Opinion

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Column: Newspaper public notices serve the public interest

By Misty Poe Editor The Times West Virginian of Fairmont A primary purpose of the Times West Virginian is to serve the public by holding government at all levels accountable to local residents. We do that with daily coverage of city, county and state government, and also by publishing paid public notices in the classified […]

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Endorsement: Warner should be secretary of state

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia’s secretary of state has two big jobs: overseeing clean elections, and serving businesses without getting in their way. Mac Warner has the experience and skill to do both. Warner has solid plans to make the election process more accessible and secure, and to make it easier to […]

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Endorsement: John Perdue for WV treasurer

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail – Gazette editorial page: Under the leadership of Democratic Treasurer John Perdue, the Treasurer’s Office has computerized its bill-paying system, returned more than $160 million of unclaimed property to rightful owners, and launched the SMART529 plan in which more than 30,000 West Virginians have invested $427 million for their children’s and […]

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Endorsement: Urling, McCuskey bring something different

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail – Daily Mail editorial page: Through the state’s financial turmoil, most eyes have been on the Legislature and governor’s office as they attempt to work with shortfalls in tax collections and an oversized government to balance the state’s budget and plan for the future. But perhaps taxpayers should more closely scrutinize […]

By October 23, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Cole for governor of W.Va.

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: In the race for governor of West Virginia, there is only one candidate who is best qualified to navigate the Mountain State through its current financial crisis. Republican Bill Cole, in his current role as Senate President, has been fighting for the past 19 months to right the financial ship […]

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Endorsement: Jenkins is good choice for Congress

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: In his first term in Congress, Evan Jenkins has effectively represented his district on national issues and established a solid record of constituent service. In Washington, where seniority matters greatly, that is a good start. In 2014, the 56-year-old Republican and Huntington native defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall to […]

By October 23, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Justice will lead economic diversification

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: Every election season, our state and nation seem to be “standing at a crossroads.” But for the 2016 West Virginia governor’s race, that political clich actually rings true. The coal industry, which has been the economic engine and identity for the Mountain State for generations, has experienced a major […]

By October 23, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Leadership — Bill Cole should be our next governor

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing our next governor. We need Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for our state. For decades, West Virginia’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men and women who mined coal, produced […]

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

True hunter won’t cross line between hunting, killing

An editorial from The Times West Virginian  FAIRMONT, W.Va. — We always find it very unfortunate when a few people don’t follow the rules. The vast majority of hunters in West Virginia respect nature and the animals who inhabit the wilderness. Whether it’s done for sport or for food or for trophies, the practice is […]

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By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Was Tomblin’s trip abroad really a good idea?

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With the state’s current budget woes and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin coming to the end of his two terms in office, it would be easy to criticize his current nine-day trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland. And trust us, we were prepared to do just […]

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