(02/26/2008)
By Bob Weaver

Today, the Hur Herald will sing for the dead and the oppressed from Buffalo Creek and for all that have suffered before and will suffer again.

We re-published a number of stories about that tragic event.

Thirty-six-years ago today, according to the State of West Virginia and Pittson Coal, 125 men, women and children died by an "act of God."

If you tire of stories on the Herald about the citizens of West Virginia being "put upon" by powerful interests and elected officials, we make no apology.

Things have changed somewhat over the years.

The powerful are spending more money on "better" lobbyists to convince state government that they provide needed jobs and are servants to the people.

In 1973 most of the efforts were still under-the-table pay-offs for crooked politicians.

Now it has become more "refined" - better lawyers, lobbyists and public relations campaigns, and a few pay-offs here and there.

There is a time for all things under the sun, but surely there will be a time for the people of West Virginia.


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