Opinion

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Kudos to coal supporters who went to Pittsburgh

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — What a powerful way to make a statement. More than 5,000 supporters of coal converged upon Pittsburgh, Pa., last week to protest controversial new EPA rules that are expected to kill thousands of mining related jobs. These proud men and woman are to be applauded for […]

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By August 2, 2014 Read More →

Dolly Withrow: Can Creative Nonfiction Save Newspapers?

“The most e-mailed lists (by readers) suggest that readers will consume meaningful, interesting (and maybe even ‘important’) journalism if they feel compelled, beguiled, seduced.”        ~ Michael Herschorn  (The Atlantic, December 2007) Journalists give the essence of the story in the clothesline lead. They have been taught to begin a news story by telling the reader who, what, where, when, why and how. Any good […]

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Giles Snyder: Sports nut or just a nut?
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Giles Snyder: Sports nut or just a nut?

By Giles Snyder WVPA Columnist I’m starting to think that I doth protest too much when it comes to sports. Either that, or I’m developing a higher tolerance for boredom with each passing year. After all, I turned 50 back in April. A case in point – after rolling out of bed and stumbling into […]

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By August 1, 2014 Read More →

U.S. burdened by ‘tax inversion’

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The issue of companies working to avoid corporate taxes in the U.S. has become a major concern, one that needs to be addressed. The practice of U.S.-based companies merging with an overseas company or otherwise establishing an overseas presence has been coined “tax inversion” as corporations […]

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By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Huntington right to beef up police staffing

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It is important to learn from the mistakes of the past. In the early 2000s, Huntington trimmed down its police force in the face of budget problems. At the same time, a new wave of illegal drug activity was hitting the city, as dealers began to reach […]

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin: Fighting to preserve West Virginia’s role as an energy leader
By July 31, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin: Fighting to preserve West Virginia’s role as an energy leader

 By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Growing up in the heart of coal country, I learned very early on how important our coal industry is to our state, our nation and thousands of families throughout West Virginia and the Appalachian region. I’m proud West Virginia remains a leader in energy production, and am as committed to […]

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By July 31, 2014 Read More →

Let public know signs of human trafficking

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — When first responders, police officers and educators met earlier this week for a workshop on human trafficking in West Virginia, learning materials presented to attendees were not made available to non-attendees. Director of WV Intelligence Fusion Center Tom Kirk said the material was not […]

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By July 31, 2014 Read More →

State animal lives up to its name

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sometimes the best way to respect Mother Nature is simply to not get to close to her. Especially when she weighs more than 300 pounds and has four cubs in tow. This summer, dozens of people in and around the greater Morgantown area have spotted black […]

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By July 30, 2014 Read More →

VA breakthrough

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A compromise in what has been a sharply contested effort to fund reforms and boost health care coverage for veterans was reached Monday between Senate and House negotiators in Washington. The tug-of-war was noteworthy because it was so public, with Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., releasing a joint […]

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By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Consumers left stranded along digital highway

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When trying to move West Virginia forward in the digital age, most would agree broadband Internet is essential. And to an extent, the state’s Broadband Deployment Council has assisted efforts to reach that goal, doling out grants to assist private companies and state agencies working to improve […]

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