Opinion

By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Bad guys have better weapons, too

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Would it surprise you to learn that military weaponry in the hands of police departments is nothing new? It came as a revelation to several younger people with whom I discussed the controversy over the Defense Department selling surplus equipment to law […]

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By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Falling ranks of in-state dental students is sad trend

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Just a few years ago, in 2010, about 80 percent of the incoming class at West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry was Mountain State residents. But the number of West Virginians entering the school this year is just 27, or about 45 percent of the total. What […]

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By September 5, 2014 Read More →

See something? Say something

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — As West Virginia University prepares for its first home football game of the season Saturday, it has also become the first organization in the state to implement the “if you see something, say something” campaign that was adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland […]

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By September 5, 2014 Read More →

Marple’s questionable lawsuit drags on

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The lawsuit against the state school board by former superintendent Jorea Marple has some people scratching their heads. Marple was an at-will employee, whose employment was terminated — quite clumsily — by the state board in a surprise 5-2 vote on Nov. 15, 2012. But […]

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By September 4, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State’s office needs to focus

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The past year has not been a good one for the Secretary of State’s office when it comes to several important matters. In May, The Exponent Telegram reported that area county clerks were upset with the state agency because it hadn’t supplied change-of-address materials to send […]

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By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Statue to honor longtime Fairmont State coach

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — One of the greatest leaders in Fairmont State sports history will be honored at the Fighting Falcons’ football opener tonight. Health problems may keep Harold “Deacon” Duvall from attending the unveiling of the statue at the field bearing his name, but then again, they might not. […]

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By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Gambling will never solve state’s problems

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.– West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave believes the state can negate lost gambling revenue by legalizing online gambling. He fully acknowledges the state is losing that revenue because of competition from other states, which continue to match West Virginia step for step in ramping up the […]

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By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Public documents should be as accessible as possible

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When it comes to managing public records, the digital age can make things easier and harder at the same time. The Internet gives government many opportunities to make records more accessible to the public, but new privacy and security issues can pop up, too. The West Virginia […]

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By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Educate people about the role of coal

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. It also is an attempt to send electric bills into the stratosphere for tens of millions of families, they have come to understand. But […]

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By August 29, 2014 Read More →

A tale of little to no consequences

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What would a work week be without someone making a mistake or two? But these are no stupid miscues or even what you might excuse as bad judgment we refer to below. No, these boo-boos are of the criminal nature and they were made by men and women in […]

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