Opinion

By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Pseudoephedrine Rx bill should become law

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With the scourge of methamphetamines, and the dangerous labs that manufacture the product expanding, we’re glad to see Senate Bill 6 weaving its way through the legislative process. The full Senate passed the measure on to the House on a 25-9 vote on Tuesday. The House […]

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By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Pseudoephedrine Rx bill victimizes allergy sufferers

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The idea of regulating over-the-counter pseudoephedrine to prescription only is nothing to sneeze at. That’s about the only thing both sides agree on in the debate in the Legislature to do just that. For the record, we oppose Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 4212, both […]

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By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Banning youths’ use of e-cigarettes is right move

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hoping to close the door on a relatively new product that they fear will promote smoking among youth and pose other dangers, lawmakers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are moving to fill a void in regulation of electronic cigarettes. This winter, legislatures in all three states […]

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By February 20, 2014 Read More →

Stop meddling with educators

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Educators in West Virginia already suffer from far too much micromanagement. A bill approved by the state Senate Education Committee this week would make it worse. If enacted, the measure will ban school administrators from asking teachers to use their planning periods for work-related activities such […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Keep gun records open

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That is good advice, especially when West Virginia legislators are debating a bill aimed at a non-problem – but with the potential to increase government officials’ ability to operate in secrecy. Don’t we have enough of that already? A […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Morrisey’s real sin: Defeating McGraw

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For 20 years, the Democrat-controlled Legislature gave former Attorney General Darrell McGraw free rein to run the office in the most unprincipled manner possible. Whether they were afraid of him or did not want to make waves in a political sea, lawmakers sat on […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Legal concealed carry, open government must both be preserved

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — We’re a strong supporter of the right of West Virginians to legally and responsibly own and use firearms. That includes the ability to obtain a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon (pistols or revolvers). That process involves applying to the county sheriff, paying […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Bill to exempt concealed carry permits is First Amendment issue

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A bill submitted to the West Virginia Legislature would change the state’s concealed weapon carry law to exempt records of permit holders from the public record. The bill, with bipartisan support, is being co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Unger, Senate President Jeff Kessler and fellow Democratic […]

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By February 18, 2014 Read More →

Wanted: Better approach to preventing hazing

An editorial from the Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A third arrest was made Friday in connection with a hazing incident within the West Virginia University chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A 19-year-old Phi Kappa Psi pledge and WVU student was allegedly injured during a hazing incident Nov. 15, in which involved multiple […]

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By February 18, 2014 Read More →

Developer’s vision boosted Clarksburg economy

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Those with vision of business developments often find it difficult for others to see what they see. That definitely could be said of the late James D. LaRosa, who took two plots of land, abandoned after being stripped of coal reserves, and turned them into two […]

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