Opinion

By April 6, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Child services — Legislature needs to look at protections

The Inter-Mountain editorial Just a few days ago, West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources announced it has hired 48 new Child Protective Services personnel. They are needed to deal with a disturbing increase in child abuse and neglect. Perhaps the CPS workers need some protection, too. A Nicholas County man has been charged […]

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By April 5, 2018 Read More →

Gazette editorial: A ‘billionaire’ should be embarrassed to let schools, local governments, vendor bills go

Charleston Gazette Mail editorial Resort owner and girls basketball coach, billionaire Gov. Jim Justice, is a calamity. His mining firms have a dismal record of unpaid fines, taxes, penalties and debts across several states. This month, a federal judge approved two consent judgements requiring Justice’s Greenbrier resort and Old White Charities, the nonprofit that puts […]

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By April 5, 2018 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain editorial: Rule change on SNAP requirements go into effect this fall

The Inter-Mountain editorial Handing out free food to anyone with income below a certain level, regardless of whether they are working or trying to find a job, makes no sense. It is what some refer to as a disincentive — a reward for not attempting to better oneself. Yet for a few years, that is […]

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Opinion: Taking action to protect our kids
By March 16, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Taking action to protect our kids

By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va, 3rd District Sadly, it seems like every day we hear of a new report of children or young adults being abused by trusted coaches or trafficked online. Every child deserves to grow up in a caring, nurturing environment that protects them from those who wish to do them harm, and […]

By March 13, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL Task Force: Real solution must be found for PEIA

The Inter-Mountain editorial Members of a task force appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to find “a permanent solution” to the Public Employees Insurance Agency are to hold their initial meeting on Tuesday. Let us hope their first step is to agree to find a real solution, not just a way to throw more money at […]

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By March 11, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Solving W.Va. PEIA dilemma

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Members of a task force appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to find “a permanent solution” to the Public Employees Insurance Agency are to hold their initial meeting on Tuesday. Let us hope their first step is to agree to find a real solution, not just a way to throw more […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. State Senate passes the natural gas co-tenancy bill

By David Beard The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The mineral tract co-tenancy bill moved one step closer to the governor’s desk Saturday, passing the Senate, 23-11, and returning to the House for concurrence on a minor amendment. Saturday’s floor arguments for and against the bill were essentially the same as they’ve been all session […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: WV Senate being prudent with ‘show me the money’

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: West Virginia Republican state senators were criticized by some this weekend for not allowing an immediate vote on a plan formulated by Gov. Jim Justice to augment pay raises already granted to West Virginia public school employees. But senators were right to insist a committee look into Justice’s claim that, […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Governor Justice pulling $58 million out of thin air did not convince WV teachers to end strike

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Gazette page: There’s a proverb that, if a cowboy says something but can’t back it up, people say he’s “all hat, no cattle.” Not sure what Jim Justice’s hat size is, but there wasn’t a cow in sight at the West Virginia Capitol on Wednesday. Instead, there were many teachers […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →

As debate of legislation continues, West Virginia schools could be out indefinitely

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING — Teachers and school superintendents now are left pondering whether there will be school Monday — or any time next week — after the West Virginia Senate on Saturday night, passed out a pay raise bill dropping a proposed pay raise for public school employees from 5 percent […]