Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:01:50 EST 1800 Bring peace to your mind http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152107119/Bring-peace-to-your-mind Have you ever wanted a little peace and quiet?Just a few minutes from the hectic pace…No phone calls.No knocks on the door.No screaming children.No spouse to pick up after. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:45:45 EST From the desk of Delegate Jeff Eldridge http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152107145/From-the-desk-of-Delegate-Jeff-Eldridge This legislative session has begun to enter into the busiest section of the year. The House has consistently had evening sessions in order to ensure that the maximum amount of legislation can meet the floor. Regardless of the merits of each piece of... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:45:43 EST Welfare drug tests http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152065396/Welfare-drug-tests The following editorial appeared in the The Register-Herald, Bleckley, on Feb. 24:——- Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:45:43 EST County domestic violence stats http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152065331/County-domestic-violence-stats National statistics concerning domestic violence are staggering as it is reported that three in 10 women and one in 10 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence/or stalking by a partner. Girls ages 16 thru 19 are four times... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:50:31 EST School vaccinations http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152065387/School-vaccinations The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on Feb. 23:——- Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:30:32 EST State government getting things done http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152059959/State-government-getting-things-done “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” This is a question I have had to ask of myself and of the other 33 Senators many times during this Legislative Session. Of course, the answer depends on each individual's... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:15:32 EST Gun owners’ rights http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152060115/Gun-owners-rights The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on Wed., Feb. 25——- Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:50:31 EST Unlocking the door to a college education http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152035070/Unlocking-the-door-to-a-college-education High school seniors have the world at their fingertips - and a lot on their plates. Planning for the future can be overwhelming. Choosing what's next after graduation is one of the biggest decisions of they'll face, but if that decision... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:39 EST Past the halfway point http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152036500/Past-the-halfway-point Our work in Charleston continues as we move past the halfway point of the session. The session began five weeks ago this Wednesday. Only a few more weeks remain before our session ends. We will work hard to maximize our time and do our best to serve... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:38 EST When Wal-Mart raises its minimum wage, lawmakers should pay attention http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152035414/When-Wal-Mart-raises-its-minimum-wage-lawmakers-should-pay-attention The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Feb. 20:——— Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:37 EST At the Capitol – Feb. 16-20 http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151998954/At-the-Capitol--Feb.-16-20 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Outside events – including brutal winter weather and a catastrophic oil train derailment in nearby Fayette County – overshadowed the sixth week of the 2015 regular session of the... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:40:36 EST Europe must help African migrants facing death at sea http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151941621/Europe-must-help-African-migrants-facing-death-at-sea The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Feb. 17: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:40:35 EST The Temptations are still alive and well http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151981573/The-Temptations-are-still-alive-and-well The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential to the evolution of R&B and... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:15:31 EST Drug trafficking http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151941601/Drug-trafficking The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on Feb. 17: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:25:32 EST Wanted: Rosie the Riveters http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/151982161/Wanted:-Rosie-the-Riveters Editor,The Logan Woman's Club, established in 1925, is searching for all Rosie the Riveters from Logan County. These are women who worked out of their homes during World War II, 1940-1945. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:25:31 EST Assessing the session’s first half http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151941851/Assessing-the-sessions-first-half I have often been told that time is relative. Certainly at different points in my life, I've had days that seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye and days that felt like they stretched for years. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:05:34 EST New Proctor & Gamble facility http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151941588/New-Proctor--Gamble-facility The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on Feb. 12: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:05:33 EST With the budget, the President calls the shots http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151934357/With-the-budget-the-President-calls-the-shots It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress's 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:45:37 EST A response to Cecil Robert’s claims http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151934485/A-response-to-Cecil-Roberts-claims Roberts' Rules:A response to Cecil Robert's claims about the coal jobs, Safety Act of 2015 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:45:36 EST Safer energy transportation http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151934633/Safer-energy-transportation The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on February 18: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:45:34 EST