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The loss of a social justice giant

 An editorial from the Exponent-Telegram:  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela Not since the death[Read More…]

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Hands-free requirement may not be enough

An editorial from The Register-Herald: BECKLEY, W.Va. — The revolutionary impact of technology on our lives in the past two decades has without question changed them for the better. From improved food safety to miraculous medical treatments to the recent unprecedented advances in communications. But with all such dramatic leaps[Read More…]

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Thirty years and counting, Mountain Stage rocks

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For generations, West Virginia has been known as an energy state – producing coal and natural gas from within the state’s borders for consumption here and across the U.S. and world. The Mountain State produces another high-energy export – live[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: Exquisite writing leaves an impression

By James A. Haught The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the West Virginia Book Festival was canceled because of the Kanawha library’s money crisis, a pang of loss was felt among lovers of writing. Then longtime Gazette staffer Susan Williams asked readers to remember special books that affected their[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: Courage seen as currency of political activism

Coalition leader’s book provides insight to ‘Our Children, Our Future’          Editor’s Note: The following is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” coalition. The association is following the coalition’s efforts to develop and push legislation to combat child poverty during the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. By George Hohmann[Read More…]

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Getting Away With Health Care Fraud

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website, HealthCare.gov, may be “or-phans,” officials confirmed last week. That is the term federal bureaucrats have coined to describe people who enrolled[Read More…]

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Bluefield growls over a Grinch

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — In 2009, Bluefield’s Holiday of Lights was repeatedly targeted by thieves seeking copper wire. The crimes were an awful act then, and they are just as terrible now. As of Thursday, one or more individuals have stolen Holiday of Lights[Read More…]

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Confusion clearing on ‘Feed to Achieve’ law

By Roger Adkins Exponent-Telegram CHARLESTON — There is less confusion these days about legislation passed to help provide free meals to West Virginia students, according to school administrators. When the Feed to Achieve bill (SB 663) was passed in April, it caused a lot of confusion for administrators and the[Read More…]

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