Opinion

By October 19, 2016 Read More →

EPA undeterred by court rulings

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Let us hope there remains enough fidelity to the Constitution among U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials that a federal judge’s order on Monday means something to them. Unfortunately, recent history suggests that may be an unrealistic thought. West Virginians, Ohioans and millions of other Americans who may […]

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Secretary of State’s efforts well intended, poorly executed

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A recent effort by Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office to encourage residents to register to vote obviously meant well. But the planning and execution were poor, according to several county clerks. “When dead people get cards from the Secretary of State reminding them to register to […]

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By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Natalie Tennant for Secretary of State

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: In many states, Republican leaders constantly try to block voting by blacks, Latinos, college students, the elderly and low-income folks — anyone they think is likely to vote Democratic. A hint of this effort came from the GOP challenger for West Virginia’s secretary of state post. Mac Warner attacked open voter […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Mark Hunt for Congressional Second District

During the long period when Republican Shelley Capito held the Second District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, no Democratic challenger could unseat her. But times have changed. The new GOP Congress member, Alex Mooney of Maryland, is invisible. Few residents in the district — outside of his circle of big donors — have […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Mary Ann Claytor for state auditor

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: When longtime state auditor Glen B. Gainer III announced he would not seek re-election, a number of candidates filed to fill the empty seat. Risen to the top is Mary Ann Claytor, a Democrat from St. Albans. Claytor actually worked in the auditor’s office for more than 20 years, then left […]

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Editorial: Voting is a precious right, and being registered is first step

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: What should be one of the more valued freedoms of United States citizens is their ability to vote for the candidates they want to represent them in government, whether at the local, state or federal level. It’s a shame, however, that many Americans don’t fulfill that civic responsibility, thus forfeiting […]

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By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Morrisey defends Mountain State

From The Inter-Mountain: We West Virginians are no strangers to the mud-slinging brand of politics. That is no reason for us to be suckers for a candidate whose campaign is hip-deep in the slimy strategy. For years, the Mountain State endured an attorney general, Darrell McGraw, who did little for us. His attention seemed focused […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Elect Cole For Real Progress

From The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register: West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing our next governor. We need Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for our state. For decades, West Virginia’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men and women who mined coal, produced […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

WV PEIA system needs attention

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain  ELKINS, W.Va. — West Virginia’s next governor will be behind the eight-ball, with no choice but to focus his energy on balancing the state budget. Still, a variety of other pressing issues will demand attention. One of them is the Public Employees Insurance Agency. Getting its expenses under control is imperative, […]

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By October 18, 2016 Read More →

How the Arizona Republic Responded to Threats After Their Presidential Endorsement

As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it’s unusual to find myself speechless. Yet, there I was, a little more than two weeks ago. What is the correct response, really, to this? YOU’RE DEAD. WATCH YOUR BACK. WE WILL BURN YOU DOWN. YOU SHOULD BE PUT IN FRONT OF A […]

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