Opinion

D’Antoni courtship over, Marshall changes course
By April 23, 2014 Read More →

D’Antoni courtship over, Marshall changes course

A column by Charleston Daily Mail Sports Editor Chuck McGill CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mike Hamrick put the full-court press on Mike D’Antoni. The ultimate press breaker: A multi-year, multi-million dollar contract. Hamrick, who is in his sixth year as Marshall’s athletic director, courted D’Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers head coach, from the moment Tom Herrion […]

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By April 22, 2014 Read More →

GOP making gains in West Virginia

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines – i.e., conflict – and there really […]

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By April 22, 2014 Read More →

Grim statistics: Overdose deaths still climbing

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The latest statistics from the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities paint an alarming picture for southern West Virginia. The number of drug-related illnesses, and drug-overdose deaths, are still climbing — and at a troubling rate — in the coalfield counties, according to the […]

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By April 22, 2014 Read More →

WVU student newspaper outlines plans for future

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The new editorial staff of The Daily Athenaeum is currently adjusting to their new roles and responsibilities. As we strive to finish the semester on a high note and keep The DA familiar and fresh, we would also like to invite you to join us for […]

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By April 21, 2014 Read More →

Freedom of Information — if you can pay

A column by Misty Poe, managing editor of The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Several years ago, I made a Freedom of Information request to a local government agency. Within the five business days, as required by law, a packet of information was delivered to the office. I expected a bill, as most government […]

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By April 21, 2014 Read More →

Bloomberg can spend $50 million on politics

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — No part of the Constitution is more misconstrued and misinterpreted than the First Amendment, deliberately so, as the desire to control the thoughts and religious beliefs of others is the greatest temptation of power. The veracity of these attacks on freedom of religion, the right […]

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By April 21, 2014 Read More →

Court ruling will be hindrance to open government

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Back in “the old days,” government bodies could get away with a lot of questionable actions because they weren’t held accountable by the public they served. Thankfully, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was passed, for the express purpose of providing full and complete information to all […]

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By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Guns discovered at airport checkpoints on the rise

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Some readers may have been surprised to read that a loaded .32-caliber handgun was confiscated from a woman’s carry-on luggage at Tri-State Airport in Ceredo this week. Passenger screening for commercial air travel has been in place since the 1970s, and with the increased airport security since […]

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By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Bridgeport airport lands another football team

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — North Central West Virginia Airport continues to receive good news. Already ahead of last year’s passenger pace, the airport has landed another Big 12 football team — Baylor, which will use the local airport as well as the Wingate by Wyndham and Bridgeport Conference Center as […]

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By April 17, 2014 Read More →

Coldwater owes state of West Virginia millions

A column by Jared Hunt, business editor of the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority, Wood County Development Authority and United Bank will have millions of dollars on the line in the looming bankruptcy proceedings for soon-to-be defunct retailer Coldwater Creek. The company has benefited from two rounds of […]

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