Opinion

By January 17, 2014 Read More →

Fifty years later, war on poverty needs new focus

An editorial from the Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As television shows and anniversaries will remind us through the coming months, 1964 was quite a momentous year. From landmark civil rights legislation to The Beatles landing in New York and the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique,” the events of 50 years ago planted the […]

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By January 17, 2014 Read More →

Could a water crisis happen here?

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Many local residents have wondered, after last week’s shocking water contamination crisis in Charleston, if something similar could happen here. Elkins Operations Manager Bob Pingley has an answer for us, though it may not be one we want to hear. “Yes, it possibly could,” Pingley said during […]

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Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband offers benefits across Mountain State
By January 16, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband offers benefits across Mountain State

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications. Wild, Wonderful & Wired — Provided through a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communication CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Technology is changing the world. It has since the first manmade tools.Today, new technologies continue to change the […]

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By January 16, 2014 Read More →

We must be proactive in helping troubled children

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Whenever there is a mass shooting, there is inevitably a debate between the warring sides of more gun control versus Second Amendment rights. We’re not going to talk about that. That’s a sad situation our nation has fallen victim to too many times. We are […]

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By January 16, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. legislators shouldn’t consider pot exports

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators have been in session for only a few days, but already, some weird, bad ideas are being suggested. One of them is that our state should establish a marijuana growing industry, with the product exported to states where it is legal. […]

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WVPA Sharing: Sen. Plymale offers thoughts on Senate Bill 330
By January 15, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Sen. Plymale offers thoughts on Senate Bill 330

By Sen. Robert H. Plymale Chair of the West Virginia Senate Education Committee CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In recent months, there has been much controversy regarding SB 330, which was passed during the 2011 Legislative Session.  Much of the information being circulated in the media is inaccurate.  I would like to take this time to provide a […]

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By January 15, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. hit hard by Obamacare

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians are going to pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than the president and his cronies insisted for years. That is virtually inevitable, as a report from the government itself shows. For Obamacare to work, about 40 percent of those enrolling must […]

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By January 15, 2014 Read More →

Tobacco use among W.Va. teens still high

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Fifty years after the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report that linked cigarette smoking to potential health problems, tobacco use continues to be a major health issue in West Virginia. According to statistics from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, 18.6 percent of high-school age youth in West […]

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By January 14, 2014 Read More →

Chemical spill shows system isn’t working

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As state, local and company officials continue efforts to provide clean water to a majority of the Kanawha Valley, we hope they and others are keeping a watchful eye on potentially dangerous situations elsewhere. While we’re sure the blame game over the chemical spill at Freedom […]

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By January 14, 2014 Read More →

The high cost of high efficiency

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia American Water Company treatment plant in Charleston has the capacity to produce 50 million gallons of fresh, potable water a day. As nearly everyone in the area now knows, it’s an important and efficient plant. In fact, the plant’s efficiency and extra […]

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