Opinion

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia must change its ways or turn out the lights

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  If West Virginia wants to seriously take a run at finding a cultural, educational and economic mojo that entrepreneurs and businesses can take to the bank, if it wants to shape a place with lifestyle options that younger folks would find attractive and inviting, then it will also have to address […]

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By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Primary election —  Deadline to register to vote is Tuesday

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph:  With the West Virginia primary election now less than a month away, area residents need to start mulling over the plethora of candidates on the ballot, and their respective campaign themes and promises. It’s also imperative that you double check your voter registration status. If you aren’t currently registered to […]

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Opinion: April 17 is the last day to register to vote in May primary election
By April 11, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: April 17 is the last day to register to vote in May primary election

By Mac Warner West Virginia Secretary of State There are hundreds (and probably thousands) of examples nationwide where elections have been won by just one vote. In West Virginia, we’re doing our best to make sure that every vote counts. Working with our county clerks, we’re cleaning up our voter registration lists. In just about […]

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Opinion: Creative Thinking at WVU
By April 10, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Creative Thinking at WVU

By Charles McElwee Creative thinking defined is a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective that suggests unorthodox solutions. That describes what is taking place at the Health Sciences Center at WVU under the leadership of Clay Marsh, MD, Vice President of the University, Executive Dean of the Center, and Professor of […]

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By April 6, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Child services — Legislature needs to look at protections

The Inter-Mountain editorial Just a few days ago, West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources announced it has hired 48 new Child Protective Services personnel. They are needed to deal with a disturbing increase in child abuse and neglect. Perhaps the CPS workers need some protection, too. A Nicholas County man has been charged […]

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By April 5, 2018 Read More →

Gazette editorial: A ‘billionaire’ should be embarrassed to let schools, local governments, vendor bills go

Charleston Gazette Mail editorial Resort owner and girls basketball coach, billionaire Gov. Jim Justice, is a calamity. His mining firms have a dismal record of unpaid fines, taxes, penalties and debts across several states. This month, a federal judge approved two consent judgements requiring Justice’s Greenbrier resort and Old White Charities, the nonprofit that puts […]

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By April 5, 2018 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain editorial: Rule change on SNAP requirements go into effect this fall

The Inter-Mountain editorial Handing out free food to anyone with income below a certain level, regardless of whether they are working or trying to find a job, makes no sense. It is what some refer to as a disincentive — a reward for not attempting to better oneself. Yet for a few years, that is […]

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Opinion: Taking action to protect our kids
By March 16, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Taking action to protect our kids

By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va, 3rd District Sadly, it seems like every day we hear of a new report of children or young adults being abused by trusted coaches or trafficked online. Every child deserves to grow up in a caring, nurturing environment that protects them from those who wish to do them harm, and […]

By March 13, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL Task Force: Real solution must be found for PEIA

The Inter-Mountain editorial Members of a task force appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to find “a permanent solution” to the Public Employees Insurance Agency are to hold their initial meeting on Tuesday. Let us hope their first step is to agree to find a real solution, not just a way to throw more money at […]

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By March 11, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Solving W.Va. PEIA dilemma

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Members of a task force appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to find “a permanent solution” to the Public Employees Insurance Agency are to hold their initial meeting on Tuesday. Let us hope their first step is to agree to find a real solution, not just a way to throw more […]