Opinion

By September 18, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Bankruptcy allows opioid makers to hide

From Charleston Gazette-Mail: Were he alive today, British wordsmith Samuel Johnson might remark that bankruptcy is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That will be the final refuge for Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, which made billions off of the development and marketing of OxyContin, the drug that began the avalanche that […]

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Opinion: State subsidization of greyhound racing no longer makes sense in W.Va.
By September 17, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: State subsidization of greyhound racing no longer makes sense in W.Va.

By W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael In recent years, our Legislature has placed an emphasis on moving West Virginia into the national mainstream. From legal reform to education reform, and everything in between, a common driver of our agenda has been to ensure that West Virginia is no longer ranked last in everything good and […]

By September 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: 18 months ago, Charleston Gazette-Mail faced bankruptcy. Now, its doubled the digital subscriptions

By Greg Moore Executive Editor In my conversations with Gazette-Mail readers, by both email and phone, I find myself thanking them more and more regularly. Doesn’t matter if they’re suggesting a story, or complaining about one that’s been written, or having trouble logging in to our website, or saying they can’t get a carrier to put […]

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By September 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. must use energy wisely

By The Intelligencer of Wheeling: No doubt the fossil fuel-hating crowd will be upset at action last week by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection — but DEP officials were absolutely right. The DEP has approved construction of a plant proposed for Mason County, where a coal-to-liquids plant is to be built. It will […]

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By September 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Drug War is far from won in W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Gov. Jim Justice missed the mark a bit in reacting to some good news recently. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced the total number of drug overdose deaths in the state decreased from 2017 to 2018. Estimates show 952 drug overdose deaths in 2018, compared with […]

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Editoral: Nature, Economy Go Hand in Hand in W.Va.
By September 10, 2019 Read More →

Editoral: Nature, Economy Go Hand in Hand in W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Conserving precious plants, animals and places is a critical responsibility in West Virginia. No one does it better than the Nature Conservancy. Some people who see themselves as environmentalists favor confrontation as a way to achieve their goals. But the Conservancy is based on the feeling that cooperation works better. […]

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Editorial: Charter schools fight in W.Va. moves to regulatory arena
By September 10, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Charter schools fight in W.Va. moves to regulatory arena

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: Officials of the West Virginia Department of Education and at least two county school superintendents met in Parkersburg last week to discuss rules to regulate charter schools in West Virginia. The Legislature passed House Bill 206 this summer to allow a limited number of charter schools. Now it’s up […]

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By September 8, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Last dollar in’ gives boost to West Virginia college students

From The Exponent Telegram: West Virginia’s “last dollar in” community college tuition program is making a major impact for about 2,000 students in the Mountain State, according to state officials. Part of the effort to make higher education more affordable, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, made free community college a priority over the past two […]

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By September 5, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: U.S. Sen. Manchin made right decision in W.Va. governor’s race

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: For most of this year, Joe Manchin effectively prevented any other prominent Democrat from announcing his or her intentions to run for statewide office. As long as Manchin toyed with the idea of running for governor, no one else would jump into that ring. And, not knowing who will […]

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By September 4, 2019 Read More →

Tearing down structures in Clarksburg, W.Va., in an effort to build community back up

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: On Thursday, Clarksburg City Council will take steps to declare about 60 structures as “slum and blight.” From there, those structures can be put on the demolition list and city officials can begin the process of ridding neighborhoods and business districts of unwanted, dilapidated structures. The actions will continue […]

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