Opinion

Opinion: Congress must step up to stop nursing home deaths
By July 8, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Congress must step up to stop nursing home deaths

By Gaylene Miller State Director, AARP West Virginia Less than one percent of the nation’s population lives in nursing homes. But, residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities account for 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths nationally. Weeks before cities and states began closing down, COVID-19 was already ravaging America’s long-term care facilities. The […]

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Opinion: On this Independence Day, let’s protect our troops’ right to vote
By July 2, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: On this Independence Day, let’s protect our troops’ right to vote

By Mac Warner WV Secretary of State Right now, roughly 200,000 Americans are deployed overseas, and we ask them to risk their lives in some of the most dangerous, active war zones in the world. They trust our leaders and administration to make the right decision for our national interests — ultimately, at the potential cost of […]

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By June 9, 2020 Read More →

The Lincoln Journal, weekly newspaper in Hamlin, W.Va., hiring editor/reporter and design/layout

HAMLIN, W.Va. — The Lincoln Journal, a weekly newspaper in Hamlin, WV needs a full-time editor/reporter and also a design/layout person. Full-time editor/reporter — Duties will include writing stories, photography, pagination, editing, web site maintenance and updates, overseeing special sections, and helping with the total operation of a small, well-established newspaper in the county seat of a […]

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Opinion: County clerks are ready to provide safe and successful statewide primary Election in West Virginia
By May 29, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: County clerks are ready to provide safe and successful statewide primary Election in West Virginia

By Mac WarnerWest Virginia Secretary of State West Virginia’s Primary Election is well underway; 143,910 voters (12% of all registered voters) have already cast absentee ballots, and Early Voting started May 27. Not since 1863 when West Virginia voted to separate from Virginia have we experienced such a unique election. Two factors make this election exceptional: (1) […]

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Opinion: Absentee voting by mail is secure and safe as Pendleton County Clerk proves
By May 29, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Absentee voting by mail is secure and safe as Pendleton County Clerk proves

Release from Natalie Tennant Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Secretary of State candidate Natalie Tennant praised Pendleton County Clerk Elise White and her staff for their actions to stop the alleged manipulation of absentee voting request forms by a rural mail carrier. Thomas Cooper, a Republican, is accused of altering eight absentee ballot requests by changing […]

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WV Public Service Commission: Railroad Safety
By May 12, 2020 Read More →

WV Public Service Commission: Railroad Safety

By Charlotte R. Lane, chairman Public Service Commission of West Virginia The Public Service Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing federal and state railroad safety regulations.  Trains are a vital component of our transportation system and our economy, carrying people, goods and materials across the country every day.  This year National Train Day is […]

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Opinion: PSC in the fight against the coronavirus
By April 23, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: PSC in the fight against the coronavirus

By Charlotte R. Lane, chairman Public Service Commission of West Virginia The Public Service Commission of West Virginia takes its role during the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and has taken many steps to keep our citizens and our employees safe.  The Commission acted early, urging all utility companies operating in the state to suspend utility […]

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Campaign Opinion: W.Va. Gubernatorial Candidate Woody Thrasher – ‘Hero Pay’ bait and switch a typical Justice tactic
By April 23, 2020 Read More →

Campaign Opinion: W.Va. Gubernatorial Candidate Woody Thrasher – ‘Hero Pay’ bait and switch a typical Justice tactic

By Woody Thrasher Candidate for Governor Gov. Jim Justice needlessly created confusion and a no-win situation for county commissioners when he granted $100,000 to each of our 55 counties to reward public employees who are responding to the coronavirus emergency. He called it “hero pay.” He was wrong. Justice continually fails to understand government funds […]

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Coronavirus Update: Opinion – Innovating how we stay connected
By April 17, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: Opinion – Innovating how we stay connected

By Jane Marks AARP West Virginia State President AARP recognizes the on-going Covid-19 pandemic is a challenging time for all as we try to adjust, distance, cope with loss of employment, ill family members, and so much more. We know that our older adults are our most vulnerable. The recommendations we are to follow to […]

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Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia
By March 20, 2020 Read More →

Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia

By Bill Schwartz Candidate for W.Va. Supreme Court In 2018 our Supreme Court and our state faced a real constitutional crisis. $32,000 couches and over 3-million-dollar office renovations for justices outraged taxpayers – and I was one of them. As an award-winning lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in West Virginia Courts I decided to […]