Opinion

By November 18, 2013 Read More →

Charleston Daily Mail column explores cracker job outlook

Business Editor Jared Hunt reports on the need for a skilled workforce if a cracker plant materializes in Wood County: “…Cleaning out the notebook following last week’s landmark announcement that Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht is making plans to build an ethylene cracker and three other polyethylene plants in Wood County: David Peebles, the company’s vice president […]

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By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Times-West Virginian checks reader interest in political races

Politics in state could get interesting FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Come next fall, West Virginia may elect the first female senator ever to represent the Mountain State. We say that because the two major contenders are now U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat… …of course, we’re a little […]

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By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Register-Herald of Beckley supports drug initiative

Wyoming County’s addition to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area  long overdue BECKLEY, W.Va. — Another tool was added to Wyoming County’s arsenal for the continuing fight against drugs in that county. Rep. Nick Rahall announced Wednesday that Wyoming will be added to the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), enabling law enforcement there to […]

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By November 16, 2013 Read More →

Times West Virginian of Fairmont supports national reading initiative

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Think about the number of times you read throughout the course of a day. Sure, you’re reading these words right now. But think about all the other times you’ll look at a group of what otherwise would just be a jumble of letters and actually comprehend what they mean: a menu while […]

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By November 15, 2013 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch of Huntington calls for curbside recycling

  We definitely live in a “throw­away” society. The amount of municipal solid waste generated in the United States has increased from about 88 million tons in 1960 to about 250 million tons in 2011, according to the Environmental Protec­tion Agency. While the nation has made progress on recycling since the 1980s, and now “recovers” […]

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By November 15, 2013 Read More →

Bluefield Daily Telegraph editorial applauds broadband expansion

Local utility companies are still working to extend high-speed broadband into rural parts of southern West Virginia. Frontier Communications announced just last week that it had completed an upgrade that will extend broadband service to the small Ikes Fork community north of the town of Iaeger in McDowell County. The broadband expansion project was made […]

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By November 14, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling Intelligencer, News-Register say EPA, Obama Just Don’t Care

Some Democrat leaders in West Virginia may give their allegiance to constituents rather than their party – but they surely understand how the political wind blows in Washington. And they also must understand the liberals who have taken control of their party mean to let nothing stand in the way of their agenda. That may […]

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By November 14, 2013 Read More →

Charleston Daily Mail hails Sogefi expansion

You can make money in the Mountain State Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state’s economic development team deserve credit for their work to get the Sogefi Group to invest $20 million in its plant in Wayne County, which will add 250 jobs and more than double its work force. The company has plants on […]

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By November 12, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling News-Register editorial looks at WVU Presidential search

Finding New WVU Leader        Outgoing West Virginia University President James Clements is doing one final, important service for WVU. In several ways his tenure provides a blueprint for what the university’s Board of Governors should look for in a successor. It was revealed Monday that Clements, who has headed WVU since 2009, […]

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By November 12, 2013 Read More →

The Herald Dispatch editorial looks at child poverty

Coalition working to reduce child poverty We all love rags-to-riches stories. Oprah Winfrey was the child of an unwed teenage mother and rose from a hard-scrabble Mississippi farm to become one of the richest women in the world. Andrew Carnegie began 12-hour shifts in a Pennsylvania cotton mill at age 13 and through tireless hard […]

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