Opinion

By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Hands-free requirement may not be enough

An editorial from The Register-Herald: BECKLEY, W.Va. — The revolutionary impact of technology on our lives in the past two decades has without question changed them for the better. From improved food safety to miraculous medical treatments to the recent unprecedented advances in communications. But with all such dramatic leaps forward, there often arise new […]

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By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Thirty years and counting, Mountain Stage rocks

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For generations, West Virginia has been known as an energy state – producing coal and natural gas from within the state’s borders for consumption here and across the U.S. and world. The Mountain State produces another high-energy export – live music. For 30 years, the […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

Getting Away With Health Care Fraud

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website, HealthCare.gov, may be “or-phans,” officials confirmed last week. That is the term federal bureaucrats have coined to describe people who enrolled for insurance through the website […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

Bluefield growls over a Grinch

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — In 2009, Bluefield’s Holiday of Lights was repeatedly targeted by thieves seeking copper wire. The crimes were an awful act then, and they are just as terrible now. As of Thursday, one or more individuals have stolen Holiday of Lights cables twice, shutting down large […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

A relevant message from an old movie

A column by Matt Harvey, assistant managing editor of the Exponent-Telegram: CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — I’ve watched “The Mortal Storm” — a 1940 film starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Robert Young — twice in the past year. It’s an excellent film. More than that, it’s twice as frightening as any of today’s horror movies. “The […]

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By December 8, 2013 Read More →

The Daily Athenaeum looks at the working student

For many college students, having a job is a necessity. These students probably pay their own bills, their rent and are probably trying to cut down on debt as much as possible. While the University offers a wide variety of jobs for students, it only allows each employee to work a maximum of 20 hours […]

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By December 8, 2013 Read More →

The Exponent Telegram recognizes positive efforts in community

Editor’s note: The Exponent Telegram devotes Saturday’s editorial to recognizing positive efforts from people throughout our readership area. We call this feature “Hats Off!” To nominate a person or group for recognition, send submissions to: “Hats Off,” at jmiller@exponent-telegram.com, or call John Miller at (304) 626-1473. We salute: – People’s Hospice, which provides special programming around […]

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By December 7, 2013 Read More →

Gee Good Pick As Leader at WVU

  An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When West Virginia University President Jim Clements announced he was leaving to become president of Clemson University, WVU’s Board of Governors faced a dilemma. The search for a permanent successor is expected to take until next fall. In the interim, progress made at […]

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By December 6, 2013 Read More →

Protect W.Va. Credit Rating

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register: WHEELING, W.Va. — For several years while West Virginia held a monopoly on some types of gambling in this region, state legislators could smile and watch the money roll in. It allowed the state to do many good things that otherwise would not have been possible. But […]

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By December 6, 2013 Read More →

How not to teach life’s most important lessons

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — He was good at football and baseball, but his real passion was basketball. Imagine his disappointment when he failed to make the varsity basketball team in his first year at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C. Michael Jordan didn’t quit. He played […]

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