Opinion

By April 17, 2014 Read More →

Monongalia’s top ranking only the good news

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Rev. Martin Luther King preached that, “No man is free until all men are free.” Without sounding preachy, that line of thinking also applies to children’s well-being. It’s wonderful that Monongalia County was ranked No. 1 in the state for child well-being this week in […]

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Pet store’s new business plan could be hurtful
By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Pet store’s new business plan could be hurtful

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Animal House’s “Rent-A-Duck” program, which allows students and families to rent ducklings for $14.99, is quickly gaining popularity among students. It’s not hard to see why. The idea of renting a cute animal for a limited time is especially appealing to those who enjoy having […]

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By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Obstructing the public’s right to know

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — With very rare exceptions, everything our local and state governments do in West Virginia ought to be public knowledge. It is not, and that should worry Mountain State residents who recognize that public officials can make mistakes and sometimes are not above doing things for their own […]

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By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Court’s decision on public records will hurt access

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When asked to rule in a case regarding access to government records, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals let the public down. In reversing a circuit judge’s decision, the court last week ruled that the city of Nitro and other government agencies have the authority to […]

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By April 15, 2014 Read More →

Cabell County case involves guns, mental illness

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Should a man with a long history of mental health issues have 54 guns in his house? Most reasonable people would say no, but that appears to have been the case with 62-year-old Rodney Bruce Black of Barboursville. Black has been indicted on two counts of murder […]

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By April 15, 2014 Read More →

Its new president correct about WVU

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority. That has never been more true than today, with the cost of higher education spiraling upward and graduates who have enormous debts accompanied by uncertainty over whether they […]

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By April 14, 2014 Read More →

‘Instant’ news not always reliable

A column by Misty Poe, managing editor of The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Instant. That little word has a pretty big meaning. With origins that date back to the 15th century, it means urgent, current, immediate. But think about how that word has developed over the past few decades. Instant pudding. Instead of […]

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By April 14, 2014 Read More →

More flexibility key for schools, including athletics

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Secondary Schools Activities Commission, the group that regulates middle school and high school athletics in West Virginia, voted last week to expand by three weeks the time in which high school teams can practice during the summer. In a move that must be […]

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By April 14, 2014 Read More →

Summer practice proposal should be rejected

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission is the governing body for high school sports. The West Virginia Board of Education, meanwhile, oversees the entire school experience in the state, from courses of study and evaluating school performance to holding final say on the framework for […]

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By April 11, 2014 Read More →

A drug rehab dropout should have been in jail

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Early on the morning of March 6, a man in a ski mask entered a woman’s home on Conner Drive in Charleston. The masked man ordered her to perform sexual acts in front of her children. It was a gruesome ordeal that ended with him […]

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