Opinion

By March 12, 2014 Read More →

Save the Date: ACA’s fees will surprise many

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — March 31 may be a significant – and very expensive – date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. By the end of this month, many people are required to be signed […]

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By March 12, 2014 Read More →

West Virginians’ safety must not be afterthought

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It was a miracle no one was killed when a gas pipeline near Sissonville ruptured in December 2012. As it was, three homes were destroyed and a section of Interstate 77 was melted, requiring overnight repair. The potential for loss of life or serious […]

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By March 11, 2014 Read More →

Data breaches show need for uniform notification

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If your personal information stored by a retailer somehow falls into unauthorized hands, how would you be notified? Or would you be notified at all? The answer may well depend on where you live. And that’s not a very good answer. The issue has gained added attention […]

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By March 11, 2014 Read More →

Revive W.Va. racing industry cuts

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When time expired Saturday night in this year’s regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s horse- and dog-racing industries had managed to strike a blow against an attempt to reduce the massive subsidies they enjoy. But the blow was not fatal. Thoughtful, reasonable legislators […]

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By March 10, 2014 Read More →

Taking Secrecy Personally

A column by Mike Myer of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — While we were discussing one of the problems we at the newspaper sometimes have in obtaining public records, another journalist advised me, “Don’t take it personally.” Well, sorry, but I do take it personally. I can’t for the life of me understand why […]

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By March 10, 2014 Read More →

Columnist’s word for 2014 Legislature: abysmal

A column by Phil Kabler of The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One word that best describes the 2014 regular session of the Legislature: abysmal. With the possible exception of the Future Fund, the Legislature did little to encourage businesses or families to relocate to the state. In fact, legislators sent a message to physicians […]

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By February 28, 2014 Read More →

Protect public’s right to know

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Attempts to keep the people from learning what their government is doing behind closed doors often are framed by special interests as steps to rein in the imaginary monolith described as “the media.” It just is not so. Like the people we serve, West Virginia newspapers […]

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By February 28, 2014 Read More →

$43,000 in debt and party’s over

New report underlines student questions about cost of a WVU education An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — You could draw some parallels to student loans and a keg party. After all, the effect of both is immediate, and you get this high that money can buy … legally. But unlike a keg […]

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By February 27, 2014 Read More →

Parkersburg stadium fiasco moves in right direction

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Board of Education took a step in the right direction Tuesday by voting 5-0 to pay 90 percent of the $455,000 outstanding bill owed to the construction company Grae-Con for its work on the Stadium Field home-side bleacher project. The remaining […]

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By February 27, 2014 Read More →

Cutting-edge procedure at Mon General saving lives

An editorial from the  Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — “I used to think I wouldn’t live to be 50. Well, I made it to 50 and then some,” Pearl Walls said. Walls is likely alive today and able to tell her story to the Times West Virginian because of a cutting-edge procedure performed at […]

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