Opinion

By December 5, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Substance abuse council a good move; Eastern Panhandle deserves a voice

The Journal News Monday from the Governor’s Office highlighted the addition of a new state substance abuse council. We applaud this effort. The state of West Virginia has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Any effort to halt the devastation is badly needed. While the state and Gov. Jim Justice’s administration deserve credit for establishing […]

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By December 4, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Reporter’s Notebook — ‘Tis the election season again

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Much like Christmas seems to start before October even ends, the next election seems to start as soon as the last one ends. The 2018 election was Nov. 6 and we’re just barely into December. Yet, people are either announcing their pre-candidacies or are starting to […]

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Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia
By December 3, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia

New West Virginia coalition will help improve patient care and quality of life By Delegate Amy Summers R-Taylor, 49thDistrict West Virginia cancer patients and their families need all the support they can get. A new State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care will improve the quality of life of these seriously ill patients and their families […]

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By November 26, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Coming Home — Healthcare’s Role in West Virginia’s Economic Comeback

By Andy McKenzie Former W.Va. State Senator and Mayor of Wheeling Healthcare and the health of West Virginians has an integral role in the economic comeback of our statethat’s happening right now. Under the superior leadership of Governor Jim Justice, the state has alreadymade financial history, including: • The largest first-quarter tax revenue collection in […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginians should show support with Small Business Saturday

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Those of you braving the Black Friday shopping crowds today might wish you had waited a day — stayed out of the herd, as it were — to shop with a little less of the madness, on Small Business Saturday. Each year, smaller, locally owned, brick and mortar retailers […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Pick judicial experience and Tabit for W.Va. Supreme Court

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: In the weeks ahead, as Gov. Jim Justice weighs the qualifications of nominees to fill the Supreme Court of Appeals vacancy left by the resignation of Allen Loughry, we hope he steers clear of appointing yet another politician – as he did twice in his first and second runs at […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Department of Education must ensure program is a money-saver

From The Wheeling News-Register:  An initiative by the West Virginia Department of Education to repair old computers and other electronic devices instead of selling them at auction sounds like a wonderful idea. The concept of recycling and reusing has built-in appeal. But is it saving taxpayers money? When state government wears out many types of […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia Turnpike patrols remind us all to drive safely

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: People driving the West Virginia Turnpike during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can expect to see extra road patrols by the Public Service Commission. The patrols will check commercial trucks for speeding and defective equipment. It’s something the West Virginia Trucking Association welcomes. “Safety is our number one goal. […]

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By November 21, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. should curb settlements in BRIM lawsuits

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Was West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner acting illegally when he fired and replaced 16 employees in his agency, not long after taking office in January 2017? It is a question to which Mountain State residents deserve an answer — but we may never get it. Pointing out the […]

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By November 21, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Abandoned coal mines could prove to be gold for West Virginia

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg:  Generations of mining have left scars on West Virginia’s landscape, but new initiatives and federal funding may help heal some of those scars and create needed jobs in some of the most depressed parts of the state. Case in point is a new meat processing facility in Kanawha County […]

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