Opinion

By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. local school systems need money more than state

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: State Board of Education members are considering changes in West Virginia’s public school funding formula. Needless to say, that has some educators in the 55 counties concerned. Board members have a variety of initiatives on which they would like to spend more money. They range from paying teachers more […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial W.Va. Gov. Justice’s PEIA recommendations make sense, but where’s the money?

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Gov. Jim Justice and his administration have done well in trying to live up to the governor’s promises in regard to providing state employees with better pay and benefits. After finding the money in the budget last March to give state employees, including education professionals and service personnel, a […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Governor Justice makes two great picks for state

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Daily Mail editorial page: Credit Gov. Jim Justice for making two good picks on Tuesday when he selected outgoing State Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, as secretary of Commerce and outgoing Delegate Jill Upson, R-Jefferson, as secretary of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. The Commerce secretary position had been vacant […]

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By December 9, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Tax to aid black lung sufferers should be extended

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington:  With the incidence of black lung disease among coal miners again on the rise, now is not the time to put benefits that help miners with the disease in jeopardy. But if Congress doesn’t act by the end of the year, which is fast approaching, the extent of those […]

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Opinion: Roger Hanshaw serving in citizen legislature for all citizens
By December 7, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Roger Hanshaw serving in citizen legislature for all citizens

By Philip Reale I have read with interest the front page article in the Dec. 6, 2018, edition of The Charleston Gazette-Mail titled “Speaker’s gas ties put ethics in focus”.  I have been involved directly and indirectly with the West Virginia Legislature since my days as a college student some 48 years ago, and while […]

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By December 5, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Substance abuse council a good move; Eastern Panhandle deserves a voice

The Journal News Monday from the Governor’s Office highlighted the addition of a new state substance abuse council. We applaud this effort. The state of West Virginia has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Any effort to halt the devastation is badly needed. While the state and Gov. Jim Justice’s administration deserve credit for establishing […]

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By December 4, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Reporter’s Notebook — ‘Tis the election season again

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Much like Christmas seems to start before October even ends, the next election seems to start as soon as the last one ends. The 2018 election was Nov. 6 and we’re just barely into December. Yet, people are either announcing their pre-candidacies or are starting to […]

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Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia
By December 3, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Palliative care results in better outcomes in West Virginia

New West Virginia coalition will help improve patient care and quality of life By Delegate Amy Summers R-Taylor, 49thDistrict West Virginia cancer patients and their families need all the support they can get. A new State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care will improve the quality of life of these seriously ill patients and their families […]

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By November 26, 2018 Read More →

Opinion: Coming Home — Healthcare’s Role in West Virginia’s Economic Comeback

By Andy McKenzie Former W.Va. State Senator and Mayor of Wheeling Healthcare and the health of West Virginians has an integral role in the economic comeback of our statethat’s happening right now. Under the superior leadership of Governor Jim Justice, the state has alreadymade financial history, including: • The largest first-quarter tax revenue collection in […]

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By November 23, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginians should show support with Small Business Saturday

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Those of you braving the Black Friday shopping crowds today might wish you had waited a day — stayed out of the herd, as it were — to shop with a little less of the madness, on Small Business Saturday. Each year, smaller, locally owned, brick and mortar retailers […]

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