Opinion

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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Counties, cities should continue sharing services

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — During Joe Manchin’s first term as governor, he signed legislation allowing counties and cities to combine operations in one of three forms. The bill allows a metro government to be formed between city and city, city and county or county and county if approved by 55 […]

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By May 1, 2014 Read More →

Letter to the Editor urges Governor to support veterans’ House Bill 4267 on Special Session agenda

Please Help our Veterans! This past legislative session was very good for the Veterans of West Virginia. Our state stepped up and approved legislation to build a new Veterans Nursing Home in Beckley. It was because of the leadership of Sen. Mike Green for introducing SB 523 to build this much needed facility and because […]

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By May 1, 2014 Read More →

Bug off, gnats

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — It’s been 28 years since the battle was won to help curb the scourge of biting, annoying, swarming black flies. Before the state started spraying the fly larvae in the New, Bluestone and Greenbrier rivers in 1986, outdoor activities were accompanied by what was known as “the Beckley wave” […]

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By May 1, 2014 Read More →

Failure to slow for highway workers has consequences

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — There are a solid few weeks of 2006 that Division of Highways worker Bill Swan just doesn’t remember. He doesn’t remember being hit by a vehicle, smashing his head against the windshield or falling with such force to the ground that it fractured his skull a […]

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What is green?
By April 30, 2014 Read More →

What is green?

Happy Earth Day! I learned a long time ago that there are no free lunches or as Tim McGraw said in his hit song How Bad Do You Want it “There’s always a price to pay no matter what you do.” That is certainly true when it comes to energy. We have no perfect energy […]

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By April 30, 2014 Read More →

Preston commission improperly closes session

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — We were on the same page with the Preston County Commission, too. That is on the need to beef up law enforcement in Bruceton Mills … until it went into executive session. Let’s be clear. No one here has an issue with the proposal, per se, […]

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By April 30, 2014 Read More →

Inter-Mountain encourages judge to resign

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Yet another crack in the foundation of the Randolph County judiciary appeared Monday as details of an extramarital affair between Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong and a county employee were aired, further eroding public confidence in an already scandal-plagued legal system. The 20th Judicial Circuit judge’s 27-page narrative […]

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By April 29, 2014 Read More →

System isn’t working to protect our children

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The death of a child is tragic and shocking. It’s even more so when it appears there were telltale signs that the child’s welfare was in danger. While the charges against Tricia Brooke Moore McCoy and her husband, Clovis Harold McCoy Jr., play out in court, […]

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By April 29, 2014 Read More →

Election 2014: Don’t just sit on the sidelines

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If the primary season has slipped up on you, you are not alone. Even in presidential election years, voting participation has been on a downward trend over the past several decades. But “off-year” elections lack the national hoopla to draw attention to primary races, and the turnout […]

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