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Editorial: Thousands of new jobs are coming to West Virginia

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: Even before the early Thursday announcement that West Virginia will potentially see $83.7 billion in investment from China Energy for shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects over 20 years, things were looking up for the Mountain State economy. Voters last month approved a $1.6 billion road bond project […]

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Sen. Byrd exhibit opening at WV Capitol for centennial celebration of his birth
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Sen. Byrd exhibit opening at WV Capitol for centennial celebration of his birth

Traveling Exhibit on Life, Career of Sen. Robert C. Byrd opening Nov. 17 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An information-rich traveling exhibit celebrating the life and career of Senator Robert C. Byrd that opened in April 2016 at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education in Shepherdstown and has traveled to 21 West Virginia venues and […]

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Editorial: On Veterans’ Day … thoughts on war

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Each year, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reprints a few thoughts to honor veterans on this 11th day of the 11th month: “We cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate — we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add […]

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Opinion: Glenville State College’s President Pellett answers the call
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Opinion: Glenville State College’s President Pellett answers the call

By Ed Given The Braxton Citizens’ News A couple of weeks ago my granddaughter Madison came in my office after school. She was upset that there was a problem with a college class she was taking through the high school. Madison said she never received a statement from Glenville State College, and the colleg was […]

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Editorial: China Energy $83.7 billion investment announcement may signal brighter days for W.Va.

  From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:Gov. Jim Justice calls it the largest investment in West Virginia’s history. State Commerce Secretary H. Wood Thrasher says it is the latest in a significant line of foreign investments that will strengthen and diversify our economy. Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., calls it an unparalleled economic development opportunity. However […]

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Editorial: DEP’s hands-off stance on pipeline raises concerns

From The Logan Banner: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s actions – or inactions – again are raising questions about its commitment to doing a thorough job of protecting the state’s environment. Again, just like in September, the concerns have to do about how the agency is handling a permit for the controversial Mountain […]

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Editorial: W.Va. Ethics Commission right on conflict of interest

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins:   Local officials must respect public’s trust West Virginia is full of small towns and counties in which it can be difficult for public officials to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest. Sometimes, the best person for a local government job may be related to a municipal or county […]

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Editorial: Understanding how W.Va. government works is essential to democracy

From The Journal of Martinsburg:   Many Americans don’t understand their government. It’s true we can’t comprehend lawmakers who fail to listen to their constituents, seem unable to reach a compromise, make a deal or get things done. But, that’s not actually what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the ugly truth that many citizens […]

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Opinion: WV House Speaker Armstead says President’s tax plan will benefit WV
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Opinion: WV House Speaker Armstead says President’s tax plan will benefit WV

By House Speaker Tim Armstead R-Kanawha County President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration. Last May, I was there when he stood in the Charleston Civic Center and pledged to “put the miners back to work.” In his first few […]

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COMMENTARY: Greater Fairmont second to none when it comes to honoring Veterans Day

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News Saturday is Veterans Day — a day we set aside to honor the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Communities around the state and nation will host various patriotic events to celebrate the national holiday. The Greater Fairmont area is certainly second to […]

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