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Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia
By December 3, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia

New West Virginia coalition will help improve patient care and quality of life By Delegate Amy Summers R-Taylor, 49thDistrict West Virginia cancer patients and their families need all the support they can get. A new State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care will improve the quality of life of these seriously ill patients and their families […]

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By November 26, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Coming Home — Healthcare’s Role in West Virginia’s Economic Comeback

By Andy McKenzie Former W.Va. State Senator and Mayor of Wheeling Healthcare and the health of West Virginians has an integral role in the economic comeback of our statethat’s happening right now. Under the superior leadership of Governor Jim Justice, the state has alreadymade financial history, including: • The largest first-quarter tax revenue collection in […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginians should show support with Small Business Saturday

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Those of you braving the Black Friday shopping crowds today might wish you had waited a day — stayed out of the herd, as it were — to shop with a little less of the madness, on Small Business Saturday. Each year, smaller, locally owned, brick and mortar retailers […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Pick judicial experience and Tabit for W.Va. Supreme Court

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: In the weeks ahead, as Gov. Jim Justice weighs the qualifications of nominees to fill the Supreme Court of Appeals vacancy left by the resignation of Allen Loughry, we hope he steers clear of appointing yet another politician – as he did twice in his first and second runs at […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Department of Education must ensure program is a money-saver

From The Wheeling News-Register:  An initiative by the West Virginia Department of Education to repair old computers and other electronic devices instead of selling them at auction sounds like a wonderful idea. The concept of recycling and reusing has built-in appeal. But is it saving taxpayers money? When state government wears out many types of […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia Turnpike patrols remind us all to drive safely

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: People driving the West Virginia Turnpike during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can expect to see extra road patrols by the Public Service Commission. The patrols will check commercial trucks for speeding and defective equipment. It’s something the West Virginia Trucking Association welcomes. “Safety is our number one goal. […]

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By November 21, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. should curb settlements in BRIM lawsuits

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Was West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner acting illegally when he fired and replaced 16 employees in his agency, not long after taking office in January 2017? It is a question to which Mountain State residents deserve an answer — but we may never get it. Pointing out the […]

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By November 21, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Abandoned coal mines could prove to be gold for West Virginia

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg:  Generations of mining have left scars on West Virginia’s landscape, but new initiatives and federal funding may help heal some of those scars and create needed jobs in some of the most depressed parts of the state. Case in point is a new meat processing facility in Kanawha County […]

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By November 21, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Facebook just like any other big company

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Turns out Facebook, the revolutionary social media network that insisted it is different from older industries, made some not-so-revolutionary decisions when its stock and public perception suffered a dip. When it became known the Russians were operating a large-scale, fake news campaign on the social media behemoth to warp reality before […]

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By November 19, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Voter turnout impressive, but civic duty continues

From The Journal of Martinsburg: We all survived another election — perhaps barely, as parts of the nation still grapple with results. As we prepare to dine with our families and give thanks this week, residents of the Mountain State can indeed be grateful. We not only exercised our civic duty, we did so in […]

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