Opinion

By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. failing use of FEMA funds

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Richwood’s municipal recorder paid herself more than $45,000 without getting approval from her city council, an investigation by state Auditor John McCuskey’s office contends. It adds that a former mayor paid himself $3,640 for four days’ “volunteer” work. City officials received about $500,000 in federal funds for emergency repairs to […]

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Editorial: False accusation in Huntington, W.Va., brings shame to the entire area

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: The alleged child abduction at the Huntington Mall didn’t happen, but it did expose things about ourselves that we didn’t want to believe. According to initial reports, on Monday evening a woman told police that while she was shopping in a store at the mall, a man grabbed her […]

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Editorial: W.Va. government bureaucracy — Changes still needed for overdue disaster relief

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: In the “here we go again” category, the bureaucrats in Charleston continue to prove to the federal government that they simply cannot be trusted with large sums of money. One would think, after having been placed on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “slow spender” list for […]

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Editorial: Time to give charter schools pilot program a chance

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: After seven public forums sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, a few sponsored by other groups and a great deal of public debate through social media platforms and other venues, the question still remains: Would charter schools help or harm public education? The proponents are undeterred. And […]

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Editorial: 12-year-old delivering WVU address is an inspiration

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette editorial page:  The West Virginia University Reed College of Media will have the youngest person in school history — possibly U.S. history — deliver it’s commencement address on May 10. Twelve-year-old dynamo Hilde Kate Lysiak, who has been reporting on crime for her website and self-published newspaper — Orange Street […]

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Editorial: W.Va. must find a way forward on education

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: While most discussions inside education reform hearings held around the state these past couple of weeks have focused on support services for children suffering from the trauma of growing up in broken homes, the benefits and drawbacks of charter schools and the advantages and disadvantages of education savings accounts, we […]

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Editorial: Helping the WVSOS stop the spread of disinformation

From The Journal of Martinsburg: On a recent visit to the Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner brought with him an interesting packet of information. The packet included images depicting posts made on social media as part of the disinformation campaign used against America — and its democracy. Warner hopes to use […]

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Editorial: W.Va. Governor, road officials need to tell us the plan to improve road conditions

From The Dominion Post  of Morgantown We were about to write meetings on road conditions are just not enough. However, following Wednesday’s postponement of a Monongalia County Commission work session with state highway officials we thought better of that. For now, that meeting is supposedly rescheduled for next Wednesday (April 10). But judging by an […]

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Opinion: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals working to rebuild trust
By April 2, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals working to rebuild trust

By Justice Tim Armstead Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Thomas Paine once said that “character is much easier kept than recovered.”  Throughout 2018, events involving our State Supreme Court of Appeals rightfully shook our citizens’ confidence in the integrity of our State’s highest Court.  However, 2019 is a new year and we have a new Supreme Court that includes Justice Evan […]

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By March 21, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Democrat legislators requesting veto of campaign finance legislation – SB 622

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Legislators from the State Senate and House of Delegates joined together today to call on Governor Jim Justice to veto Senate Bill 622, the campaign finance reform bill recently passed by the Legislature. Senators Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam and Richard Lindsay, D-Kanawha, along with Delegates Andrew Byrd, D-Kanawha; Joe Canestraro, D-Marshall;  Amanda Estep-Burton, D-Kanawha; […]