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Editorial: W.Va. Tourism still in high demand

From The Journal of Martinsburg: In case you missed it, among the warnings of dire consequences from the election of President Donald Trump was the bottom would fall out of the tourism industry. It was referred to as the “Trump slump.” Tourists from other countries would not want to visit the United States, either because […]

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Editorial: Cracking down on ‘pill mills’

From the Wheeling News-Register: One might have thought a pharmacy in Boone County, W.Va., that for a decade filled prescriptions for pain pills averaging nearly a million a year would have raised eyebrows at the state Board of Pharmacy. Apparently not, to judge by the agency’s lapses for several years in helping to battle the […]

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Editorial: Incompetent — Justice should replace persons delaying audit

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:   “When I find out who is responsible heads will roll,” said Gov. Jim Justice, upon being called out for a mistake that could cause considerable difficulty for West Virginia’s two- and four-year colleges. Mountain State institutions of higher learning are being penalized by the U.S. Department of Education […]

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Editorial: Former State Delegate Denise Campbell still working for state, people

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: Applause to former Delegate Denise Campbell for her testimony before Senate Democrats in Washington on the pitfalls of proposed health care plans and the impact they would have on rural West Virginia. Campbell has long been an advocate for the people of the Mountain State, and it is good to […]

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Opinion: GOP race benefits Sen. Manchin

By Mike Myer Ogden Newspapers West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s announcement he is running for a U.S. Senate seat should have come as no surprise, though U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins. R-W.Va., no doubt had high hopes Morrisey would stay out of the race. What Morrisey’s entry means, in a nutshell, is that if Mountain […]

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Editorial: ‘Jim’s Promise’ for better roads, jobs

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday picked Harrison County as one of two locations in the state — the other was Putnam County — to kick off his statewide roads plan and also to plug an Oct. 7 special election to authorize the state to sell more construction bonds. Justice […]

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Editorial: Let’s escape unacceptable high road costs of West Virginia

From The Times West Virginian of Fairmont: Bad West Virginia roads bring significant costs. It’s more than the extra money state drivers are forced to pay for repairs when they fall victim to the all-too-common horrible road conditions. According to the U.S. Labor Department in an announcement Friday, West Virginia had the nation’s fifth-highest percentage […]

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Editorial: Surge of roadwork looks to be on tap

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  Perhaps Gov. Jim Justice’s road initiatives will sweep across the state like waves hitting a beach. But by now we’re all ready to settle for sustained ripples. This week, Transportation Secretary Tom Smith described the imminent road-building program in terms of waves to a contractors’ forum. Smith expects these […]

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Editorial: Colleges in W.Va. suffer another blow caused by state

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: As if the West Virginia legislature’s action to cut state support for higher education wasn’t enough, now we learn that tardiness on the part of someone in state government could complicate the finances of the state’s colleges and universities even further. The latest blow is represented by the U.S. Department […]

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Editorial: Trump to visit Boy Scouts Monday; Hope he returns soon

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: We are delighted that President Donald Trump has elected to pay tens of thousands of Boy Scouts a visit at the Summit Bechtel Reserve Monday. Besides the obvious attention such a visit showers upon the rest of us and our state, the president’s very presence will give those young lads […]

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