Opinion

By February 3, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: W.VA. House of Delegates Report week ending Feb. 2

By Jared Hunt WV House of Delegates Communications Director CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates finished its fourth week of the 2018 regular session with much of the attention focused on how to best structure pay increases and health insurance for teachers and state employees. As the state Senate this week debated Gov. Jim […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Senator Capito, R-WV, talks State of Union in video address

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., in her weekly video address, talks about the State of the Union address, and joining U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., to welcome Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to West Virginia at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs:   Senator Capito’s Weekly Address to West […]

Life 101 Columnist Linda Arnold: The poison of resentment
By February 3, 2018 Read More →

Life 101 Columnist Linda Arnold: The poison of resentment

By Linda Arnold Life 101 Columnist CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to get sick. Find out why a grudge is one of the heaviest things you could carry. Holding a grudge hurts you more than the other person. This brief video explains why resentment is one of our most […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Help available for West Virginians with unexpected spike on electric bill

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Last month’s brutal deep freeze took a toll on families across the region. Many experienced frozen water lines and leaks associated with the unprecedented cold spell. Now some also are reporting a significant spike in their monthly electric bills. While this is certainly challenging for those families who are living on a […]

James A. Haught: The crusading Charleston Gazette
By January 31, 2018 Read More →

James A. Haught: The crusading Charleston Gazette

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A newspaper is a living thing — and it’s tragic for The Charleston Gazette-Mail to fall victim to ruthless economic troubles that are ravaging print journalism. I’ve been here 67 years, chiefly at the Gazette, while the paper waged endless struggles to keep government clean and improve life for West […]

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By January 28, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Legislative commitment needed for higher education

From The Times West Virginian of Fairmont, W.Va.: West Virginia state policymakers are taking a look at retooling the way taxpayer money is funneled to the state’s colleges and universities, and the possibility they are studying targets the proper goals. Let’s just hope in making any changes, however, that lawmakers don’t further reduce the state’s […]

By January 28, 2018 Read More →

WV House bill would allow lawsuits against state or officials to be filed in counties, not just Kanawha County

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  If you want to file a lawsuit against a state agency or official in West Virginia, be prepared for lots of trips to Charleston and the expense of sending your attorney there, too. State law limits such suits to Kanawha County Circuit Court. That is absurd — and, frankly, an […]

By January 28, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Congress steps up to support family caregivers

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: You know – or maybe you are – one of our nation’s dedicated family caregivers. An estimated 40 million Americans and 300,000 West Virginians are working regularly to provide at-home care for their parents, spouses, children or other adults with disabilities. Some days they help their loved ones eat, bathe […]

By January 28, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia at top of nation’s public health emergency with opioids

 From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:  With President Trump’s renewed declaration of a national public health emergency as a result of  the opioid epidemic, area lawmakers are now hoping to see additional federal dollars allocated toward fighting this deadly crisis. The extension of the public health emergency is a necessary step as the opioid epidemic is showing […]

By January 27, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: WV educators should reject idea of a strike

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Questioned about challenges facing public education in West Virginia, teachers sometimes respond that they’re doing the best they can with what they have. So are Mountain State taxpayers. Now, as many are preparing to do their state income tax returns and are thinking about paying property tax bills, is not […]