Opinion

Opinion: Much more than money; The many roles of foundations
By July 31, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Much more than money; The many roles of foundations

By Janell E. Ray Chief Executive Officer Pallottine Foundation of Huntington The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington has just passed a milestone — the application deadline for our first round of grantmaking in the 20 counties we serve in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. The Foundation’s mission, to support transformative health initiatives that empower all individuals […]

Opinion: Accurate voter registration lists are first step in election integrity
By July 31, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Accurate voter registration lists are first step in election integrity

By Mac Warner West Virginia Secretary of State  There is much concern over election integrity as we approach the 2020 election. However, West Virginians can rest assured that as our state’s top election official, I have been working diligently with county clerks and other officials throughout the state to secure our elections, and to ensure […]

By July 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. residents need Insulin Price Reduction Act to become federal law

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg, W.Va.: In a state where studies show more than 250,000 people have some form of diabetes, the cost of insulin is a major issue. West Virginia has the highest percentage of people affected by some form of diabetes. So when insulin prices nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, and […]

By July 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: WVU working to keep rural W.Va. residents healthy

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Many Americans living in urban or fast-growing suburban areas don’t even think about access to health care. It is just around the corner, figuratively and sometimes literally speaking. West Virginia is different. In most of our rural state, help from a doctor or nurse can mean driving for an hour […]

Opinion: Feeding 7.7 billion people
By July 25, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Feeding 7.7 billion people

By James A. Haught When I was born in 1932, the world had 2 billion people.  Today, the global population has swelled to 7.7 billion – soon to quadruple in a single lifetime. How can the planet feed the mushrooming manswarm?  Here are some thoughts: I grew up in a meager farming region of West Virginia: the Big […]

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Editorial: Data obtained by newspapers on opioid crisis is an eye-opener for W.Va.
By July 24, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Data obtained by newspapers on opioid crisis is an eye-opener for W.Va.

From the The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Thanks to government lawsuits and the persistence of several major newspapers, the latest release of information on the opioid crisis has now been made public. And it is stunning. The information on drugs shipped across the country from 2006 to 2012 shows a pharmaceutical industry that churned opioids […]

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Editorial: More manufacturing jobs coming to Bluefield, W.Va.
By July 24, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: More manufacturing jobs coming to Bluefield, W.Va.

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: More jobs are coming to Bluefield. Industrial Plating & Machine (IPM), located just outside of the city limits on U.S. Route 52, is looking to add up to 100 new employees. The company manufactures precision parts for various industries, and is in need of machinists, welders and mechanics. Ronnie Marshall, IPM senior vice president, said […]

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By July 21, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Cracker plant outlook promising but still not a certainty

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Some area residents have kept our fingers crossed for so long that we may require medical help to untwine them. Yes, we’re talking about the cracker plant. Another promising development was reported this week. It was that funding to develop the cracker plant site at Dilles Bottom has been committed. […]

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By June 24, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. cities’ population losses must be stopped

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Huntington and Charleston have lost population each year since the 2010 census. In fact, only 32 of West Virginia’s incorporated cities and towns saw their populations increase in the eight years between the 2010 census and 2018. Huntington now has about 46,048 people, […]

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Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?
By June 24, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.: Included in a major public education improvement bill passed by the state Senate are provisions allowing a few charter schools in West Virginia. Opponents of the idea, including the three unions representing many school employees, were furious. Now, another multifaceted education bill, HB 206, has been passed in the […]

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