Opinion

By November 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Understanding how W.Va. government works is essential to democracy

From The Journal of Martinsburg:   Many Americans don’t understand their government. It’s true we can’t comprehend lawmakers who fail to listen to their constituents, seem unable to reach a compromise, make a deal or get things done. But, that’s not actually what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the ugly truth that many citizens […]

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Opinion: WV House Speaker Armstead says President’s tax plan will benefit WV
By November 9, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: WV House Speaker Armstead says President’s tax plan will benefit WV

By House Speaker Tim Armstead R-Kanawha County President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration. Last May, I was there when he stood in the Charleston Civic Center and pledged to “put the miners back to work.” In his first few […]

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COMMENTARY: Greater Fairmont second to none when it comes to honoring Veterans Day

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News Saturday is Veterans Day — a day we set aside to honor the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Communities around the state and nation will host various patriotic events to celebrate the national holiday. The Greater Fairmont area is certainly second to […]

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By November 7, 2017 Read More →

OPINION: Mountaineer drinking culture continues to grow

By KAMERON DUNCAN The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s no secret that West Virginia University students love to have a good time. Throughout both semesters, Friday and Saturday nights in Morgantown mean that the streets are filled with students partying or otherwise socializing. Tailgating on football gamedays is also a Mountaineer tradition, with students […]

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By November 4, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Regional Jail Authority deals with costly, unsafe, unsustainable cycle

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Taxpaying citizens of West Virginia are rightly concerned at the lack of oversight last week at South Central Regional Jail, where an inmate not only escaped, but his absence escaped detection for 37 hours. Todd Wayne Boyes, 43, escaped from the regional jail near Southridge Center around 6 a.m. Wednesday, the Gazette-Mail’s […]

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Editorial: W.Va. Should not miss out on a good bet – online gambling

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  West Virginia did not have to be put in the position of playing catch-up to other states on an excellent money-making opportunity, legalized sports and online gambling. But as of this week, that is where we are. It has been suggested for years that the Mountain State, which already permits […]

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Editorial: Medical marijuana is serious subject not taken lightly

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: You can find the medical marijuana survey at medcanwv.org. If you read the results of many surveys, you wonder whether to take them seriously. Of course, that is if they don’t jive with your opinion about that subject. However, when surveys are not taken in isolation, they can be […]

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Editorial: Sharpe Hospital’s loss of Medicare, Medicaid funding causing issues throughout mental health care

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: For years, complaints have mounted at Sharpe Hospital in Weston, from lack of staffing to poor quality of care. Now, the hospital has lost the ability to be reimbursed through the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs, leading to shakeup of how mental health care is being provided throughout the […]

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Opinion: U.S. Senator Capito says President Trump’s tax vision Is the right one for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement about the need to pass comprehensive tax reform: “President Trump’s tax vision is the right one for West Virginia—and anyone who says otherwise has it wrong. Tax reform will help the roughly half of American families who are living paycheck to […]

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Opinion: WV Center on Budget, Policy says GOP tax plan offers nothing to most West Virginians

Plan paves way for cuts to education, health care, other key programs CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following the release of the House Republicans’ new tax proposal, Ted Boettner Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released the following statement: “The House GOP tax plan released yesterday is an expensive new giveaway to wealthy households and major […]

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