Opinion

By June 16, 2014 Read More →

Hotels shrugging off effects of W.Va. water crisis

A column by Phil Kabler, statehouse reporter for The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The damage that has been done to this community will affect us in a negative way for the rest of my life,” Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, Jan. 17 CNN interview on the impact of the Elk River chemical leak. “There is […]

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By June 13, 2014 Read More →

Broadband Deployment Council was careful

An editorial from The Journal  |             MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — If spending taxpayers’ money at a rapid pace is the test of success for government – as some officials seem to think – West Virginia’s Broadband Deployment Council is a flop. When the council was established five years ago at then-Gov. Joe Manchin’s request, legislators gave it $5 […]

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By June 13, 2014 Read More →

Late publisher a true inspiration for local 10K race

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — If Cecil Jarvis were alive today, we have little doubt that he’d be putting the finishing touches on some tune-up runs for this Saturday’s Greater Clarksburg 10K. After all, Cecil was a strong believer in supporting local projects, especially those that promoted healthy activities. A four-time […]

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By June 12, 2014 Read More →

Politicians should listen to the voters

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Politicians, take note: Listen to your constituency. You are their public servant, and if you do not do the job they expect of you, they will fire you. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., learned that lesson the hard way this week, as he was […]

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By June 12, 2014 Read More →

Reform still needed in federal disability program

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration’s disability program has grown by 45 percent over the past decade, and now provides benefits to 11 million disabled workers, spouses and children. But the program is running out of money, and that means even more scrutiny for the judges who decide who […]

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Elton John rocks Charleston Civic Center
By June 12, 2014 Read More →

Elton John rocks Charleston Civic Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It seemed an unlikely thing when Elton John was booked to play the Charleston Civic Center. The Civic Center doesn’t get much rock ‘n’ roll traffic and the kind Charleston gets tends to lean toward sour hard rockers or graying hair metal. Neither description fits Sir Elton’s style. But surprise, surprise, Elton […]

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By June 11, 2014 Read More →

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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By June 11, 2014 Read More →

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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By June 10, 2014 Read More →

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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By June 10, 2014 Read More →

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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