Opinion

By January 3, 2014 Read More →

Posting calorie info on machines a good step

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While most of the attention related to the Affordable Care Act has been focused on a troubled website, policy cancellations and some sticker shock regarding premiums, another aspect of it has the attention of the vending machine industry. That’s because part of the health care reform law, […]

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By January 2, 2014 Read More →

Courtesy Patrol a state program that works

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The state’s Courtesy Patrol is now 15 years old, and it continues to assist motorists who have flat tires or medical problems or are in need of directions. It is a small program, perhaps, but one that has proved its worth. The Charleston Gazette recently reported […]

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By January 2, 2014 Read More →

Washington, D.C., is the capital of waste

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — In December, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. This year’s list includes some items that would be laughable, if […]

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By January 1, 2014 Read More →

Resolve to repeal the Affordable Care Act

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Barring some catastrophe – perhaps involving Iran or North Korea – the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. It is the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, of course. Already, even before the law’s most […]

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By January 1, 2014 Read More →

Who said W.Va. highway signs were illegible?

An editorial from the Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — New year and all, it’s probably too late to change the road we’re on. That’s all the more apparent judging by the latest news items from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Division of Highways (DOH). No, it’s not so much the worsening conditions […]

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By December 31, 2013 Read More →

Funding retiree care a global issue

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DANG it, we are living too long. Thanks to decades of vaccinations, improvements in public health, and lessons in safety, the average life expectancy throughout the world doubled in the 20th century to 68 in 2010. At the same time, the birth rate halved. This […]

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By December 30, 2013 Read More →

More work needed to prevent pre-term births

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There is no greater blessing than a healthy baby. But in the United States, about one in nine babies is born too soon, putting them at higher risk for a range of health problems. With our world-class health-care system, you might presume the United States would have […]

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By December 30, 2013 Read More →

W.Va. editor savors friendship with visitor from afar

A column by Robert J. Byers, executive editor of the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The workday was done, and I gave Malik a ride to his hotel. Before he disappeared through the doors of the Embassy Suites, he smiled and asked me to wait. He had something for me. He returned from his room […]

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By December 29, 2013 Read More →

Another rate hike won’t fix the Postal Service

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Earlier this year, when Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe announced that the U.S. Postal Service would no longer have home delivery of mail on Saturdays in an effort to save $2 billion per year, we applauded the decision. We knew it wasn’t an easy decision […]

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By December 29, 2013 Read More →

A cautionary note about New Year’s parties

An editorial from the Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — New Year’s parties are about to get under way, and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel any day […]

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