Opinion

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia
By September 19, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most […]

By September 14, 2017 Read More →

OPINION: Justice says better communication needed at state level

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial When Mountain State lawmakers spoke before members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, they set out an agenda that should serve them well in 2018 legislative session … if they stick to it. Among the priorities will be continuing to downsize and streamline government — […]

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By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Do not forget hurricane victims in Virgin Islands

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Texans, Floridians and Georgians hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse than what […]

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Opinion: Real change for West Virginia
By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Real change for West Virginia

By Jim Pritt West Virginia is a beautiful state, and for all of us that chose to live and work here, we would agree that West Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family. However, the next generation of West Virginians we are raising may not agree. West Virginia is facing an outward migration […]

Voting yes on W.Va. Road Bond will bring immediate benefits
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Voting yes on W.Va. Road Bond will bring immediate benefits

By W.Va. Delegate Eric Nelson, R-35th House Finance Committee Chairman When West Virginians turned control of the Legislature over to Republicans in 2014, they did so with a clear mandate: turn the state’s economy around and help create jobs. In the years since, we’ve reformed the state’s legal environment, begun stripping needless regulations off the books, […]

By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Into the Issues: Does your newspaper have a slogan?

By Al Cross Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues                   Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference? Mottoes, slogans and marketing pitches were common in the days when most big newspapers had competition, as they tried to give themselves a distinguishing character. As the big newspaper markets […]

By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Why the secrecy on school plan?

The Weirton Daily Times Let us hope Gov. Jim Justice takes a good look, on the public’s behalf, at a proposed plan for how West Virginia schools will be managed in the future. We’ll all have to rely on Justice because, apparently, we’re not allowed to see the plan. State Board of Education members, in […]

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By September 10, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Film Office not a big loss for West Virginia

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:  Former bureaucrats and their bitter lobbyist hangers-on appear to be trying to raise a fuss to distract from the fact their responsibilities have been absorbed quite handily by another government office. They picked the wrong target. When the West Virginia Legislature made it clear it was going to cut […]

By September 10, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: It all comes down to jobs and people

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Over the past few years, much has been debated about the state’s tax structure and legal system serving as impediments to economic growth. Toss in over-regulation on the state and federal level, and many feel the deck is stacked against the Mountain State. Opponents of that school of thought […]

By September 10, 2017 Read More →

Doddridge case called a boost for surface owners in Marcellus gas region

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail Two Doddridge County residents have won a court ruling and a jury verdict that advocates for surface owners’ rights say provide a boost in the ongoing struggle over the impacts of the Marcellus Shale gas-drilling boom in northern West Virginia. Last week, a circuit court jury awarded Beth Crowder […]