Opinion

By November 23, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling paper urges lawmakers to ensure vehicle insurance rules are realistic

An editorial in The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register urges state lawmakers to reexamine the minimum requirements for vehicle insurance coverage: “…Reasonable people do not like the idea of pricing insurance out of the reach of low-income West Virginians, of course. But adequate insurance, like car payments and gasoline prices, needs to be considered as part […]

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By November 22, 2013 Read More →

Exponent-Telegram shines light on JFK legacy

  Exponent-Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The next time you drive to Charleston, remember that Interstate 79 would not be there if not for John F. Kennedy. The interstate highway system devised under President Eisenhower did not include any roads for West Virginia. Once in office, JFK, who was grateful to the Mountain State for putting […]

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By November 21, 2013 Read More →

“Why, that’s Jay Rockefeller! He’s running for governor”

Don’t miss this sweet column by Mary Wade Burnside, features editor of the Exponent-Telegram in Clarksburg, who has lived elsewhere but keeps finding herself back home. Some excerpts: “When I first returned to North Central West Virginia, I would marvel at the changes that had taken place. I could not walk up and down High […]

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By November 20, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling papers call decision important for consumers

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Supreme Court justices did the right thing for Mountain State residents in affirming the attorney general’s power to investigate potential abuses of consumers. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey should be vigorous in using that authority, when appropriate. In a unanimous decision, high court justices ruled against several bill […]

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By November 20, 2013 Read More →

Weirton Daily times urges its readers to join Great American Smokeout

WEIRTON, W.Va. — We’re going to throw some numbers out, so wrap your mind around these, if you can – an estimated 58.5 million of U.S. adults were smokers in 2012, and of those, 41.6 million smoked every day. We offered those statistics because Thursday is the 38th-annual Great American Smokeout – a day set […]

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

Charleston Daily Mail column explores cracker job outlook

Business Editor Jared Hunt reports on the need for a skilled workforce if a cracker plant materializes in Wood County: “…Cleaning out the notebook following last week’s landmark announcement that Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht is making plans to build an ethylene cracker and three other polyethylene plants in Wood County: David Peebles, the company’s vice president […]

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By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Times-West Virginian checks reader interest in political races

Politics in state could get interesting FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Come next fall, West Virginia may elect the first female senator ever to represent the Mountain State. We say that because the two major contenders are now U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat… …of course, we’re a little […]

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By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Register-Herald of Beckley supports drug initiative

Wyoming County’s addition to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area  long overdue BECKLEY, W.Va. — Another tool was added to Wyoming County’s arsenal for the continuing fight against drugs in that county. Rep. Nick Rahall announced Wednesday that Wyoming will be added to the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), enabling law enforcement there to […]

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By November 16, 2013 Read More →

Times West Virginian of Fairmont supports national reading initiative

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Think about the number of times you read throughout the course of a day. Sure, you’re reading these words right now. But think about all the other times you’ll look at a group of what otherwise would just be a jumble of letters and actually comprehend what they mean: a menu while […]

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By November 15, 2013 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch of Huntington calls for curbside recycling

  We definitely live in a “throw­away” society. The amount of municipal solid waste generated in the United States has increased from about 88 million tons in 1960 to about 250 million tons in 2011, according to the Environmental Protec­tion Agency. While the nation has made progress on recycling since the 1980s, and now “recovers” […]

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