Opinion

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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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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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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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Editorial: Let’s escape unacceptable high road costs of West Virginia

From The Times West Virginian of Fairmont: Bad West Virginia roads bring significant costs. It’s more than the extra money state drivers are forced to pay for repairs when they fall victim to the all-too-common horrible road conditions. According to the U.S. Labor Department in an announcement Friday, West Virginia had the nation’s fifth-highest percentage […]

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Editorial: Surge of roadwork looks to be on tap

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  Perhaps Gov. Jim Justice’s road initiatives will sweep across the state like waves hitting a beach. But by now we’re all ready to settle for sustained ripples. This week, Transportation Secretary Tom Smith described the imminent road-building program in terms of waves to a contractors’ forum. Smith expects these […]

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Editorial: Colleges in W.Va. suffer another blow caused by state

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: As if the West Virginia legislature’s action to cut state support for higher education wasn’t enough, now we learn that tardiness on the part of someone in state government could complicate the finances of the state’s colleges and universities even further. The latest blow is represented by the U.S. Department […]

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Editorial: Trump to visit Boy Scouts Monday; Hope he returns soon

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: We are delighted that President Donald Trump has elected to pay tens of thousands of Boy Scouts a visit at the Summit Bechtel Reserve Monday. Besides the obvious attention such a visit showers upon the rest of us and our state, the president’s very presence will give those young lads […]

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Editorial: A celebration of Steve Cassle
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Editorial: A celebration of Steve Cassle

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: Ever heard of Steve Cassle? Well, if you’ve shopped at Tamarack, or one of West Virginia’s many art fairs and festivals, or been to an area Civil War reenactment, you’ve likely been touched by his work. Cassle, a working artist and craftsman of 43 years, died in June. […]

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Opinion: How judges can fight the opioid epidemic

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette Page: Editor’s Note: This commentary was written by lawyers in the Kanawha County Public Defenders Office: Sara Whitaker, David Anderson, Barbara Brown, Justin Collin, John Danford, David Ford, Iram Hasan, Richard Holicker, Jason Nicholas, Diana Panucci, C. Joan Parker, Susan Settle and Ronni Sheets. Last month, U.S. District Judge Joseph […]

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Opinion: Tourism Commissioner Ruby says ‘Thank you, #AlmostHeaven West Virginia’
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Opinion: Tourism Commissioner Ruby says ‘Thank you, #AlmostHeaven West Virginia’

By Chelsea Ruby W.Va. Tourism Commissioner  Thank you, West Virginia — and congratulations! Last month, you pulled off one of the most successful social media campaigns by any state, ever. In a span of just two weeks you used #AlmostHeaven tens of thousands of times, and your posts reached more than 15 million people. At its […]

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