Opinion

By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Two months of flu season remain, shots available

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Some things about winter never change. It’s cold. There will likely be snow. And people you know (or maybe even you) will get the flu. With positive cases of the flu as well as a lot of influenza-like illness being reported in Marion County, it’s […]

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By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Caution needed for space heaters as W.Va. shivers

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — With temperatures in the single digits and lower expected to last into next week. many Mid-Ohio Valleyans are reaching for their thermostats to turn up the heat. However, with higher heating costs, many people also are turning to less costly ways to keep warm: […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

Listen to what Mom, Dad say

An editorial from The Intelligencer/ Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Many of us remember wishing mom and dad would just shut up. They always had so much advice and so many warnings, especially right after we got our driver’s licenses. Three 16-year-old Oak Glen High School students were killed in a car crash Saturday night. […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia’s highway crews can do better

An editorial from the Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. We ’re not sure of the word count, but images of road conditions around here Tuesday were worth 1,000 times that figure. That’s not even counting the millions of words on social media, complete with pictures, of course. […]

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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Senator Jeff Kessler, president of W.Va. Senate

Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association hopes to provide our member newspapers with regular columns from the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority leaders in both chambers, along with the other State Constitutional Officers: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Commissioner of Agricultural. The following column […]

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WVPA Sharing: OP-Ed looks at economic impact of oil and natural gas industries
By January 22, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: OP-Ed looks at economic impact of oil and natural gas industries

By Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco Executive Director West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association   Oil and natural gas industries revitalizing economy CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 2007, West Virginia ranked dead last in per capita income in the United States. In the next five years, our per capita income grew by about $1,000 a year, shooting us past Mississippi, Idaho and South Carolina. […]

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By January 21, 2014 Read More →

By calling it ‘my city,’ Charleston’s mayor is leading

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This may be the toughest time for the area since the Battle of Charleston in the Civil War on Sept. 13, 1862. Many people still do not trust the water, which may harm state’s economy in the long term. Public health is the primary concern, […]

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By January 21, 2014 Read More →

Poverty-stricken W.Va. counties may see extra help

An editorial from the Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Significant portions of West Virginia and Kentucky will soon have a new partner in trying to combat poverty in those regions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week announced that 29 of West Virginia’s 55 counties and 73 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have been added to the […]

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By January 20, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia should safeguard water

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators who began hearings on the disastrous Kanawha County chemical spill earlier this month already know one thing: We can’t count on the federal government to safeguard us from similar problems in the future. That means the state Division of Environmental Protection should act […]

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By January 20, 2014 Read More →

King remembered as heroic, inspirational

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — This year, the country will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which was signed into law July 2, 1964. We all know the main leader behind the movement that led to the Civil Rights Act was Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we […]

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