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Huntington eager for wireless Internet project

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Using a method that has its roots in older technology could help Huntington become one of the leaders in providing wireless Internet access to a portion of its residents and businesses. Through participation in a pilot program, the city this summer plans to start offering a wireless […]

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W.Va. Ethics Commission should be free of political influence

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It could be said that mixing ethics and politics makes for the perfect oxymoron, which by definition “is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.” Yes, for years, politicians and their ethical lapses have long been the fodder of late-night comedians. […]

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Central W.Va. transit board must ensure public trust

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — On Sunday, Exponent Telegram Staff Writer Jim Davis reported that a majority of the Central West Virginia Transit Authority (CENTRA) board still supported General Manager John Aman despite his guilty plea to federal bank fraud. Aman remains the general manager, drawing a salary of about $63,000 […]

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Stories of hope show drugs can be beaten

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two stories that appeared in The Register-Herald Sunday and Monday give us hope that the grip drugs have on southern West Virginia can be crushed. One is a story of personal triumph, the other dogged determination by officials to continue to find a way to beat this […]

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A coach’s actions reflect on her school job

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jill Kimble was more than the head cook at Mary Ingles Elementary School. She also coached the cheerleaders at Riverside High School, which led school administrators to fire her as a head cook. Over the Christmas break in 2007, Kimble hosted an overnight party at […]

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Big job ahead for Hinton native Burwell

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Hinton native Sylvia Mathews Burwell was confirmed by the Senate last week as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She’s got her work cut out for her. Burwell succeeds Kathleen Sebelius, the former Kansas governor who became the face of the […]

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D-Day courage helped change world history

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — June 6, 1944, was a day unlike any other in World War II. Or in any other war, for that matter. If President Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, as a “day of infamy” — the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor — June 6, 1944, […]

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Carbon rules could do irreparable harm

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency dropped its low-carbon emissions bomb Monday, generating the expected blast of opposition. The Clean Power Plan, which is scheduled to be in place by 2030, requires states to formulate plans to reach a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent from […]

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Why limit home rule to 20 cities?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twenty-three cities are applying for 16 new vacancies in West Virginia’s Municipal Home Rule program. The municipalities applied for the second round of a five-year program by the June 1 deadline, per law passed by the legislature in 2013. A separate home-rule program is needed […]

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Pollution plan shows no love for Mountain State

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Everyone knew President Barack Obama was going to be introducing a politically charged plan Monday to order big and lasting cuts in the pollution discharged by America’s power plants. But seeing the plan, or reading it, is something else. It is quite disheartening to coal-producing […]

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