Opinion

By February 16, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: The dog whistle the W.Va. governor does not hear

The Register-Herald of Beckley: We’re not sure what Gov. Jim Justice does not understand about “words matter,” but certainly, they do, as the governor’s own words this past week prove. And before we go further, let’s make this clear: We do not believe for a second that the governor is a racist. We do believe […]

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Opinion: West Virginia students deserve better education, career information
By February 16, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginia students deserve better education, career information

By Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson As West Virginia’s education policies evolve, so too is our growing recognition that a one-size-fits-all approach to planning for life after high school simple does not work for today’s youth. Students have more options than ever before, but we need to provide them with better information about the real-life consequences […]

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By February 16, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: The unquenchable H. John Rogers

By James A. Haught Among West Virginia’s flamboyant politicos, hardly anyone (except maybe A. James Manchin) matched the off-the-wall career of H. John Rogers, who grabbed headlines as he ran unsuccessfully for nearly everything. During a 1980 campaign appearance in Charleston in front of television cameras, he startled everyone by slugging WSAZ-TV reporter Loren Tobia. Another time, at […]

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What is the W.Va. Public Service Commission and what does it do?
By February 13, 2020 Read More →

What is the W.Va. Public Service Commission and what does it do?

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of education columns from WVPSC Chairman Charlotte R. Lane. By Chairman Charlotte R. Lane,  Public Service Commission All West Virginians should have the opportunity to understand how your government works, including the responsibilities and activities of state agencies.  To that end, I am beginning a regular […]

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By February 12, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: Funding for cracker plan a sound investment

From The Wheeling News-Register: Ohio state officials revealed last week that they are pumping another $20 million into the proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, located across the Ohio River from Moundsville, W.Va. That brings total state involvement through JobsOhio to $70 million — for a project that has not yet been announced officially […]

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By February 12, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. policymakers should help make renewable energy more attractive

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: As supporters of an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, which ultimately leads to better prices for consumers and improves national security by making us energy independent, we urge W.Va. lawmakers to consider increasing efforts to advance renewable energy development. This, by no means, lessens the importance of natural gas, which the […]

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At the Capitol: W.Va. Miley offers frank assessment of state
By February 10, 2020 Read More →

At the Capitol: W.Va. Miley offers frank assessment of state

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association Day 30 of the 60-day regular session of the Legislature was marked by an unusually frank assessment of the state of the state by a long-serving legislator who is not seeking re-election this year. Speaking at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast, House Minority […]

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WV House Speaker Hanshaw notes criminal justice reforms have been a legislative priority
By February 7, 2020 Read More →

WV House Speaker Hanshaw notes criminal justice reforms have been a legislative priority

WV House, Senate leaders provide update at session’s halfway point By Charles Young, The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON — On Thursday, the 30th day of the legislative session, leaders from the House of Delegates and state Senate provided an update on progress on key issues and outlined what they think can be accomplished by session’s end […]

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Opinion: Transparency an important step forward for Rx prices
By February 4, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Transparency an important step forward for Rx prices

By Jane Marks AARP West Virginia State President It should come as no surprise that many AARP members in the Mountain State and nationally tell us they can’t afford the medications they need, and are forced to make difficult choices as a result. In a recent survey of voters age 50 and older, four out […]

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At the W.Va. Capitol: School calendar, regional jails, DUI
By February 3, 2020 Read More →

At the W.Va. Capitol: School calendar, regional jails, DUI

By Phil Kabler For W.Va. Press At a session that Administration Secretary Allan McVey described as “the slowest session I think I’ve ever seen,” debate over a proposed change to school calendars highlighted the third full week of the 60-day regular session of the Legislature. A proposal to push back the start of the public school year until after Labor Day dominated House of Delegates floor […]

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