Opinion

By August 29, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Hiding wages on projects undercuts accountability

The Herald-Dispatch editorial Accountability is difficult to achieve without transparency. That’s why there are laws on the books at the federal and state levels dictating that most government actions and records should be open to the public. The premise is that the public will have access to enough information to determine whether government officials in […]

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By August 17, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Rise in student aid applications a good sign for WV

The Herald-Dispatch editorial t is really one of the first steps toward going to college or community college. But in recent years, only about half of West Virginia high school seniors have made it that far. So, it is encouraging to see that by the end of June this year, almost two-thirds of the state’s […]

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By August 16, 2017 Read More →

Speed federal aid to our area

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial Thousands of people in our region of West Virginia were harmed, some severely, by flash flooding in late July. Many still need help and will for months, perhaps years, to come. With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump can get some of that aid flowing from the […]

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Opinion: Brewing Success in West Virginia
By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Brewing Success in West Virginia

From the West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild:   West Virginia Craft Beer Week is Aug. 12 – 19 By Sam Mauzy President West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Craft brewers in West Virginia are doing more than creating the perfect beer; they are creating new economic opportunities and bringing people to the state. In celebration of West Virginia’s […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Inventing ways out of the opioid epidemic

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: You would be hard pressed to think of a product invented just because an innovative thinker or a company with big research laboratories wanted to do something nice for humankind. It there isn’t any money in it, it probably is not going to be developed. That is why Ohio Gov. […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Charleston should follow WVU-P lead

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: It seems as though the folks in Charleston could learn a thing or two from officials at West Virginia University–Parkersburg, particularly chief financial officer Alice Harris. Despite a 4.6 percent budget cut from the state, WVU-P is rolling, with solid enrollment, a 2 percent pay increase for all employees […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Much work ahead for Cannabis board

The Journal of Martinsburg: Here in West Virginia, it takes something like a devastating flood for us to declare an official state of emergency. In Nevada, a shortage of marijuana qualifies. Talk about reefer madness. It probably helps to be over, oh, 50 years of age to see the irony in that. Not so long […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: U.S. deaths from drug overdoses ‘equal to Sept. 11 every three weeks’

From The Times West Virginian of Fairmont: The numbers are frightful. Nowhere in the United States are they worse than in West Virginia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdose deaths in 2015 killed West Virginians at the rate of 41.5 per 100,000 residents. 2016 numbers are reported to be even […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Cybersecurity could be state’s next high tech job growth field

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: First there was the FBI CJIS facility that brought 3,000 jobs to North Central West Virginia, which has forever changed and diversified the region’s economy. Then came the development at the High-Tech park in Fairmont with 1,500 jobs, including such names as: Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc. FirstEnergy Corp., Lockheed […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Vets in rural areas need help with health

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Getting the health care you need is not always easy in rural areas. But it is even more challenging for many of our veterans, who are often older and more likely to be disabled and in need of medical care. Nationally about 25 percent of veterans live in rural areas, […]