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By May 15, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Historic Stone Span Is Worth Preserving

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Try this, for fun: Go to an engineer and ask her or him to design a highway bridge that will last a century. Be prepared to get laughed out of the office. It can be done. We in Wheeling are fortunate to have two such bridges. The Suspension Bridge over […]

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Editorial: Solving plastics pollution won’t be easy, but needs to happen

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: A new agreement signed by 187 countries — although not the United States — will impact how countries can discard plastic waste. But it remains uncertain what impact the new accord will have on the ever-growing use of plastic. CNN reported Saturday that plastic has now been added to […]

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Editorial: Looking at honesty among W.Va. magistrates

From The Wheeling News-Register: Late last month, former Ohio County Magistrate Harry Radcliffe pleaded guilty in federal court to a single charge involving a tax conspiracy. His attorney said the case was about failure to report some income on his tax return. Other charges against Radcliffe, including one of soliciting and accepting bribes from a […]

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Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was largely missing at one of […]

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Editorial: W.Va. Attorney General Morrisey deserves credit for pain pill settlement

It is a measure of the ultra-politicized times in which we live that West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is being criticized by some for his handling of a lawsuit settlement for a whopping $37 million. Could the state have collected more from drug distributor the McKesson Corp.? Maybe. Maybe not. But the bottom line […]

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Editorial: Will Manchin enter W.Va. gubernational race?

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Will he or won’t he? It is one of the biggest questions swirling around West Virginia politics at the moment. Joe Manchin, a Democrat who was just re-elected to a second term in the U.S. Senate last year, has been openly talking in recent weeks about the possibility of running for […]

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Editorial: Government derelict in aiding people hurt by disasters

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Even in these increasingly partisan times, it wasn’t so long ago that Republicans and Democrats could at least agree on matters that involved relief funding for areas hit hard by disasters. But even that has become a slog in the past few years. That’s illustrated by the current stalemate over […]

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Opinion: Educators want flexibility. They should be looking at chartering.

By Nelson Smith The words “flexible” or “flexibility” appear 30 times in the 32-page report “West Virginia’s Voice” which summarizes the state’s recent education-policy forums. School leaders and district administrators feel hamstrung by a multitude of restrictions on how they spend the money Charleston sends.  A principal may be getting funding she can only spend on […]

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By April 15, 2019 Read More →

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Governor slides off the rails at chamber dinner

The Register-Herald editorial Turns out that Gov. Jim Justice, the featured speaker at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Friday night, was the source of all entertainment, too, though no one was laughing, other than derisively, or applauding, other than politely. The governor hosted a pity party for the image of a […]

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By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. system for rehabilitating criminals is broken

From The Times West Virginian:  On March 12, Times West Virginian reporter Eddie Trizzino reported on a high-speed pursuit that began in Marion County and ended in Harrison County, resulting in the arrest of Ryan Thomas Heflin. According to police, Heflin had stolen a vehicle only a few days prior to the chase, although the […]

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