Archive for October, 2017

By November 28, 2016 Read More →

Likely Senate president hopes economic issues, not social, will be focus of session

By ANDREA LANNOM Register-Herald Reporter BECKLEY, W.Va — Sen. Mitch Carmichael, the odds on favorite to be the new Senate President when the 83rd Legislature convenes in 2017, says he hopes economic issues, not social issues, will command lawmakers’ attention. Carmichael, R-Jackson, said he wants the agenda to focus on the state’s economy, saying lawmakers have […]

By November 28, 2016 Read More →

Column: City vs. rural divide persists

By Mike Myer The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — Four years ago, a column I wrote appeared under the headline, “Election Was Cities Vs. Rural U.S.” So it was again this year, but with a twist. In 2012, I noted that Mitt Romney would have won the presidential election if he had won just four cities: […]

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By November 28, 2016 Read More →

No guarantees jobs in coal industry will return

By SOPHIE QUINTON The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The small green sign outside the employment center in this eastern Kentucky town said “JOB FAIR” and “TODAY!!” Inside, people hunched over applications for coal mining jobs in the western part of the state, and in Illinois and Indiana. Cy Robinette and his son, Derrick, […]

By November 28, 2016 Read More →

Editorial: Coal’s future: Hope mixed with reality

From the Times West Virginian, Fairmont: There has been some optimism in coal country in the days following the presidential election. That’s no surprise. President-elect Donald Trump, during the campaign, promised to put miners back to work and undo the environmental regulations that are part of what President Barack Obama’s critics call a “war on […]

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By November 28, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. BUSY SLATE FOR TRUMP IN NEW YORK The president-elect has more top posts to fill while trying to tamp […]

By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Months-long fight to save miners’ benefits continues

WHEELING, W.Va. — For several months, U.S. senators representing Ohio and West Virginia have worked to preserve health care coverage and pensions for retired coal miners, but time is running short because about 12,500 of them will lose these benefits on Dec. 31 if the law does not change. “Congress can avoid this tragedy when […]

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Huntington paper offers Tri-State photo book
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Huntington paper offers Tri-State photo book

HUNTINGTON – With the help of its trusted readers, The Herald-Dispatch has compiled a list of 100 of the most iconic, influential and noteworthy things that make the Tri-State region what it is today. A full-color, 106-page soft-cover book, “100 Things That Make the Tri-State Great” features things in the westernmost part of West Virginia, […]

By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Shopping local yields benefit to the community

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When doing your holiday shopping this season, you have the opportunity to go beyond finding just the right gifts for your family members and friends. You can also invest more in your community. The way to accomplish that is doing your shopping – or at least more […]

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WVU band performs in Macy’s Parade
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

WVU band performs in Macy’s Parade

NEW YORK — The West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band, the Pride of West Virginia, participated in the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday in New York City. This was the first year that WVU’s band was invited to march in the annual parade, and it was the only collegiate band to perform. When the […]

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By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Legislature needs to urgently redefine ‘public use’

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We all know the condition of the state of West Virginia. Severance tax revenues are down due to reduced coal mining as well as low prices for natural gas, two of the states major energy exports. The state had to dip into its Rainy Day […]

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