Opinion

Editorial: Can “red flag” laws be effective in W.Va.?
By August 14, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Can “red flag” laws be effective in W.Va.?

From The Journal of Martinsburg: Two West Virginia legislators have said our state needs a “red flag” law to ban access to firearms by dangerous people. The most obvious concern with that is how “dangerous” will be defined — and who will decide if a person’s Second Amendment rights will be taken away. Mass murders […]

Editorial: ‘Joke’ at your own risk in terms of free speech
By August 14, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Joke’ at your own risk in terms of free speech

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: The United States guarantees a right to free speech under the 1st Amendment, but American society has generally agreed that right only extends to the point where it infringes on the rights of others. That’s not unreasonable. What someone says or how they might say it has brought certain peril in […]

10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 14
By August 14, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 14

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FALLOUT FOR PLACIDO DOMINGO AFTER MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS Two music companies cancel appearances by the opera legend and […]

By August 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Wheeling, W.Va. should collect money Owed by OVMC parent company

From The Wheeling News-Register: If they have not done so already, Wheeling officials should proceed with the utmost dispatch in collecting money owed to the city by Ohio Valley Medical Center and its California-based parent company, Alecto Healthcare Services. OVMC owes the city more than $600,000 for which, we assume, Alecto is responsible. Because the […]

Opinion: Back to school means even more this year as real education reform brings much-needed changes to W.Va.
By August 12, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Back to school means even more this year as real education reform brings much-needed changes to W.Va.

By Senator Mitch Carmichael President of the West Virginia Senate When I became Senate President three years ago, one of my highest priorities was changing the trajectory of our state’s K-12 education system. My colleagues and I have big dreams for West Virginia: a stronger economy, more and better jobs, healthier citizens and communities. But […]

By August 11, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: WV DOH needs to get moving

From The Journal of Martinsburg: Repairing holes in the West Virginia Division of Highways pay schedule is just as important as filling in potholes, in the long run. Yet, despite being instructed nearly two years ago to do that, the agency has not completed the task. Attracting and keeping qualified, hard-working employees is a challenge […]

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By August 11, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Defending Our Right to Know in West Virginia

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: “Transparency” has become one of the favorite buzzwords used by politicians and candidates for office. All too often, they are about as transparent as a lump of coal. We suppose West Virginians ought to be grateful that we are reminded of that frequently. Another tipoff has come in regard to the […]

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By August 11, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Success in W.Va. takes more than a cool little vision

From the Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va.: A trifecta of unrelated stories over the course of the past couple of weeks speaks independently – if not in a coordinated manner – to the work that is going on in southern West Virginia to preserve our past, make the most of the environmental advantages just beyond the […]

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By August 11, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Gateway’s future rests in hands of Wayne County, W.Va.

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: The future of the Heartland Intermodal Gateway at Prichard remains uncertain, but Wayne County officials have until the end of the month to come up with a plan to rescue it. The rail-to-truck facility has never lived up to its promise of becoming a major shipping point for counties in […]

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Editorial: W.Va. Gov. Justice delivers with $20 million aid package to NCWV Airport
By August 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Gov. Justice delivers with $20 million aid package to NCWV Airport

From the The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Wow! Or make that, WOW!! In an effort that matched or exceeded pre-event hype, Gov. Jim Justice delivered in a big way on his promise of a “historic announcement” Tuesday afternoon at NCWV Airport. The governor announced $20 million in funding for the airport’s strategic growth initiative. The […]