Opinion

By June 29, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Visiting national arts officials can see what W.Va. offers

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Several months ago, a couple of Kentucky lawmakers suggested the Appalachian Regional Commission move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to a location in the region it serves. It was a good idea — bureaucrats need to get outside the swamp once in a while to best serve taxpayers in […]

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By June 19, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: W.Va. lawmakers must embark on new initiatives on the economy

The Inter-Mountain editorial Increasing salaries paid to public school teachers in West Virginia was a step toward improving the state’s economy. The action, taken earlier this year by legislators, should make it easier to attract and retain educators. But, as West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee pointed out last week, the process of gaining […]

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Opinion: Travel W.Va. on her birthday
By June 14, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Travel W.Va. on her birthday

Sticker campaign celebrates the attractions that make West Virginia almost heaven   By Chelsea Ruby W.Va. Commissioner of Tourism Roots run deep in West Virginia — not just in the places where we live, but also in the places we visit. The summer travel season is upon us, and thousands of travelers are returning to […]

By May 25, 2018 Read More →

Gazette editorial: Can WV competently help its own flood survivors?

Charleston Gazette-Mail Gazette editorial Anyone who saw the devastation from the flood of June 2016 in Clendenin, Clay, Richwood, Rainelle, White Sulphur Springs and numerous other communities will never forget it. That’s why it’s so disheartening to learn that a program intended to help survivors of that disaster has apparently been adding to their problems, […]

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By May 16, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: The W.Va. Democratic Party must represent the working class

From The Spirit of Jefferson, Charles Town, W.Va.: MARY ANN CLAYTOR  For The Spirit of Jefferson As an adult, I have always thought that speaking out and speaking up is of the utmost importance.  As a child, I was molested by an adult neighbor; one of my biggest regrets from that experience is that I […]

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By May 13, 2018 Read More →

OPINION: Happy Mother’s Day

Weirton Daily Times editorial Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 104 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and cleaned […]

By May 13, 2018 Read More →

COLUMN: Where’s the integrity in cut-and-paste journalism?

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph The subject line on the email from a friend, a former journalist, was a succinct question. “Look familiar?” I clicked to open, then followed the link provided. I was directed to a purported “news” website — Par the Course — and a story that did indeed sound very familiar. […]

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Daily Mail short takes: On Stadelman, Alpha Technologies and Camden Park
By May 12, 2018 Read More →

Daily Mail short takes: On Stadelman, Alpha Technologies and Camden Park

Charleston Gazette-Mail Daily Mail editorial: Stadelman, one of W.Va.’s best The Charleston Daily Mail family, journalism and all of West Virginia lost a great one late Thursday with the death of former Daily Mail business reporter, managing editor and good friend to many, Chris Stadelman. A 1992 graduate of the Marshall University’s School of Journalism, […]

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By May 4, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Express your thoughts on PEIA

The Weirton Daily Times editorial West Virginia has its own “entitlement” problem, and it will be the subject of public meetings in our area during the next several weeks. Programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are the elephants in the room when talk turns to reining in deficit spending by the federal government. […]

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By April 26, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: #SaveStudentNewsrooms — the importance of student media

By KAMERON DUNCAN The Daily Athenaeum editorial It’s often said that college campuses are places where ideas can be shared and discussed in many different ways. After all, how many places offer the combination of thousands of individuals with many different viewpoints and life experiences? Colleges and universities offer students the opportunity to learn with […]

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