Opinion

By May 8, 2014 Read More →

Huntington initiative to help small business

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Tri-State grew in the first half of the 20th Century with many large manufacturers. Coal was a big part of the regional economy, of course, but plants in our region also cranked out automobile bumpers, glass bottles, railcars, steel and nickel. So, it is not surprising […]

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By May 8, 2014 Read More →

Low-cost internet will boost Raleigh iPad initiative

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The announcement of a partnership between Suddenlink and Raleigh County schools to provide cheap home Internet service to underprivileged students is welcome news on the education front. For a two-year guaranteed rate of $9.95 per month, Suddenlink will deliver high-speed Internet in its coverage area, which is most […]

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By May 7, 2014 Read More →

Clayton Lockett’s murder victim had a name

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Forty-three minutes. A lot can be accomplished within that time frame. It’s a one-way trip up Interstate 79 to Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It’s an hour-long television program, if you fast forward the commercials. You can walk two miles at a leisurely pace. That’s how long it took […]

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By May 7, 2014 Read More →

Heroin: old foe a new threat

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Illegal drugs have become a deadly merry-go-round in West Virginia. Just when the authorities believe they are making a dent in one form of abuse, another one comes around to take its place. Sometimes the cycle repeats itself. Police and prosecutors seem to be having some […]

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By May 6, 2014 Read More →

EPA must delay new CO2 rules for power plants

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is correct in asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to delay its plans to establish new carbon dioxide emission regulations for existing power plants. Morrisey forwarded a letter to the EPA last week arguing that the decision should be postponed because […]

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By May 6, 2014 Read More →

Manchin right about pipeline

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., often is in demand for weekend interview programs. That is because he is plain spoken, uses common sense to analyze policy questions, and is not afraid to speak the truth – regardless of whether Republicans or fellow Democrats, even President Barack Obama, like […]

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By May 5, 2014 Read More →

Keystone pipeline would curtail oil derailments

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Flames shot in the air and black smoke billowed from the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va., last week when a CSX train carrying crude oil from the Bakken field in North Dakota derailed, sending three rail cars into the river where they caught fire. […]

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By May 5, 2014 Read More →

Americans Need To ‘Make Stuff’

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Wheeling, W.Va. — In March, the highest unemployment rates in West Virginia and Ohio were, respectively, Wetzel County at 12.7 percent and Monroe County at 12.5 percent. Why? In a word: Ormet. Both counties had fairly high unemployment rates before the aluminum […]

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Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Live web cameras deliver nature, more to computers
By May 4, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Live web cameras deliver nature, more to computers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many West Virginians enjoy exploring the hidden beauty of nature or examining more urban settings through their home computers and other devices. What we could barely imagine 20 years ago has become commonplace today as the result of the Worldwide Web and the Internet. Connected to the Internet, residents of all ages […]

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By May 2, 2014 Read More →

Kanawha Valley trails should be privately funded

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — David Gordon, coordinator of the Ridge to Rivers urban trail system in Boise, Idaho, visited Charleston to tell 50 community leaders and reporters that Charleston and the Kanawha Valley can have a similar trail of 100 miles or more. What a splendid idea. Paying for […]

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