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By July 30, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Addiction – bureaucracy should seek more budget cuts

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: With its budget zeroed out for 2017-18, and the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention likely to be reduced from an 8-person staff to one, there are folks — particularly in Charleston — pointing to the office as a prime example of the evils of budget cuts. People will […]

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Editorial: Increasing diversity on police force

From The Wheeling News-Register: Wheeling City Council members were urged a few days ago to increase diversity on the city’s police force. Just one of the 66 officers falls into the black or biracial category, officials were told. And, they were urged, more diversity training is needed for officers. The latter is doable. Police Chief […]

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Editorial: W.Va. capitol dome worth the cost

From The Journal of Martinsburg: West Virginia government finances are tight, these days. State legislators and Gov. Jim Justice felt they had to increase taxes and fees by about $130 million a year merely to take care of our roads and bridges. Special interests and government-funded entities have complained vociferously that they are not getting […]

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Editorial: West Virginia citizens, visitors serve as great travel promoters

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Two years ago, the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism promoted a new travel campaign: Real. It’s a great campaign, still ongoing, and at the time the agency included a commendable effort to get West Virginia residents involved in promoting the state using social media. This year, in conjunction […]

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Editorial: Being armed can mean dangerous

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  Most would agree no traffic stop is routine. Some would say they are terribly risky, including the U.S. 4th Circuit of Appeals in a decision. That case involved a felon, who was arrested in the state’s Eastern Panhandle in March 2014, with a gun in his pocket following a […]

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Editorial: State treasurers putting pressure on drug company

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: The drug companies make the profits, and the public pays the bills. For most of the last 10 years, that has been the story of the opioid epidemic. Drug companies have made billions on the sale of painkillers that they touted as safe and non-addictive. Meanwhile, thousands of users fell […]

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business

By Mac Warner W.Va. Secretary of State Laser focus on election integrity, customer-oriented service for businesses, and protecting our state’s most vulnerable citizens are the core strengths of the Office of the Secretary of State during the first six months of this administration. As West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State, I’m pleased to report that […]

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By July 26, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Capito proving loyal to state

The Journal editorial If there is one thing certain to get the hackles of West Virginians and East Ohioans up, it is telling us that trying to do the right thing is, well, wrong. Two of our U.S. senators are being accused of just that. It has proved so difficult to repeal and replace the […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Angry phone call underscores problem with current social culture

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:  My ears are burning from the profanity-laden tirade on the other end of the phone line. The caller is not just angry, but enraged. The F-word punctuates most sentences — as an adjective and a verb. The caller is upset about a story in the day’s newspaper. As I try […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: More unemployed W.Va. coal mine workers being called back

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: In another sign of life for the coal industry, Komatsu Mining Corp. (formerly Joy Global) has called back 65 workers and will hire 15 more due to a “uptick in work in the mining industry.” The workers were called back on the job last week. The new workers that will be hired […]

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