Opinion

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business

By Mac Warner W.Va. Secretary of State Laser focus on election integrity, customer-oriented service for businesses, and protecting our state’s most vulnerable citizens are the core strengths of the Office of the Secretary of State during the first six months of this administration. As West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State, I’m pleased to report that […]

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By July 26, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Capito proving loyal to state

The Journal editorial If there is one thing certain to get the hackles of West Virginians and East Ohioans up, it is telling us that trying to do the right thing is, well, wrong. Two of our U.S. senators are being accused of just that. It has proved so difficult to repeal and replace the […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Angry phone call underscores problem with current social culture

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:  My ears are burning from the profanity-laden tirade on the other end of the phone line. The caller is not just angry, but enraged. The F-word punctuates most sentences — as an adjective and a verb. The caller is upset about a story in the day’s newspaper. As I try […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: More unemployed W.Va. coal mine workers being called back

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: In another sign of life for the coal industry, Komatsu Mining Corp. (formerly Joy Global) has called back 65 workers and will hire 15 more due to a “uptick in work in the mining industry.” The workers were called back on the job last week. The new workers that will be hired […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Tourism still in high demand

From The Journal of Martinsburg: In case you missed it, among the warnings of dire consequences from the election of President Donald Trump was the bottom would fall out of the tourism industry. It was referred to as the “Trump slump.” Tourists from other countries would not want to visit the United States, either because […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Cracking down on ‘pill mills’

From the Wheeling News-Register: One might have thought a pharmacy in Boone County, W.Va., that for a decade filled prescriptions for pain pills averaging nearly a million a year would have raised eyebrows at the state Board of Pharmacy. Apparently not, to judge by the agency’s lapses for several years in helping to battle the […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Incompetent — Justice should replace persons delaying audit

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:   “When I find out who is responsible heads will roll,” said Gov. Jim Justice, upon being called out for a mistake that could cause considerable difficulty for West Virginia’s two- and four-year colleges. Mountain State institutions of higher learning are being penalized by the U.S. Department of Education […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Former State Delegate Denise Campbell still working for state, people

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: Applause to former Delegate Denise Campbell for her testimony before Senate Democrats in Washington on the pitfalls of proposed health care plans and the impact they would have on rural West Virginia. Campbell has long been an advocate for the people of the Mountain State, and it is good to […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: GOP race benefits Sen. Manchin

By Mike Myer Ogden Newspapers West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s announcement he is running for a U.S. Senate seat should have come as no surprise, though U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins. R-W.Va., no doubt had high hopes Morrisey would stay out of the race. What Morrisey’s entry means, in a nutshell, is that if Mountain […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Jim’s Promise’ for better roads, jobs

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday picked Harrison County as one of two locations in the state — the other was Putnam County — to kick off his statewide roads plan and also to plug an Oct. 7 special election to authorize the state to sell more construction bonds. Justice […]

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