Opinion

By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Texting great way to reach students at critical time

An editorial from the  Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — HYH? There’s a GR8 new program that helps students IRL as they prepare for college. If you’re having trouble deciphering that sentence, it’s probably because you haven’t grown up in an age when text messaging on cellphones is the primary form of communication. (And for […]

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By January 29, 2014 Read More →

Pseudoephedrine bill would reduce meth menace

An editorial from the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s meth curse nearly doubled last year. Police found 533 of the illegal dope-cooking labs statewide, up from 288 the previous year. Kanawha County led the sorry tally with 159 labs. “It’s an epidemic, a cancer and a scourge on the state,” Kanawha Commission President […]

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By January 29, 2014 Read More →

Requiring prescriptions cure worse than scourge

  Effort to require prescriptions for cold, allergy medicine dose of over-reach An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — This is not a case of swatting a mosquito with a sledgehammer. Instead, what House Bill 4212 does is attempt to rid our state of a pestilence by spraying everyone with insecticide. According to a […]

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By January 28, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Senate president’s future fund idea has merit

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — As state lawmakers debate how to close a $143 million budgetary shortfall for this budget year, the options are less than thrilling. They are debating a second year of 7.5 percent budget cuts and a hiring freeze for state employees. And they are looking everywhere for sources […]

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By January 28, 2014 Read More →

How not to save the planet

A column by Mike Myer of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Questioning even the most outrageous claim by climate change alarmists will get you the kind of response once reserved for folks who warned about an international communist conspiracy based in Moscow. If you’re lucky, people just shake their heads at your stupidity. More […]

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By January 27, 2014 Read More →

Don’t dismiss future of Charleston just yet

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many residents of the Charleston area are feeling smacked around the last couple of weeks. With the leak of more than 6,000 gallons of Crude MCHM from Freedom Industries tanks contaminating the area’s water supply, the resulting “do-not-use” order, closure of restaurants and hotels and […]

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Politics paint Harrison school board in bad light
By January 27, 2014 Read More →

Politics paint Harrison school board in bad light

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Most times, we see members of the Harrison County Board of Education as people who profess to be dedicated to the interests of our children. Often, though, we are reminded that these individuals ran for the seats they hold, and they are, in fact, politicians. We […]

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By January 24, 2014 Read More →

A little history, a lot of concern about water safety

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” recently became the unofficial slogan for some 300,000 residents served by West Virignia American Water in the Greater Charleston metropolitan area and the adjacent counties that surround it. Charleston not only serves as the state’s capital city, […]

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By January 24, 2014 Read More →

Road funding woes in need of a solution

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. Tomblin mentioned design-build highway contracts and public/private partnerships for road construction in his […]

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By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Two months of flu season remain, shots available

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Some things about winter never change. It’s cold. There will likely be snow. And people you know (or maybe even you) will get the flu. With positive cases of the flu as well as a lot of influenza-like illness being reported in Marion County, it’s […]

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