Opinion

By August 31, 2016 Read More →

Adressing attendance, unruliness go hand-in-hand

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As the majority of area schoolchildren enter their third week of classes, we’re pleased to see such an emphasis placed on keeping students in class. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano made school attendance a focal point upon his arrival about a year ago. Martirano […]

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By August 31, 2016 Read More →

It’s bad manners to bite the hand

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia got some welcome news last week. A round of President Obama’s POWER initiative grants will pour $16 million into infrastructure and entrepreneurship projects to help West Virginians get back to work. It is money well spent and well-deserved. Just because the world is moving […]

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By August 30, 2016 Read More →

Teach students not to get a job, but create one

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For generations, the societal expectations for recent high school and college graduates were simple: get a job. It’s time for that line of thinking to change. Not that we don’t want new graduates to work. Quite the opposite — society still expects every capable citizen […]

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By August 30, 2016 Read More →

Congress should bar stream rule

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — When Barack Obama became president, more than half the electricity generated in the United States came from coal-fired power plants. Coal was the most economical means of providing electricity. Now, electricity from gas costs about the same as that from coal. Only about 40 percent of the […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Parents must take steps to protect children

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia kids are in trouble, and doctors say it is a lack of initiative on the part of parents that is to blame. No other state has fewer young children with all recommended vaccinations. According to the 2015 National Immunization Survey, approximately one-third of […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Grants promote new growth, new directions

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In 1940, a half a million people worked in the coal mining industry in the United States, and 130,000 of those workers were in West Virginia. Even though mechanization and above-ground extraction had dramatically reduced the employment to about 30,000 West Virginians by the mid-’90s, the mining workforce […]

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By August 26, 2016 Read More →

Are we ready for the future of cars?

An editorial from the Weirton Daily Times  WEIRTON, W.Va. — Like it or not, self-driving cars are no longer on the way. They’re here. They’re not as smart as they’re going to become, yet, but it probably won’t be long before drivers are able to hop on the interstates and speed off to Columbus or Charleston […]

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By August 26, 2016 Read More →

Cancel change on Food Stamps

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Imagine an issue on which all four U.S. senators from West Virginia and Ohio — two Democrats and two Republicans — are in complete, cordial agreement. You can stop scratching your head. There is such a coalition, and it includes 43 other senators of both parties. Sens. […]

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By August 25, 2016 Read More →

Mylan’s ugly pricing affront to everyday Americans

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Life-threatening allergic reactions can come from some of the most benign places: An unexpected bee or wasp sting, or by unwittingly eating food that contains nuts. This form of a reaction, called anaphylaxis, is truly frightening. Here’s what the Mayo Clinic has to say about it: “The […]

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By August 25, 2016 Read More →

Wayne needs to be next stop on Hatfield-McCoy Trail

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When the Hatfield McCoy ATV Trail opened in 2000, the hope was to enhance outdoor tourism for nine southern West Virginia counties that were feeling the economic decline of the coal industry. One of those nine counties was Wayne County, and it is good to see that local […]

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