Opinion

By March 31, 2014 Read More →

Committing Economic Suicide

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — We Americans often are accused of not keeping up with more “progressive” folks in slashing our use of coal. We’re supposed to feel inferior, somehow, because we haven’t stopped using the most economical means of generating electricity. Don’t believe it. […]

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By March 31, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. population loss shows need to diversify

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia leaders have to be asking, “What’s wrong with this picture?” While each of our neighboring states showed some growth in the 2013 census population estimates, West Virginia was one of the few states in the nation that saw a slight population decline. Kentucky’s population was […]

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By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Badly needed purchasing reforms signed into law

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s lawmakers have received their share of criticism for some bills they passed and some they didn’t during the recently concluded 2014 regular session of the state legislature. But one of the many issues they did address with passed legislation was right on target: tougher rules […]

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1971 WVU basketball team dealt with tragedy
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

1971 WVU basketball team dealt with tragedy

A column by Mickey Furfari MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sonny Moran, undoubtedly the unluckiest coach in West Virginia University men’s basketball history, still golfs three times a week at the age of 88 in Alabama. The Charleston native, an assistant to Bucky Waters from 1966 to 1969, took over the program for the 1969-70 season with […]

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By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Millennials will figure it out in the end

An editorial from The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lazy. No work ethic. Undependable. In need of constant affirmation. These are just a few ways millennials – people in their late teens and early 20s – are being defined by their employers as they enter the workforce, according to a recent New York Times article. In […]

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By March 27, 2014 Read More →

Don’t sign flawed minimum wage bill

  An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged by liberal groups to sign a bill he has good reason to believe was not what West Virginia legislators intended. As we reported last week, a bill to increase the state-required minimum wage was approved overwhelmingly by both […]

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By March 27, 2014 Read More →

Birth control fight hinges on ‘religion’ of corporation

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Obama’s Affordable Care Act wisely includes a guarantee that all American women may obtain birth control at no cost, if they want it. We think this is a welcome step to prevent undesired pregnancies and many abortions they cause. However, a few church adherents, such […]

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By March 26, 2014 Read More →

Water crisis panel taps into need for public focus

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sometimes we waste time searching for the truth. Occasionally you just need to let go of your opinions. Or perhaps, let ’em fly. That’s what we heard at a recent symposium sponsored by the WVU Environmental Law Society and the law school’s Center for Sustainable Energy […]

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By March 26, 2014 Read More →

Is time expired on parking meters?

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When downtown shopping districts in our area were booming, parking meters were important not just to produce revenue for communities but also to assist businesses. The idea was to discourage people from parking their cars on the street and leaving them there all day or evening, […]

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Keep records open to public
By March 25, 2014 Read More →

Keep records open to public

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, was a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from the Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — Many public officials have decided just saying no to requests for government documents is not the best way to keep […]

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