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Law Enforcement Ruling Appropriate

From an editorial in The Intelligencer /Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Why law enforcement agencies sometimes withhold information about internal investigations is a mystery to us. One would think police and sheriff’s departments would be eager to expose the few bad apples in their midst – and assure the public[Read More…]

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Small Business Saturday marks fourth year

By Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Local retailers have a message for people as they continue shopping this holiday season: Shop small. Small businesses, that is. For the fourth year in a row, local businesses are hoping to capitalize on Small Business Saturday, a promotion launched[Read More…]

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WVPA Column: Newspapers energize the holiday shopping marketplace

By Don Smith Executive Director West Virginia Press Association West Virginians know Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, the Macy’s parade and football. Those are traditions. There is another tradition many West Virginians count on each Thanksgiving: finding the community newspaper “stuffed” with sales fliers and coupons. The[Read More…]

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Herald-Dispatch encouraged by alternative to lockup for DUI cases

Excerpts from an editorial in the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: “HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — … A test group of offenders have been issued the new SOBERLINK device, which com­bines cellphone and GPS technology with a hand-held Breathalyzer. Officers with the Sheriff’s Alternative Sentencing Division can place a call to the offender at[Read More…]

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Bluefield paper decries “War on Coal”

Excerpts from an editorial in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: “BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The looming closure of the Caterpillar mining equipment plant in Pulaski, Va., is another troubling blow to the coalfields of Southwest Virginia. The company announced last week that it will be shutting down its mining equipment plant in[Read More…]

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Church and state in W.Va.’s capital

This photo by the Charleston Daily Mail’s Tom Hindman captures one of the most commonly photographed views in the capital city. It is known colloquially as “Church and State.” The buildings pictured are, from left, Charleston Baptist Temple, the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the West Virginia[Read More…]

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