Opinion

By November 14, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

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Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary
By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than 500 school systems across the country […]

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By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Fallen journalists deserve a memorial

By Barbara Cochran Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives. Just 15 months ago the deadliest attack on journalists in U.S. history took place at the office of the […]

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By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Congress should act on miners’ pensions, black lung program

From The Exponent Telegram: Maybe it was the bankruptcy of Murray Energy. Perhaps it was the constant pressure of the United Mine Workers Union and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Or likely it was the fact that 2020 is an election year. Whatever changed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s mind on sponsorship of a bill […]

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By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Saving small schools in W.Va. may be a hopeless quest

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Parents in the Genoa community of Wayne County could be about to lose their elementary school. They’re trying to stop the school’s consolidation into Dunlow Elementary, 11 miles to the south on W.Va. 152, but the battle may be over before it begins. Last week, the Wayne County Board of […]

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Editorial: Legislative hearings may be needed to uncover ongoing problems with Rise West Virginia
By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Legislative hearings may be needed to uncover ongoing problems with Rise West Virginia

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: About a week ago, state officials announced the RISE West Virginia program had completed 75 homes for victims of the devastating June 2016 floods in southern counties. Unless enormous progress in RISE is recorded during the next couple of months, state legislators convening the regular annual session in January […]

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Media Alert – Op-Ed available: Honoring and serving veterans beyond Veterans Day
By November 7, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert – Op-Ed available: Honoring and serving veterans beyond Veterans Day

By Cabinet Secretary Dennis Davis W.Va. Department of Veterans Assistance Veterans Day is upon us, and we should take time on this day to honor and celebrate those who served this country. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I, […]

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By October 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Mystery Trip! W.Va. Tourism Office deserves praise

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: On a national stage, West Virginia does not always enjoy the greatest of reputations. Most people, if they understand there is a West Virginia at all, have a general idea of us as backward, poor, maybe drug-addicted and living in a land like something out of “Deliverance.” (That was Georgia, people. […]

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Editorial: More foster parents leads to a better system in W.Va.
By October 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: More foster parents leads to a better system in W.Va.

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Child abuse and neglect is a crisis in West Virginia. That, in turn, has created a crisis in the state’s foster care system, as it grapples not only with the sheer number of children removed from homes, but being able to retain enough caseworkers and making sure the infrastructure of the […]

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By October 21, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: WVU keeping education affordable

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee actually was being a bit modest when he spoke of affordability during his State of the University speech last week. “Only six out of 50 flagship (state) universities are affordable for most students, according to a recent Institute for Higher Education Policy report,” […]

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