Opinion

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Fallen journalists deserve a memorial

By Barbara Cochran Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives. Just 15 months ago the deadliest attack on journalists in U.S. history took place at the office of the […]

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By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Congress should act on miners’ pensions, black lung program

From The Exponent Telegram: Maybe it was the bankruptcy of Murray Energy. Perhaps it was the constant pressure of the United Mine Workers Union and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Or likely it was the fact that 2020 is an election year. Whatever changed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s mind on sponsorship of a bill […]

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By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Saving small schools in W.Va. may be a hopeless quest

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Parents in the Genoa community of Wayne County could be about to lose their elementary school. They’re trying to stop the school’s consolidation into Dunlow Elementary, 11 miles to the south on W.Va. 152, but the battle may be over before it begins. Last week, the Wayne County Board of […]

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Editorial: Legislative hearings may be needed to uncover ongoing problems with Rise West Virginia
By November 12, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Legislative hearings may be needed to uncover ongoing problems with Rise West Virginia

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: About a week ago, state officials announced the RISE West Virginia program had completed 75 homes for victims of the devastating June 2016 floods in southern counties. Unless enormous progress in RISE is recorded during the next couple of months, state legislators convening the regular annual session in January […]

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Media Alert – Op-Ed available: Honoring and serving veterans beyond Veterans Day
By November 7, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert – Op-Ed available: Honoring and serving veterans beyond Veterans Day

By Cabinet Secretary Dennis Davis W.Va. Department of Veterans Assistance Veterans Day is upon us, and we should take time on this day to honor and celebrate those who served this country. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I, […]

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By October 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Mystery Trip! W.Va. Tourism Office deserves praise

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: On a national stage, West Virginia does not always enjoy the greatest of reputations. Most people, if they understand there is a West Virginia at all, have a general idea of us as backward, poor, maybe drug-addicted and living in a land like something out of “Deliverance.” (That was Georgia, people. […]

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Editorial: More foster parents leads to a better system in W.Va.
By October 29, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: More foster parents leads to a better system in W.Va.

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Child abuse and neglect is a crisis in West Virginia. That, in turn, has created a crisis in the state’s foster care system, as it grapples not only with the sheer number of children removed from homes, but being able to retain enough caseworkers and making sure the infrastructure of the […]

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By October 21, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: WVU keeping education affordable

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee actually was being a bit modest when he spoke of affordability during his State of the University speech last week. “Only six out of 50 flagship (state) universities are affordable for most students, according to a recent Institute for Higher Education Policy report,” […]

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By October 16, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginians should protect themselves from fraudulent charity schemes

By Penney Barker Business & Licensing Division Director WV Secretary of State’s Office The holiday season is quickly approaching, and around this time of year, West Virginians may find themselves giving more to charitable causes. Helping those in need is part of the holiday spirit and who we are as citizens of the Mountain State. […]

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By October 9, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. should be realistic in trimming next state budget

From Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia’s state government fiscal dilemma is illustrated well by the relief state officials exhibited last week when they learned, one-fourth of the way through the current fiscal year, the general revenue budget is only $29.7 million in the red. It could have been worse, to judge by the dismal […]