Opinion

Politics paint Harrison school board in bad light
By January 27, 2014 Read More →

Politics paint Harrison school board in bad light

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Most times, we see members of the Harrison County Board of Education as people who profess to be dedicated to the interests of our children. Often, though, we are reminded that these individuals ran for the seats they hold, and they are, in fact, politicians. We […]

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By January 24, 2014 Read More →

A little history, a lot of concern about water safety

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” recently became the unofficial slogan for some 300,000 residents served by West Virignia American Water in the Greater Charleston metropolitan area and the adjacent counties that surround it. Charleston not only serves as the state’s capital city, […]

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By January 24, 2014 Read More →

Road funding woes in need of a solution

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. Tomblin mentioned design-build highway contracts and public/private partnerships for road construction in his […]

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By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Two months of flu season remain, shots available

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Some things about winter never change. It’s cold. There will likely be snow. And people you know (or maybe even you) will get the flu. With positive cases of the flu as well as a lot of influenza-like illness being reported in Marion County, it’s […]

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By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Caution needed for space heaters as W.Va. shivers

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — With temperatures in the single digits and lower expected to last into next week. many Mid-Ohio Valleyans are reaching for their thermostats to turn up the heat. However, with higher heating costs, many people also are turning to less costly ways to keep warm: […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

Listen to what Mom, Dad say

An editorial from The Intelligencer/ Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Many of us remember wishing mom and dad would just shut up. They always had so much advice and so many warnings, especially right after we got our driver’s licenses. Three 16-year-old Oak Glen High School students were killed in a car crash Saturday night. […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia’s highway crews can do better

An editorial from the Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. We ’re not sure of the word count, but images of road conditions around here Tuesday were worth 1,000 times that figure. That’s not even counting the millions of words on social media, complete with pictures, of course. […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Senator Jeff Kessler, president of W.Va. Senate

Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association hopes to provide our member newspapers with regular columns from the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority leaders in both chambers, along with the other State Constitutional Officers: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Commissioner of Agricultural. The following column […]

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WVPA Sharing: OP-Ed looks at economic impact of oil and natural gas industries
By January 22, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: OP-Ed looks at economic impact of oil and natural gas industries

By Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco Executive Director West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association   Oil and natural gas industries revitalizing economy CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 2007, West Virginia ranked dead last in per capita income in the United States. In the next five years, our per capita income grew by about $1,000 a year, shooting us past Mississippi, Idaho and South Carolina. […]

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By January 21, 2014 Read More →

By calling it ‘my city,’ Charleston’s mayor is leading

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This may be the toughest time for the area since the Battle of Charleston in the Civil War on Sept. 13, 1862. Many people still do not trust the water, which may harm state’s economy in the long term. Public health is the primary concern, […]

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