Opinion

By January 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Who are the real rogues on W.Va. pipeline construction?

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette page:  A lobbyist for the natural gas industry told West Virginia legislators Tuesday progress on a pipeline stretching through the Mountain State was slowed because of “rogue environmental groups” challenging the project in the federal court system. In reality, Dominion Energy has halted construction after the Fourth Circuit Court of […]

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Opinion: For many, hope is dirty and loud
By January 8, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: For many, hope is dirty and loud

By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association and Moundsville, W.Va., native   If you haven’t already, take time to read Ken Ward’s article:  ‘Reasonably necessary’? How natural gas drilling is changing WV’s landscape: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/wv_troubled_transition/reasonably-necessary-how-natural-gas-drilling-is-changing-wv-s/article_b9853173-0147-52b1-ad2c-f3c5e293a7b1.html It’s excellent work. I thought about Ken’s article and the issues he outlined as I returned home […]

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By January 1, 2019 Read More →

OPINION: A New Year: We can make things better in 2019

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Today is the day on which we burden the coming year with a lot of unreasonable expectations, sometimes forgetting it is up to us to make them a reality. Sure, we carry out our traditions and hope for luck to help us along. But deep down each of us […]

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Opinion: Evangelicals vote, “Nones” falter
By December 29, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Evangelicals vote, “Nones” falter

By James A. Haught In the 2018 election, America’s shrinking segment of white evangelicals mobilized strongly for the Republican Party – but the rising cohort of nonreligious Americans failed to exert their full political power. As secularism grows relentlessly, white evangelicals have declined to a mere 15 percent of the U.S. population (down from 20 percent in 2012). […]

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By December 20, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Freedom of speech and the responsibilities of a free press

The Freedom of the press follows the right of free speech for all citizens. A free and unbiased press should never challenge the right of an individual or group to express an opinion, nor should it dampen expression of free speech by demonizing the source. The press has a responsibility to question an opinion and […]

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By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Freedom of speech and the responsibilities of a free press

The Freedom of the press follows the right of free speech for all citizens. A free and unbiased press should never challenge the right of an individual or group to express an opinion, nor should it dampen expression of free speech by demonizing the source. The press has a responsibility to question an opinion and […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: New W.Va. Commerce Secretary should provide an update On China Energy

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: … Last week, Gov. Jim Justice announced … C. Edward Gaunch, of Kanawha County, to be the new commerce secretary. Gaunch will take office after his current term as a state senator ends. … One of Gaunch’s first actions ought to be updating West Virginians on the status of the […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. local school systems need money more than state

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: State Board of Education members are considering changes in West Virginia’s public school funding formula. Needless to say, that has some educators in the 55 counties concerned. Board members have a variety of initiatives on which they would like to spend more money. They range from paying teachers more […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial W.Va. Gov. Justice’s PEIA recommendations make sense, but where’s the money?

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Gov. Jim Justice and his administration have done well in trying to live up to the governor’s promises in regard to providing state employees with better pay and benefits. After finding the money in the budget last March to give state employees, including education professionals and service personnel, a […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Governor Justice makes two great picks for state

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Daily Mail editorial page: Credit Gov. Jim Justice for making two good picks on Tuesday when he selected outgoing State Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, as secretary of Commerce and outgoing Delegate Jill Upson, R-Jefferson, as secretary of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. The Commerce secretary position had been vacant […]

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