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By January 12, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: Curbing government spending will be vital in W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: State officials point to “natural growth” in government revenue as the way they expect to have enough money to phase out a $100 million-a-year tax that hampers economic development. That is not an unrealistic expectation; during the past decade, general revenue fund collections have increased by nearly $1 billion. But there have […]

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By January 12, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. voters will judge Legislature by results, not speeches

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Unlike the president’s State of the Union speech or a presidential inaugural address, the annual State of the State speech given by the governor to kick off the annual regular session of the Legislature rarely contains memorable rhetorical flourishes. There’s almost never an “ask not what your country can do […]

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Opinion: What Governor Justice forgot in the W.Va. State of the State speech
By January 12, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: What Governor Justice forgot in the W.Va. State of the State speech

By Charles Parker President, WV State Building and Construction Trades Council As West Virginia continues to fall short on revenue collections, Governor Jim Justice said his budget proposal is “very conservative” in his State of the State Address. But Justice missed an important opportunity in Wednesday night’s speech to get ahead of budget shortfalls that […]

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Opinion: High Hopes for 2020 W.Va. Legislative Session
By January 12, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: High Hopes for 2020 W.Va. Legislative Session

By Jack Cipoletti I may be naïve, but I have high hopes for the 2020 WV legislative session. I hope we’ll see an environment of civility, cooperation, compromise and bipartisanship so that we don’t lose any more conscientious delegates or senators. I hope we’ll see bills presented and evaluated on their own merit, without layers […]

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Opinion: Country Roads Angel Network invests in W.Va. businesses to help restore economy
By December 12, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Country Roads Angel Network invests in W.Va. businesses to help restore economy

From The Weston Democrat: By Judy Moore Director of the WV Hive Network in Beckley A significant entrepreneurial movement is taking place within West Virginia. Many dedicated West Virginians have made it their mission to rebuild a state impacted by the downturn of the coal industry. FoundationOne®CDx CGP TestOur comprehensive genomic profiling revolves around your […]

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Opinion: Zealots in high political office
By December 11, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Zealots in high political office

 By James A. Haught Back in 2003, in a top-secret international phone call, President George W. Bush urged French President Jacques Chirac to join America in invading Iraq on grounds that Christian nations must thwart the Satanic forces of Gog and Magog. Chirac was baffled by such crackpottery. A few French newspapers wrote derisive sneers about […]

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By December 6, 2019 Read More →

Campaign Update: South Charleston Firefighters Local 837 endorses Ben Salango for Governor of W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –   The South Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 837 endorsed Kanawha County Commission, Ben Salango, for Governor of West Virginia. Local 837 joins the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades in supporting Salango and his vision to move West Virginia forward.  “Ben Salango has been a dedicated County Commissioner and has always worked hard and cared for the people of Kanawha County. As a […]

Opinion: Jobs & Hope West Virginia catalyst for change
By November 22, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Jobs & Hope West Virginia catalyst for change

By Bob Hansen West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate and the lowest workforce participation rate in the country. It is no coincidence that joblessness and hopelessness coincide with high rates of substance use. Unfortunately, across the nation and especially in West Virginia, the hopelessness of unemployment has exacerbated the substance use disorder crisis. […]

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By November 14, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

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Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary
By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than 500 school systems across the country […]

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