Williamson Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:18:21 EST 1800 Debbie’s Cooking Corner; Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150948025/Debbies-Cooking-Corner;-Cinnamon-Swirl-Quick-Bread It's just a few days until Christmas and you need a recipe for a quick gift or to serve for an easy breakfast, or get together. This quick bread will fill your need! It's one of the most delicious and simple recipes to make for those... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:16:03 EST O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree … http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion_columns-sports/150916879/O-Christmas-Tree-O-Christmas-Tree I always get sentimental during the time leading up to Christmas. Growing up in my little hometown of Nolan - Christmas was always about family. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:34:03 EST Economic freedom http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150884737/Economic-freedom The Fraser Institute's annual Economic Freedom of North America Report is out, and once again, West Virginia ranks among the “least free” states, at 45th. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:07:06 EST Manchin appointed to new Senate Committees for for 114th Congress http://williamsondailynews.com/news/news-opinion/150885526/Manchin-appointed-to-new-Senate-Committees-for-for-114th-Congress Senator Manchin will join the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:20:07 EST Debbie’s Cooking Corner http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150849148/Debbies-Cooking-Corner It's one of the most busy times of the year. We are all trying to find time to decorate, shop and attend all of the Christmas programs and activities that are associated with the Christmas season. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:46:05 EST STEM success in the Mountain State http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150853471/STEM-success-in-the-Mountain-State Across West Virginia, our young people are aiming for greatness. Whether choosing a career path requiring a two-year degree from one of our state's community and technical colleges or a four year degree at one of our colleges and universities,... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:18:03 EST Thank You to West Virginia http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150802724/Thank-You-to-West-Virginia West Virginians are instinctively hard working, unconditionally loyal, and fiercely proud. When I first moved to Emmons, West Virginia, a small coal mining community, in 1964, I immediately recognized this isn't a boastful kind of pride. It is... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:05:05 EST Memories of Christmastime in Williamson http://williamsondailynews.com/news/news-opinion-opinion_columns/150780623/Memories-of-Christmastime-in-Williamson Every year about this time I start getting sentimental.I recall how much fun it was to go to “town” at Christmastime. For us, going to Williamson, was going to town. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:46:04 EST Great White Way postponed until Saturday December 13 http://williamsondailynews.com/news/home_top-news-opinion_columns/150781315/Great-White-Way-postponed-until-Saturday-December-13 The Great White Way festivities scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 has been postponed due to the increasing threat of rain.The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:38:04 EST Eric Garner decision defies belief http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150765480/Eric-Garner-decision-defies-belief What happened Wednesday is incomprehensible. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 02:57:07 EST Support our returning veterans http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150760100/Support-our-returning-veterans As West Virginia's military men and women return home from serving across the country and around the world, West Virginians stand together to welcome them with open arms and warm hearts. We all want to do everything we can to support those who... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 04:19:03 EST Barbie should break the geek ceiling http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150716770/Barbie-should-break-the-geek-ceiling Q:How many young women does it take to design and program a computer game?A. None. Only boys know how to do that. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 04:18:05 EST ACLU offers a smart safeguard for using surveillance technology http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150664436/ACLU-offers-a-smart-safeguard-for-using-surveillance-technology Advances in technology have given police agencies vastly expanded surveillance capabilities. Facial recognition software that can identify suspects, databases that can be tapped to track suspects' movements and locations, automatic license plate... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 03:58:05 EST West Virginia gives big thanks for small businesses http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150666367/West-Virginia-gives-big-thanks-for-small-businesses This week as we gather to give thanks this holiday season, many across the Mountain State are also preparing for the hustle and bustle of the biggest shopping days of the year. Each year, squeezed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:33:04 EST Showing thanks by giving year-round http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150664950/Showing-thanks-by-giving-year-round A warm bed, a loving family, or good health—so many of us in West Virginia have much to be thankful for. But as we give thanks, we must also take this time to reflect on the struggles and needs of those less fortunate. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:03:07 EST The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150609287/The-poor-suffer-from-hunger--not-the-munchies Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:05 EST Thanksgiving memories; an endangered species http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150608957/Thanksgiving-memories;-an-endangered-species Psalms 100Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:54:03 EST Get covered through the Affordable Care Act http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150587208/Get-covered-through-the-Affordable-Care-Act Imagine your child has asthma or severe allergies. One day, your health insurer informs you that they will no longer cover your child under your plan because they have a preexisting condition. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:45:06 EST What makes a strong lobbyist http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150526163/What-makes-a-strong-lobbyist Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:29:09 EST Legislators on education http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150526292/Legislators-on-education When you are trying to improve, it often helps to study the best.In public education, that road leads to China's largest and richest city, Shanghai. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:06 EST