Opinion

Opinion: We are at risk of losing an entire generation to drugs
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Opinion: We are at risk of losing an entire generation to drugs

By Samantha Perry Editor, The Bluefield Daily Telegraph Is a society defined by how it lives, or how it dies? Are the good deeds of hard-working people who conquered a hill-heavy, geographically treacherous terrain overshadowed by those who now choose to meet their maker via a needle in the arm or a snort to the […]

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Editorial: Coal production has more positive signs as coal show nears

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph With the biennial Bluefield Coal Show now only two days away, anticipation is building for this all-important gathering of coal professionals from across the nation. And much of this interest can be attributed to a welcomed increase in coal production. According to statistics provided by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Editorial: A word, not a sentence

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: If you’re looking for a new mantra, this one recently came to mind: Cancer is a word, not a sentence. Its author is unknown, but what it implies is common knowledge. Though cancer is two dread syllables, it need not be the downside of fate. Today and every day, […]

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Editorial: There’s New Drug Concern – medical marijuana

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Just when we may have thought it was possible to spot a tiny ray of light in our area’s battle against opioid abuse, a dark cloud has appeared. Efforts to educate young people on the dangers of opioids, both those dispensed legally for pain relief and those sold on the […]

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Editorial: Storm relief needed in our daily lives, too

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  As you read this, people are struggling across our country, trying to find their way forward. And we’re not talking only about our friends in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that dumped copious amounts of rain on southeastern Texas or the good people of Florida who stand in […]

By September 9, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Waste of money if technology is not used

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: State government seems endlessly inventive in finding ways to waste huge sums of money on pie-in-the-sky technological ventures. Unfortunately, we West Virginians keep letting the folks in Charleston get away with it. About three years ago, state officials were talked into spending $150 million on a new computerized accounting system […]

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Editorial: Parkersburg’s future dependent on keeping, attracting young people

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Too often, elected officials and the citizens who put them in office are so focused on the challenges of the present (and past) that they lose sight of the opportunities that will propel them forward. During a Parkersburg Finance Committee meeting earlier this week, Councilman Jeff Fox made a perfectly […]

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Editorial: Innovation at BMC is inspiring

From The Journal of Martinsburg: The Eastern Panhandle is becoming a destination for leading-edge technology in the field of medicine thanks to advances at WVU Medicine’s Berkeley Medical Center. Recently, BMC became the first medical center in the West Virginia and the tri-state area to add the Mazor X, a robotic surgical platform, which will […]

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Editorial: Country can’t afford moral, ethical faults of big pharma

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: We have known for some time that the pharmaceutical industry in the United States, as demonstrated in one opioid drug distribution story after another – to say nothing of noxious pricing and marketing schemes – is morally and ethically bankrupt. Now, with the release of a bombshell study and yet […]

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Editorial: No politics past this point

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: School boards of the past were once as much about political patronage as championing education in West Virginia. But, by and large, that mentality in most school districts changed long ago, if it is not altogether gone now. Though we would like to believe infrastructure issues are not political […]

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