Opinion

The Editorial category is a roundup of links to editorials and columns from West Virginia newspapers.

Opinion: West Virginia and the value of National Gas

By Tim Miley Recently, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited West Virginia to tour the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown.  She learned firsthand that this region is vastly different from other areas around the nation in its natural gas production. When compared to the rest of the[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia should be smart about the future

What if college was free for all West Virginians? By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association What is the “the future of West Virginia”? Each year government leadership offers a new economic plan in hopes of improving the future of West Virginia. New ideas are good.[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia should be smart about the future

What if college was free for all West Virginians? By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association What is the “the future of West Virginia”? Each year government leadership offers a new economic plan in hopes of improving the future of West Virginia. New ideas are good.[Read More…]

Opinion: Biden’s tax plan is the opposite of fairness

By Delegate Dianna Graves R-Kanawha President Joe Biden rode into the White House on a promise to provide economic relief for those Americans who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To get people back on their feet, he pledged to increase federal government spending on everything from secondary education[Read More…]

Opinion: Gayle Manchin knows Appalachia

Release from the WV AFL-CIO: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia AFL-CIO President Josh Sword congratulates West Virginia’s Gayle Manchin on being selected by President Biden to co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission: “From her early years as an educator to her past decades leading a variety of organizations — including those focused[Read More…]

Opinion: Time to be forward thinking

By Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio House of Delegates Minority Whip In West Virginia, we still value a handshake and looking someone in the eye. West Virginians keep their promises, their government, not so much. I was fortunate enough to be part of the first class to receive the PROMISE Scholarship. At[Read More…]

Editorial: Public access is not public notice

West Virginia officials claim promotion of a government website equals public notice of the actual information on that website. That is a disservice to local residents. If legislators remove public notices from community newspapers, you will be less aware of information you need to know, including delinquent taxes, unclaimed property[Read More…]

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