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Editorials

Revenue concern is understandable

Earlier this week, we warned that a proposal by some West Virginia legislators to reduce, then eliminate a tax paid by many manufacturers would run into a buzz saw if it lacks safeguards for local government entities. On Monday, the point was reinforced by local officials in ...

Catching the mistake before it is too late

Officials in Brooke County discovered another issue with a levy in recent days. This time, at least, the mistake was caught before it went before the voters. During their meeting Tuesday, county commissioners announced there had been a miscalculation made while establishing rates for a ...

Making children the top priority

Children are the top priority in the minds of many West Virginians. Some legislators wonder whether they are a high enough priority in state government, however. During a press conference Monday in Charleston, a bipartisan group of lawmakers suggested state government needs to do more to ...

Championship time in the Ohio Valley

This is a hectic time of year for local competitors throughout the area. Fans of high school sports in the region already have seen the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference crown champions in wrestling, swimming and bowling. Girls basketball titles will be awarded on Saturday, with the boys ...

Make safeguards part of tax relief

Regarding an important bill in the West Virginia Legislature, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers deserve plaudits for making their branch of government work as the nation’s founders intended. That is to say, without partisanship being the key to how issues are decided. A measure that ...

Celebrate the contributions

Black History Month 2020 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “African Americans and the Vote” is the theme selected by the Association for the Study of African American ...