Opinion

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Drug abuse prevention, education key for West Virginia

From The Journal of Martinsburg: Some children are already using drugs at the age of 12 or 13, according to studies like the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. These kids, researchers estimate, are likely using even earlier. If abuse continues into later adolescence, abusers typically advance into other drugs, drug abuse.gov reports. Prevention in […]

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By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: When it comes to education reform in West Virginia, shareholders need to do some more homework

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: If all had gone as originally planned, West Virginia lawmakers were supposed to convene in a special session on Monday to continue efforts to “reform” public education. Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders had designed the plan to save on costs, since lawmakers were already scheduled to be in […]

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By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Ensure West Virginia children can be educated

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Public schools are supposed to focus on teaching children, not filling gaps in nutrition, health care and mental wellness services. Yet in part because those lapses become evident in classrooms — and affect students’ abilities to learn — educators have had to do something about them. Emotional and behavioral challenges […]

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By May 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Huntington, W.Va., user fee is a necessary nuisance

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Every so often, the debate over the amount and use of the Huntington city user fee flares up. It happened again a couple of weeks ago. It started when WSAZ-TV Newschannel 3 aired a sweeps-month report raising questions about whether the money collected from the user fee was going where […]

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By May 16, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Keep wary eye on W.Va. Investments

Some West Virginians may not think about it much, but hundreds of thousands of us “play” the stock market indirectly. Billions of dollars in our retirement funds are invested in shares of companies whose stocks are traded on the various exchanges. That makes the tariff battle between the United States and China a concern for us, because […]

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By May 16, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: New W.Va. mine could have far-reaching effects

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: When people talk about economically distressed areas in southern West Virginia, they usually focus on McDowell County. Nearly forgotten has been its neighbor to the north. Wyoming County has not been hit nearly as hard as McDowell County as the coal industry has contracted and reduced employment, but the downsizing […]

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By May 15, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Historic Stone Span Is Worth Preserving

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Try this, for fun: Go to an engineer and ask her or him to design a highway bridge that will last a century. Be prepared to get laughed out of the office. It can be done. We in Wheeling are fortunate to have two such bridges. The Suspension Bridge over […]

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By May 15, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Solving plastics pollution won’t be easy, but needs to happen

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: A new agreement signed by 187 countries — although not the United States — will impact how countries can discard plastic waste. But it remains uncertain what impact the new accord will have on the ever-growing use of plastic. CNN reported Saturday that plastic has now been added to […]

By May 14, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Looking at honesty among W.Va. magistrates

From The Wheeling News-Register: Late last month, former Ohio County Magistrate Harry Radcliffe pleaded guilty in federal court to a single charge involving a tax conspiracy. His attorney said the case was about failure to report some income on his tax return. Other charges against Radcliffe, including one of soliciting and accepting bribes from a […]

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By May 14, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was largely missing at one of […]