I try not to be Debbie Downer here, but lately that's a bit of a challenge. Here are more items from the local news:
*WV's state budget woes increase. That would be fixable given the political will but probably not given the composition and disposition of the state legislature. State officials have said they've cut about as much as they can.
*On a similar note, it looks like public employees and retirees are in for more brutal cuts in health benefits for the next several years.
*The likelihood of a convention to muck up the constitution is increasing. What could possibly go wrong with that?
*Then there's this: our elderly population ranks 50th in terms of well-being. No wonder.
Other than that, things are just peachy here.
(I'll try to be cheerier next time.)