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Numbers, not service stressed

January 20, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Coal celebration won’t last

January 19, 2016 Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama’s assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. more »»

The dream remembered

January 18, 2016 Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. more »»

Nothing good from address

January 17, 2016 It was almost embarrassing to listen to President Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night. more »»

Fighting culture of drug abuse

January 16, 2016 West Virginia’s Mine Safety Office says the number of coal miners in the state who failed drug tests last year was lower than in the previous year. Good news, right? Not exactly. more »»

Saying goodbye to a legend

January 15, 2016 A champion for the oddball. A hitmaker. A starman. An actor and composer and playwright. Androgynous. Andy Warhol 2.0. more »»

Take a new look at courtesy patrol

January 14, 2016 As should have been clear from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address Wednesday he and West Virginia legislators will be focusing on money this year. more »»

Is the science really settled?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correc. more »»

Stop the delay of new pipelines

January 12, 2016 Thousands of West Virginians who have seen gas wells drilled where they own the mineral rights have not yet received any of those big royalty checks they were promised. more »»

Be cautious with your winter driving

January 11, 2016 The lack of snow so far this winter has left many drivers with a false sense of security on the road. more »»

Budget outlook growing worse

January 10, 2016 Just a couple of months ago, West Virginia officials were talking in terms of a $250 million gap in this year’s budget. more »»

Publicly setting school policy

January 9, 2016 State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano gets an A — well, maybe just an A-minus — for a decision he made earlier this week. His reversal of course was both the right and the smart choice. more »»

Here we go, Steelers

January 8, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers had decided to cash in and give up, losing to the rival Baltimore Ravens when a win could have sealed the Black and Gold’s fate as a... more »»

Better flow of information needed

January 7, 2016 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice might be alive today if Cleveland police officers had been told they might be about to confront a kid with a pellet gun. more »»

Pull plug on ‘counseling’ program

January 6, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Keep moving West Virginia forward

January 5, 2016 West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin worked wonders last year in improving the state’s business climate — making us more attractive to job creators. more »»

Land deal will be blessing for area

January 4, 2016 One of the biggest barriers to economic development in our region has been the lack of available land to draw new businesses. more »»

Low fatality rate no comfort

January 3, 2016 The embattled coal mining industry continues to fight a war against the double whammy of the economy and the ever-tightening regulations of a government agenda aimed at ending the burning of fossil... more »»

Raise awareness, get screened

January 2, 2016 The new year brings a chance for more opportunities and fresh starts. more »»

There are reasons to stay positive

January 1, 2016 A year ago today, we were writing about the potential of an investment at the old Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel mill in Mingo Junction that never became a done deal in 201. more »»

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