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Guest Columnists

What all should know about the Constitution

To commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution of the United States, Congress designated Sept. 17th of each year as Constitution Day. More then ever it is important to understand the purpose of the U.S. Constitution. It is often referred to as a “living document” that ...

New tax would slow economy

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., propose yet another battery of taxes specifically designed to punish the natural gas and oil industry, you must wonder if they ever bother to seriously consider the ramifications of continually attacking one of their favorite targets. PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

Georgia’s ARC funds assist on strategic projects

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. As a member state of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Georgia has effectively used federal funds to make ...

ARC helps eastern Kentucky’s economy accelerate

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. Kentucky's economy is on fire, with economic momentum in every corner of the commonwealth. One region with potential ...

ARP collaboration could transform Valley

What does one job mean to the Mahoning Valley? It means one family can buy school supplies and clothes, spend time at the baseball field on the weekend and go out to eat every now and then. It means adequate health care, paying the mortgage and putting gas in the car. It restores self-esteem, ...

We promised never to forget, but we have

This year we observe the 20th anniversary of 9/11. It’s a day we swore never to forget. But in 2021, we have sorely forgotten. In recent weeks, U.S. troops abruptly pulled out of Afghanistan, and the Taliban quickly filled the void. But instead of immediately seizing control of cities, ...