Opinion

By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Economic development incentives – An Investment Worth Making

By MIKE MYER Editor, The Intelligencer of Wheeling Republican legislators, along with a few Democrats, were leery of handing Gov. Jim Justice $105 million on what amounted to speculation. Justice billed his request as the Save Our State fund, but he had few details as to how the money would accomplish that. After being turned […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Phase Out W.Va. Tax on Inventory

From The Wheeling News-Register: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is advice West Virginia legislators should embrace in regard to tax reform. This has not been a good year for tax reform in our state, where we surely need something to help struggling families and give businesses an incentive to create […]

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Editorial: Economic report comes with a call to action

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: The findings of a study done at the behest of a West Virginia state agency and its two largest universities spell out what officials describe as a path forward to diversify and grow the state’s economy, but amid the opportunities spelled out in the report are also significant challenges. Neither […]

Column: Growth is possible, if WV embraces its strengths
By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Column: Growth is possible, if WV embraces its strengths

By Dr. Gordon Gee President, WVU University West Virginians deserve lives as soaring and as strong as the mountains that surround us. They deserve the economic security, stellar education and first-rate health care that would allow them to approach life’s starting line on an even footing with all Americans. For 150 years, West Virginia University […]

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers insight on free speech
By September 30, 2017 Read More →

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers insight on free speech

From C-SPAN: GEORGETOWN, Washington, D.C. — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke Sept. 26 at Georgetown University’s law school about free speech on college campuses. He told students that freedom of speech on college campuses was “under attack.” The attorney general also answered questions from the students, including one about NFL players taking a knee […]

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By September 27, 2017 Read More →

Gazette editorial: The president’s dangerous mental state

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial Several of America’s top psychologists have written a disturbing book: “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” It’s to be released Oct. 3 by St. Martin’s Press. The publisher declares: “The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists [is] that Trump is dangerously […]

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Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome
By September 26, 2017 Read More →

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

By JARED CASTO The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die,” John McGlone, an open-air preacher who made his first appearance on Marshall’s campus Monday, shouted through a megaphone as a group of instrumentalists played jazz music over top him. “Here’s the fun part, boys and girls,” he said. […]

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By September 25, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Latest health plan would harm our region

The Herald-Dispatch editorial To their credit, Congressional Republicans and GOP candidates seeking office in Congress over the last seven years have been persistent in saying they want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act enacted by Democrats and President Barack Obama. That’s clear by the dozens of futile votes while Obama was in office, […]

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Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia
By September 19, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most […]

By September 14, 2017 Read More →

OPINION: Justice says better communication needed at state level

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial When Mountain State lawmakers spoke before members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, they set out an agenda that should serve them well in 2018 legislative session … if they stick to it. Among the priorities will be continuing to downsize and streamline government — […]

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