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Removing the label

January 18, 2015 Whether West Virginia merits the label of “judicial hellhole” is a topic that can prompt fierce arguments among business people and attorneys, liberals and conservative. more »»

Legislators are reaching out

January 17, 2015 Our representatives in Charleston were being proactive prior to the start of this year’s legislative session, and we must applaud their beginning efforts. more »»

A chance to get involved

January 16, 2015 There are many opportunities for our residents to get involved with their communities. more »»

Tomblin stresses need for cooperation

January 15, 2015 Legislators, no matter their party affiliation, will need to work together in order for West Virginia to move forward. That was the tone struck by Gov. more »»

Reinforce public’s right to information

January 14, 2015 West Virginia has very strict open government laws regarding both public documents and meetings of public bodies ranging from city councils to state agencies. more »»

Tomblin’s address will set the tone

January 13, 2015 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State address to the Legislature, coming up on Wednesday, may be the most interesting and important of his tenure. more »»

Rethink W.Va. public schools

January 12, 2015 As they ponder how to spend the next two months, West Virginia legislators should put high priority in getting back to the basics of good state government. more »»

State’s economy a big concern

January 11, 2015 State officials who had been banking on severance taxes to keep West Virginia's general fund budget in balance have been disappointed, as we reported last week. more »»

The press will not bow to terrorism

January 10, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Find a solution to tax dispute

January 9, 2015 Approximately two years of legal wrangling between Hancock County officials and the county’s largest employer came to an end earlier this week — to an extent. more »»

Get public input about ‘pooling’

January 8, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers likely will see some version of a forced pooling bill during the 60-day session, which begins Jan. 14. Similar bills failed in three of the past four sessions. more »»

Think safety while dealing with the cold

January 7, 2015 It took a while, but winter is finally settling in with the coldest temperatures of the season The biggest concern during periods of extreme cold weather is home heating safet. more »»

Congress should set coal ash rules

January 6, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials have backed away from a plan to regulate coal ash as a hazardous material. more »»

Make time for your health

January 5, 2015 We've ushered in 2015, and with the new year it's time to look closely at our lives and count our blessings. more »»

Economy still needs some work

January 4, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

Take precautions this flu season

January 3, 2015 The flu season soon will be upon us, and we encourage residents to take whatever precautions they can to prevent from being affected this year. more »»

Solution needed for road funding problem

January 2, 2015 Remember the “blue ribbon” commission Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed to recommend solutions to West Virginia’s highway funding dilemma? After many months of work it has resulted in ... nothing. more »»

The new year brings hope

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year. Several years ago, when the demise of the steel industry was in full swing and the drilling boom was just a promise for the future, it was tough to envision where we might be in 201. more »»

Make college more appealing

December 31, 2014 Higher Education Policy Commission statistics show enrollment in West Virginia colleges continues to fall. Enrollment in state-supported colleges has fallen approximately . more »»

Action needed on pension problem

December 30, 2014 One of the victims of Weirton's budget difficulties has been the funding put into the city's police and fire pensions. more »»

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