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W.Va. coalition against child poverty sees successes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As Stephen Smith sees it, this legislative session may go down as the one that made ending childhood poverty a priority. The Our Children, Our Future Campaign saw much of its legislative platform pass during the regular session that ended last weekend, said Smith, a member of[Read More…]

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Fighting secrecy in government

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. ELKINS, W.Va. — Secrecy in government is one of the evils that newspapers have always fought against. Secrecy makes problems[Read More…]

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WVU wins 16th NCAA rifle championship

MURRAY, Ky. — The WVU rifle team won its nation-best 16th NCAA championship Saturday, March 15, with a 4705 score at the finals, at Murray State’s CFSB Center. It was the second straight title for the Mountaineers and third under eight-year coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came[Read More…]

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Sunshine Week more than press issue; Americans have right to know

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from the Times-West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — “Open government is good government” is the theme for Sunshine Week, which runs today through Saturday.[Read More…]

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The Greenbrier a sparkling gem to be nurtured

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — For the off-season, The Greenbrier resort was certainly in the news last week. Despite the unwelcome return of winter to southern West Virginia, the spotlight was particularly warm and bright on the resort and its owner, Jim Justice. On Friday we reported[Read More…]

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Steubenville still divided over rape convictions

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The wound runs deep – so deep that some refuse to talk about it and others lash out at the very mention of it. One year ago today, two Steubenville High School students went to jail for raping a 16-year-old Weirton girl in August 2012. But the[Read More…]

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