Opinion

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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By April 11, 2014 Read More →

Caring for West Virginia Children

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — For all the liberal claims that Obamacare merits credit for providing health insurance coverage to those who lacked it previously, some states have been doing the job just as well – or better – without it. West Virginia is on that list. In 2008, 6.7 percent […]

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By April 10, 2014 Read More →

Young families struggling with child care costs

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — At first blush, the rise in the number of stay-at-home moms might seem to be a return to more traditional values. The percentage of mothers who do not work outside of the home rose to 29 percent in 2012, according to a study released by the Pew […]

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By April 10, 2014 Read More →

Time for prosecutor to resign

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants is charged with domestic battery of his 11-year-old son. Plants does not refute that he struck the child with a leather belt hard enough to leave a long, purple, U-shaped bruise on the boy’s thigh. But on Monday, Plants asked a Kanawha […]

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By April 9, 2014 Read More →

PSC right to support expanding water service

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As hundreds of thousands of people in the Kanawha Valley learned all too well in January, water is a precious commodity. The chemical leak into the Elk River near a water intake for a West Virginia American Water treatment and distribution plant left an estimated 300,000 people […]

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By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Proposed school calendar lives up to spirit of law

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — West Virginia state law requires that students be in a classroom for 180 days. Why 180 days? It’s probably a carryover from the 19th and 20th centuries when agriculture was a prominent industry and family members, young and old, were needed to help with the […]

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By April 8, 2014 Read More →

Huntington residents urged to support Keith-Albee

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington has been fortunate that those who built the Keith-Albee Theatre more than 85 years ago and have been entrusted with its care in the decades since were serious about their responsibility to the structure that graces 4th Avenue. Most of the credit for that goes to […]

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