Opinion

By August 27, 2013 Read More →

West Virginia newspaper obituaries for Aug. 27

The West Virginia Press Association offers a listing of obituaries from its member newspapers around West Virginia: Bluefield Daily Telegraph – http://bdtonline.com/obituaries Elizabeth (Beth) Clare Kearns Aker, 51, of Princeton Robert Eugene ”Gene” Anderson, 59, of Spanishburg Marvin S. Harold, age 63, of LaVergne. Ruby Geraldine Neely, 68, of Princeton Jeffrey Clark Watkins, 50, of Bluefield Lucy […]

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Aug. 23 sampling of West Virginia newspapers’ editorial comments:
By August 23, 2013 Read More →

Aug. 23 sampling of West Virginia newspapers’ editorial comments:

Here is a look at some of the editorials offered by West Virginia newspapers: The Daily Athenaeum of Morgantown looks at the transportation system at WVU:  …”One of the many downsides of college is how easy it is to simply skip a class, especially if attendance policies are lax or have no effect on grades. […]

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Reader advice: Weston Democrat attracts readers with useful tips
By August 22, 2013 Read More →

Reader advice: Weston Democrat attracts readers with useful tips

Recently, I had the experience of buying a used car as my Jeep was having some problems that I anticipated could leave me walking. I began looking around at various car lots in the area not really knowing what I wanted and after talking to various salesmen in three states, I decided I would share […]

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WVPA Shared Column: WVONGA Executive Director sees harmful risks in Obama policies
By August 22, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Shared Column: WVONGA Executive Director sees harmful risks in Obama policies

By Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco Executive Director, West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association CHARLESTON — Guiding Washington policy these days seems to be the philosophy of picking winners and losers, and it is an approach that is doing significant harm to West Virginia because of its effects on the state’s natural resource industries. One example is […]

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By August 21, 2013 Read More →

The Charleston Gazette disgusted by charges in Mingo County

The Charleston Gazette offers a strong comment on the corruption charges in Mingo County: …”Sordid sagas like this have been replayed for decades in counties like Mingo, Logan, Lincoln, etc. A never-ending parade of courthouse politicos entered prison. Usually, scandals involve vote-stealing to keep the politicos in power. Some school systems were turned into political […]

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By August 17, 2013 Read More →

Editorial Comment: For Mercer County School Board, free meals is the right answer — The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph applauds the Mercer County Board of Education’s decision to continue its free breakfast and lunch program: …”The Community Eligibility Option was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and provides universal meal service to children in high poverty areas. It serves as an alternative to collecting, […]

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By August 16, 2013 Read More →

The Charleston Gazette editorial looks at abuses of criminal forfeiture laws

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal and state forfeiture laws are designed to seize the homes, cars, boats, jewelry, aircraft, bank accounts and other lucrative assets of big-time criminals like druglords and stock swindlers — ill-gotten gains from crime. The laws work. Last year, the U.S. Justice Department confiscated $4.2 billion, part of which was refunded to […]

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High-Speed Internet Access In West Virginia is Essential to Competing in a Global Economy
By July 20, 2013 Read More →

High-Speed Internet Access In West Virginia is Essential to Competing in a Global Economy

By Senator Jay Rockefeller In 1996, I met a 16-year-old high school sophomore named Jessica Lambert from McDowell County, West Virginia. She had been using a computer in her classroom to learn to speak Japanese through satellite classes offered by the University of Nebraska. She told me that without these classes and the opportunities they […]

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State must attract top students to teaching
By July 16, 2013 Read More →

State must attract top students to teaching

By Charles McElwee Charleston, WV The Education Audit says it not once but twice: “Having effective teachers rises to the top of every study as the most important factor in determining student success” and “National research and best practice clearly shows [sic] that the best predictor of student achievement is effective teachers….” (pp. 117,122). Many […]

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What do I know about guns?
By May 14, 2013 Read More →

What do I know about guns?

By Robert Byers “Liberals don’t know anything about guns.” I’ve heard that stereotype more than a few times in my life, and more so in the months since the massacre at Newtown, Conn. Like most stereotypes, it’s a twisted view of reality, repeated by people trying to prop up their argument — in this case, […]

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