Archive for December, 2017

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Editorial: Funding cuts to Clay County program wrong

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: What Clay County Development Corp. Director Pamela Ramsey Taylor did in November was despicable and stupid. But it was done by Taylor alone. No one else should pay for her misbehavior. Several weeks ago, Taylor posted on her Facebook page that she was glad President Barack Obama and First Lady […]

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EDITORIAL: Sometimes the truth can hurt

From The Times West Virginian of Fairmont: (Editor’s note: Following is Benjamin Franklin’s statement of his views on his newspaper’s role and its responsibilities to its readers. The Times West Virginian shares these same views today.) Thursday, June 10, 1731 The Pennsylvania Gazette Being frequently censur’d and condemn’d by different Persons for printing Things which they say […]

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Editorial: Reviewing State Higher Education

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Any operation of West Virginia state government that chews through more than half a billion dollars a year ought to be reviewed regularly to ensure taxpayers’ money is being spent as efficiently and effectively as possible. State colleges and universities, at about $515 million for the current fiscal year, fall […]

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Editorial: Be Giving — In 2017, remember the less fortunate around us

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.: As the bills for Christmas present spending come in next month, many of us will scratch our heads and wonder, “Where did all the money go?” Those who try to keep charitable organizations running wonder the same thing. Many of them stretch their budgets to — and sometimes past — […]

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Number of women in WV Legislature at 33-year low

By Erin Beck  The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Stacy North, chairwoman of the board for the West Virginia Women’s Commission, stood weeks ago before a group of lawmakers at the state Legislature and made the case that it shouldn’t disband the Women’s Commission. The Republican-led Legislature was considering disbanding many boards and commissions, such as the […]

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Editorial: Competition means rethinking WV gaming

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: When West Virginia got into the gaming business, the state benefited greatly from the lack of gambling in neighboring states, particularly Ohio and Maryland. But between 2012 and 2014, Ohio opened 11 casino and racino locations, including four in the northeastern part of the state that had been fertile ground […]

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Big snow is big bucks for W.Va.

By Sarah Plummer The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With a $250 million economic impact over a five month season, winter recreational tourism is big bucks for West Virginia, said Division of Tourism Commissioner Amy Goodwin. “Our studies show we are a four-season destination. As many people come to West Virginia in November — February as […]