Opinion

By April 28, 2014 Read More →

D’Antoni is Huntington’s pick

An editorial from The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It matters no more what happened behind closed doors or what strings were pulled. When Dan D’Antoni was announced as Marshall University’s new head basketball coach Thursday, Huntington erupted. “Little Danny,” the scrappy point guard from Wyoming County who once scored 1,000 points for the Herd in the Veterans […]

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Run Wheeling Economically

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Revenue from Wheeling’s new municipal sales tax seems to be picking up. That is good news for city officials and perhaps for local businesses. Plans for use of revenue from the 0.5-percent tax were for it to be used for infrastructure improvements and to provide some […]

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By April 28, 2014 Read More →

Numbers given to W.Va. Legislature don’t add up

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Earlier this year, legislators agreed to consider establishing a second state nursing home for West Virginia veterans of military service. That came after lawmakers were told of a long waiting list for vacancies at the existing facility in Clarksburg. But now, only a couple of months after legislators […]

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By April 28, 2014 Read More →

Survey indicates water crisis impact not so bad

A column by Phil Kabler of The Charleston Gazette  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Having reviewed the details of the Repass and Partners consumer survey regarding the impact of the Jan. 9 water contamination event on leisure travel to West Virginia, all I can say is, thank goodness for Chris Christie and Bridge-gate. In the immediate aftermath […]

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By April 25, 2014 Read More →

Restore funding for seniors and children

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No one should suddenly start over-estimating Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. This week, two reports did give us a bit more appreciation for his administration. But many of his line-item vetoes in March, to the state budget are still beneath him. Those vetoes scratched out $67 million […]

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Oh brother, what a ride Marshall took to find coach
By April 25, 2014 Read More →

Oh brother, what a ride Marshall took to find coach

A column by Chuck Landon of The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Just exactly how did Marshall end up with Danny D’Antoni? The answer lies in the anatomy of a 41-day job search for a new head basketball coach. The first 30 days of the search — March 15 through roughly April 13 — were spent […]

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By April 24, 2014 Read More →

Morrisey: TV good guy on the public’s dime

An editorial by The Spirit of Jefferson: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week’s Spirit included a short but important story about decisions related to how Attorney General Patrick Morrisey went after a convenience store owner for price gouging after the January chemical leak into Elk River sent hundreds of thousands of West Virginians scrambling for bottled water. Turns out, […]

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Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Federal report focuses on West Virginia training success
By April 24, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Federal report focuses on West Virginia training success

A WVPA Shared Commentary: CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —  We have learned that technology allows us to know more about our world. Each wave of new technology – from telegraph to telephone to radio to television – brings about new ways to communicate. We are seeing it again today with broadband – the gateway to the Internet. […]

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By April 24, 2014 Read More →

Laws to suppress mudslinging can stifle speech

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — By nature, and by profession, we do not like lies. As journalists, we’re truth tellers. Or at least we attempt to get at the truth through research, attribution, documents and comments from people on either side of an issue. Sometimes it ends up with “telling […]

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By April 24, 2014 Read More →

Alleged murder plot suggests jail ‘culture’ not fixed

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Last year, the West Virginia Jail Authority took steps to try to root out what officials called a culture of inappropriateness at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. The jail’s administrator was replaced after a period of significant staff turnover and two abuse cases in late 2012 […]

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