Opinion

By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: 12-year-old delivering WVU address is an inspiration

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette editorial page:  The West Virginia University Reed College of Media will have the youngest person in school history — possibly U.S. history — deliver it’s commencement address on May 10. Twelve-year-old dynamo Hilde Kate Lysiak, who has been reporting on crime for her website and self-published newspaper — Orange Street […]

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By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. must find a way forward on education

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: While most discussions inside education reform hearings held around the state these past couple of weeks have focused on support services for children suffering from the trauma of growing up in broken homes, the benefits and drawbacks of charter schools and the advantages and disadvantages of education savings accounts, we […]

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Editorial: Helping the WVSOS stop the spread of disinformation

From The Journal of Martinsburg: On a recent visit to the Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner brought with him an interesting packet of information. The packet included images depicting posts made on social media as part of the disinformation campaign used against America — and its democracy. Warner hopes to use […]

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By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Governor, road officials need to tell us the plan to improve road conditions

From The Dominion Post  of Morgantown We were about to write meetings on road conditions are just not enough. However, following Wednesday’s postponement of a Monongalia County Commission work session with state highway officials we thought better of that. For now, that meeting is supposedly rescheduled for next Wednesday (April 10). But judging by an […]

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Opinion: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals working to rebuild trust
By April 2, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals working to rebuild trust

By Justice Tim Armstead Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Thomas Paine once said that “character is much easier kept than recovered.”  Throughout 2018, events involving our State Supreme Court of Appeals rightfully shook our citizens’ confidence in the integrity of our State’s highest Court.  However, 2019 is a new year and we have a new Supreme Court that includes Justice Evan […]

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By March 21, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Democrat legislators requesting veto of campaign finance legislation – SB 622

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Legislators from the State Senate and House of Delegates joined together today to call on Governor Jim Justice to veto Senate Bill 622, the campaign finance reform bill recently passed by the Legislature. Senators Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam and Richard Lindsay, D-Kanawha, along with Delegates Andrew Byrd, D-Kanawha; Joe Canestraro, D-Marshall;  Amanda Estep-Burton, D-Kanawha; […]

Opinion: Senator Blair – WV Senate Bill 622 is true campaign finance reform 
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Senator Blair – WV Senate Bill 622 is true campaign finance reform 

By Senator Craig Blair, R-Berkeley During the past four years, one of the Legislature’s top priorities has been to modernize West Virginia’s laws and to take outdated and burdensome regulations off our books. We have succeeded in making West Virginia friendlier to businesses and in adopting policies that are competitive with those of our neighboring […]

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A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston

By Charles McElwee The March 2-3 edition of The Wall Street Journal has a three-page feature article contrasting the booming economies of Midland and Odessa in West Texas, and the depressed economy of Charleston, W.Va., attributable to the City being “a victim of the state’s demographics and rural characteristics.” The Charleston column focuses on the […]

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Opinion: WVSOS – Campaign finance legislation – SB 622 – provides greater transparency
By March 19, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: WVSOS – Campaign finance legislation – SB 622 – provides greater transparency

By Mac Warner WV Secretary of State Let the sunlight shine into political campaigns in West Virginia Transparency is the key component of good campaign finance policy. As we progress through the 21st Century, easily accessible and complete information is not only possible, it’s absolutely necessary for citizens to stay informed on how government is spending […]

By March 19, 2019 Read More →

OPINION Found Money: Lawmakers shouldn’t spend surplus

The Inter-Mountain West Virginia legislators are taking something of a risk with this year’s budget — but give them credit for their motives. On Friday, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the budget for the coming fiscal year, beginning July 1. But in addition, he signed nine bills providing supplemental appropriations out of the current-year […]

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