Opinion

By February 4, 2014 Read More →

Ice a top reason for fire safety

Increase in blazes across region may be direct result of lengthy cold snap An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — They are two words that you would think cancel each other out. But actually one seems to fuel the other with disastrous and often tragic results. We refer to fire and ice. Since […]

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By February 4, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. should listen to chemical experts

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following Freedom Industries’ leak of 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River and the water supply of 300,000 people, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department shut down every restaurant in town. The department has that authority. However, had the county and the state adopted the […]

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By February 3, 2014 Read More →

Student exercise: Move with caution

An editorial from the Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Lawmakers in Charleston are considering legislation that would mandate an extra 30 minutes a day of exercise for public school students. Rightly concerned by the state’s obesity problem among young and old, experts told members of the House Education Committee that body and mind are both crucial […]

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By February 3, 2014 Read More →

Student exercise: Good idea, wrong approach

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Concern about childhood obesity is well placed. One in every seven high schoolers in West Virginia is listed as obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to curb obesity, Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley, wants to require schoolchildren engage […]

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By February 1, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Sen. Jeff Kessler, President of the State Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — From the beginning of this water crisis,  my pledge to all West Virginians has been to do all in my power to make sure that a completely preventable tragedy like this never happens again. I am proud to report that we took the first step in that direction this week in the Senate with the unanimous […]

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Sen. Rockefeller Column: For a healthy start, every child must have access to dental care

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is an annual reminder of the actions families can take to ensure good oral health for their children so they are prepared for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We know that dental cavities are one hundred percent preventable and that there are many steps we […]

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By January 31, 2014 Read More →

Honoring Truly Great Teachers

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. That will change for some of them during an event scheduled for this evening. Members of the late Lee Alexander West’s family have […]

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By January 31, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. should keep its promise to students

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Under the cloud of $300-plus million state deficits projected in FY 2016-2017, state and education officials met Tuesday to discuss the PROMISE Scholarship, West Virginia’s merit-based scholarship program for in-state students. Of course, some legislators want to redirect those funds elsewhere. Despite the fact that state […]

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By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Foresight lacking in Parkersburg stadium project

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — In hindsight, it is easy to see that members of the Parkersburg High School Stadium Renovation Committee were in over their heads during the recent Stadium Field construction project. Their well-intentioned blundering led to serious cost overruns on the project and a question about […]

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By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Texting great way to reach students at critical time

An editorial from the  Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — HYH? There’s a GR8 new program that helps students IRL as they prepare for college. If you’re having trouble deciphering that sentence, it’s probably because you haven’t grown up in an age when text messaging on cellphones is the primary form of communication. (And for […]

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