Opinion

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EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton best suited to be president

From the Times  West Virginian of Fairmont: The choice West Virginians face in next month’s presidential election should not be based on problematic promises, including Donald Trump’s populist vow to return to the boom days of coal mining. Serious examination is required into the experience, knowledge and pragmatic record of the candidates, and the level […]

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Editorial: Justice’s Unpaid Taxes Troubling

From The Wheeling News-Register: Billionaire businessman Jim Justice says that if West Virginians will just elect him governor, he can repair most of what’s wrong with our state. He could start right now — by paying the more than $3.5 million in delinquent taxes he reportedly owes the state. Justice, who has the money to […]

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Column: Does competitive state tax rate boost state’s economy?

By John Miller Executive Editor The Exponent Telegram As West Virginia faces an ongoing and unprecedented decline in state tax revenues, it is obvious that our elected leaders must explore ways to eliminate any expense considered waste by today’s standards and look for new revenue opportunities. Taxes matter to business. They affect location decisions, job […]

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Editorial: Trump video is the final straw: We are with her

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: Donald Trump has left us with no choice but to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. The Republican candidate for president has exposed himself for who he is on multiple fronts on myriad occasions, and it is neither a pretty sight nor a comforting thought. Damning, disgusting […]

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Editorial: W.Va. debate was informational event

From The Journal of Martinsburg: If you watched or listened to the Tuesday night televised debate between the two leading contenders for governor of West Virginia, chances are that unless you are a true policy wonk, you learned something about both of them. Both Republican Bill Cole and Democrat Jim Justice expounded upon their visions […]

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Editorial: States need to invest in drug prevention efforts

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: The most important part of fighting the drug epidemic is often the last thing we think about. For years, there has been a strong focus on policing and prosecution, and in recent years a greater emphasis on treatment and recovery. But what about efforts to stop addiction before it starts? […]

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Column: : Opportunity abounds in natural gas

By Delegate Frank Deem West Virginia has a greater percentage of its workforce unemployed than any other state. We also have a greater percentage of our young people addicted to drugs than any other state. It’s been said that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop and that the loss of one’s job is more […]

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Editorial: If Justice wants to be WV governor, he needs to act like it

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Democratic candidate for governor Jim Justice portrays himself as a homespun West Virginia everyman, asking voters to just trust in his enthusiasm and love for the state. If he really wants to be governor, it’s past time to start being the guy who actually pays his taxes, fines and pledges. An NPR […]

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Editorial: Few tangible ideas exchanged in governor debate

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: While trading barbs with each other, both major party nominees for governor agreed in their first debate that West Virginia faces some grim problems: The drug epidemic “threatens to wipe out a generation,” Republican Bill Cole said. It’s so severe that “we don’t have a quality work force,” Democrat Jim Justice added. […]

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Gov. Tomblin Column: Celebrating community service
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Gov. Tomblin Column: Celebrating community service

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Community service is a cornerstone of our way of life in the Mountain State. As West Virginians, we take pride in our communities, and volunteer organizations like AmeriCorps have facilitated thousands of volunteers from West Virginia and beyond in making a positive difference in our state. Today, we celebrate a […]

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