with me. All of you? THAT'S what I thought. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:19:06 EST Boone court not doing anything ‘illegal’ when it comes to bonding http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/300696/Boone-court-not-doing-anything-illegal-when-it-comes-to-bonding A recent story about the bonding procedures at the Boone County Courthouse used the words “illegal” in the title of the story.We feel this word is not accurate. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:10 EST Moving forward with justice reinvestment in West Virginia http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3806600/Moving-forward-with-justice-reinvestment-in-West-Virginia The communities we live in are more than the places we put down roots, start a new business and watch our children grow up. They are places we call home - and they should be a place we feel comfortable and safe. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:35:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3895686/Gregorys-Web Although the 2014 election cycle is not complete (except, perhaps, in Mingo County, where the nuns have declared there are no Republicans running), plans are already being formed for 2015 and 2016. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:06:05 EST A coal miner’s apology to today’s America http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3888110/A-coal-miners-apology-to-todays-America A little more than a year ago I retired from a 35-plus year career in coal mining. I was forced to retire a little early when a work-related injury resulted in a several fractured and compressed vertebrae in my back. Being a coal miner is not easy... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:05:06 EST EPA’s proposed existing power plant rule blatantly illegal http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3884051/EPAs-proposed-existing-power-plant-rule-blatantly-illegal On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed one of the most onerous regulations in American history, which would mandate that states require existing coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a staggering 30... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:05:05 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3872758/Gregorys-Web Thank goodness for Target. And Qdoba, Starbucks and any other business that has the good sense to ask patrons to leave their guns outside. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:43:02 EST