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Editorial: Now is not the time to weaken W.Va. coal miners’ protection

The Times West Virginian of Fairmont: President Donald Trump, during his campaign in 2016 and since taking office, has stated clearly that he backs the coal industry. In the months ahead, we’ll likely find out whether his administration’s concern for the industry also extends to the health and safety of coal miners. The answer will […]

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Editorial: Gov. Justice won’t let West Virginia won’t be caught off guard at corrections facilities

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: Gov. Jim Justice’s executive order did not escape our notice last week. True, our governor’s knack for speaking and behaving like he’s on a stage often captures our attention. However, he still fails to win much beyond polite applause for his demeanor or his initiatives. But last week’s executive […]

Opinion: Amazing things await when we invest in West Virginians
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Opinion: Amazing things await when we invest in West Virginians

By Senator Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson President of the West Virginia State Senate Would you train and prepare for a marathon, run 25 of the 26.2 miles, and just quit? Well, no. Of course you wouldn’t. That doesn’t make much sense. There would be no incentive to put in all that hard work to stop just short of […]

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Editorial: West Virginia needs to push for accurate Census count

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: West Virginia is one of the most rural states in the country, according to the 2010 Census. About 48 percent of Mountain State residents live in what are considered “urban” clusters, according to population density. That does not just mean the state’s larger cities. Most of the state’s small towns […]

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Editorial: West Virginia and Virginia legislatures facing different obstacles

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: The upcoming legislative sessions in Charleston and Richmond, Va., could prove to be an interesting contrast of cooperation and chaos. In West Virginia, Republicans are now in full control of the House, Senate and the governor’s mansion. Jim Justice, who was elected to office as a Democrat, is now a Republican. […]

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Editorial: Bring natural gas storage hub to W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  West Virginia may well have an advantage over other potential locations for a major facility to store natural gas liquids. State officials and our delegation in Congress should pull out all the stops to make the project a reality for the Mountain State. Area residents have heard much talk of […]

Opinion —  U.S. Rep. Jenkins: 2017 was a year of wins for West Virginia
By January 4, 2018 Read More →

Opinion —  U.S. Rep. Jenkins: 2017 was a year of wins for West Virginia

By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. With the inauguration of President Donald Trump one year ago, America entered a new era of prosperity, hope and optimism. The president’s Make America Great Again strategy is putting American families first by creating jobs and growing our economy here at home. I’m proud to support our president and […]

By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. state government shouldn’t backpedal on Rock Creek Development Park

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who often espouses the need to “think big,” has some wondering whether he is actually thinking smaller in regard to one of his predecessor’s initiatives – the Rock Creek Development Park in the southern part of the state. Rock Creek was the brainchild of former […]

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By December 21, 2017 Read More →

Gazette editorial: Here comes the sun

Gazette editorial Charleston Gazette-Mail Just before noon today, an important yearly event will occur. Planet Earth will pass the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere stops tipping farther away from the sun, the winter solstice. The darkest, coldest time will reach its worst, then slowly begin to brighten again. Every schoolchild is taught […]

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By December 18, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: ‘Be Registered and Be Ready to Vote’ campaign spreading needed information

Times West Virginian editorial Wide availability of information is important with West Virginia’s voter identification law going into effect Jan. 1. That’s the purpose behind Secretary of State Mac Warner’s announcement last week of a new program to educate the public on the law. The “Be Registered and Be Ready to Vote” campaign, his office […]

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