Opinion

By May 28, 2014 Read More →

Energy can build diplomatic links

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. officials seem to be doing all they can to limit diplomatic leverage our country can enjoy through energy […]

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By May 27, 2014 Read More →

Fayette County has too many schools

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The depth of the problems facing Fayette County schools was revealed in a recent interview with Ron Cantley, the Board of Education’s operations director. Cantley candidly described what the county was up against: leaky roofs, old coal boilers, failing windows and old furnishings in a school system in which […]

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By May 27, 2014 Read More →

Craft beer trend good sign for local business

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A century ago, brewing beer was a largely local affair. In the late 1800s, Anheuser-Busch and other companies had planted the seeds for national distribution with pasteurization, refrigerated rail cars and innovative advertising and marketing. But in the early 1900s, there were still thousands of local breweries […]

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By May 23, 2014 Read More →

Change of heart restores hope, too

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Never has $1 million meant so much to so many of the most vulnerable. Some might say that’s a bit of an overstatement. But we doubt any of them are at-risk children, or domestic violence victims. Earlier this week, the state Legislature agreed to restore more than $1 million […]

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By May 23, 2014 Read More →

College president salaries trend ever higher

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Chronicle of Higher Edu­cation came out with an eye­opening report last week, showing that nine public college pres­idents earned more than $1 million in total compensation in 2013. Topping the list was Gordon Gee, who was paid $6.1 million as the head of Ohio State University. […]

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By May 22, 2014 Read More →

Punish VA officials involved in scandal

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. Others are maimed in body and mind, coming home in desperate need of help. It is different in government. Mistakes, including very serious […]

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By May 22, 2014 Read More →

Teens’ tragic deaths resulted in a positive resolve

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINTON, W.Va. — Nine years ago today, shock reverberated across the Tri-State as residents awoke to learn that four teenagers — two from Huntington, one from Barboursville and one from South Point, Ohio — had been gunned down overnight. Two of them had attended a prom the night before. The […]

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By May 21, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. roads need governor’s immediate attention

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — There are stretches of major highways in West Virginia where one can drive for half an hour without encountering pothole-free pavement. There are bridges in our state, including some in our area, that have been on borrowed time for years. Any questions about why state officials need […]

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By May 21, 2014 Read More →

DNR correct in cracking down on exotic species

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Most people would consider housing a lion, tiger or wolf in their backyard to be a poor choice, one that comes with not just potential legal liability, but the real possibility of being mauled or eaten. Apparently, in this day and age, quite a few people are willing […]

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By May 20, 2014 Read More →

Approve Stopgap Road Funding Bill

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. But unless something is done to provide an infusion of money for the fund, […]

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