Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:42:39 EST 1800 Those were the days http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152192449/Those-were-the-days The recent death of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy (Spock) set me to thinking about the good 'ole times of the 1960s and 70s. Looking back, one might say: “Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end.” Here are... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:55:31 EST How to live longer, in 100 annoying steps http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152173501/How-to-live-longer-in-100-annoying-steps The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tues., March 3:———Want to live to age 115? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:30:35 EST Learning to be a citizen http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152174318/Learning-to-be-a-citizen The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?” Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:35:37 EST Panel offers sound changes in policing http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152173290/Panel-offers-sound-changes-in-policing The following editorial appeared in The News & Observer on Wed., March 4:——— Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:35:34 EST Expanding the PROMISE scholarship http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152155863/Expanding-the-PROMISE-scholarship Like many parents, Maria and I like ask our children what they want to be when they grow up. Our middle son, Grant, fluctuates between gourmet chief and coal miner, like his papaw and his Uncle Rick. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:15:39 EST Netanyahu’s strong warning to Congress — and Obama http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152159953/Netanyahus-strong-warning-to-Congress--and-Obama The following editorial is set to appear in the Chicago Tribune on Wed., March 4:——— Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:15:38 EST At the Capitol Feb. 23-27 http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152131050/At-the-Capitol-Feb.-23-27 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There were procedural maneuvers and flaring tempers aplenty, as the 2015 regular session of the Legislature began counting down this week to its March 14 conclusion. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:15:31 EST From the desk of Delegate Rupert Phillips http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152133148/From-the-desk-of-Delegate-Rupert-Phillips This Legislative session is well underway. It has been a new and exciting session with lots of change. Despite these changes, we continue to work hard for the betterment of the West Virginia. We've been working hard to create legislation to... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:35:31 EST 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