Opinion

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers insight on free speech
By September 30, 2017 Read More →

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers insight on free speech

From C-SPAN: GEORGETOWN, Washington, D.C. — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke Sept. 26 at Georgetown University’s law school about free speech on college campuses. He told students that freedom of speech on college campuses was “under attack.” The attorney general also answered questions from the students, including one about NFL players taking a knee […]

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By September 27, 2017 Read More →

Gazette editorial: The president’s dangerous mental state

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial Several of America’s top psychologists have written a disturbing book: “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” It’s to be released Oct. 3 by St. Martin’s Press. The publisher declares: “The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists [is] that Trump is dangerously […]

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Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome
By September 26, 2017 Read More →

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

By JARED CASTO The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die,” John McGlone, an open-air preacher who made his first appearance on Marshall’s campus Monday, shouted through a megaphone as a group of instrumentalists played jazz music over top him. “Here’s the fun part, boys and girls,” he said. […]

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By September 25, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Latest health plan would harm our region

The Herald-Dispatch editorial To their credit, Congressional Republicans and GOP candidates seeking office in Congress over the last seven years have been persistent in saying they want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act enacted by Democrats and President Barack Obama. That’s clear by the dozens of futile votes while Obama was in office, […]

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Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia
By September 19, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most […]

By September 14, 2017 Read More →

OPINION: Justice says better communication needed at state level

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial When Mountain State lawmakers spoke before members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, they set out an agenda that should serve them well in 2018 legislative session … if they stick to it. Among the priorities will be continuing to downsize and streamline government — […]

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By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Do not forget hurricane victims in Virgin Islands

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Texans, Floridians and Georgians hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse than what […]

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Opinion: Real change for West Virginia
By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Real change for West Virginia

By Jim Pritt West Virginia is a beautiful state, and for all of us that chose to live and work here, we would agree that West Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family. However, the next generation of West Virginians we are raising may not agree. West Virginia is facing an outward migration […]

Voting yes on W.Va. Road Bond will bring immediate benefits
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Voting yes on W.Va. Road Bond will bring immediate benefits

By W.Va. Delegate Eric Nelson, R-35th House Finance Committee Chairman When West Virginians turned control of the Legislature over to Republicans in 2014, they did so with a clear mandate: turn the state’s economy around and help create jobs. In the years since, we’ve reformed the state’s legal environment, begun stripping needless regulations off the books, […]

By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Into the Issues: Does your newspaper have a slogan?

By Al Cross Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues                   Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference? Mottoes, slogans and marketing pitches were common in the days when most big newspapers had competition, as they tried to give themselves a distinguishing character. As the big newspaper markets […]