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Seniority shouldn’t guarantee position

July 22, 2014 Seniority — how long a person has held a particular job — may have some legitimate uses in managing public schools. more »»

State must exercise spending discipline

July 21, 2014 West Virginians cannot afford for state finances to be handled the same way some people manage their money. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 19, 2014 Applause to the events and donations helping the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA?achieve its $500,000 fundraising goal for the pool renovation project. more »»

Truth still in doubt at Clarksburg VA

July 18, 2014 Something is badly wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg. The question is, what? Both U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Nothing done on highway funds

July 18, 2014 Within weeks, some highway and bridge projects in West Virginia could come to a screeching halt. more »»

W.Va. voters shifting parties

July 16, 2014 News that fewer than half the voters in West Virginia consider themselves Democrats should have come as no surprise to party leaders. more »»

State board looking at principals

July 15, 2014 The critical roles played by school principals are apparent to most in the education community. more »»

New way to fight sexual predators

July 14, 2014 Sexual predators are crafty in the extreme, and that is a special worry to parents trying to safeguard their children. Now, Ohioans have a new weapon in that fight. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 12, 2014 Applause to all the volunteers and participants who brought us the 30th annual Mountain State Street Machines Auto Extravaganza last weekend. more »»

‘Monsters’: Not real life, just real dumb

July 11, 2014 P.T. Barnum famously said no one would ever go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. It’s clear the producers of “Mountain Monsters” won’t go broke any time soon. more »»

How will state spending cuts affect residents?

June 30, 2014 Older and disabled people in West Virginia who need help to maintain independent lifestyles are losing one resourc. more »»

New approach needed for state mental hospitals

June 23, 2014 West Virginia’s treatment of some of the most unfortunate among us, the mentally ill, has been controversial for decades. Periodically, judges step in to order changes. more »»

Broadband Council has been a disaster

June 16, 2014 If spending taxpayers’ money at a rapid pace is the test of success for government — as some officials seem to think — West Virginia’s Broadband Deployment Council is a flop. more »»

Egregious Punishments needed for VA missteps

June 14, 2014 Local veterans of military service may be among those victimized rather than served by the Department of Veterans Service. more »»

Diversification will be slowed by war on coal

June 9, 2014 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama’s war on coal represents an opportunity West Virginians should seiz. more »»


June 5, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Closer Look

June 5, 2014 West Virginia landfills are required to have radioactivity monitors installed by Jan. 1, 2015. Other new landfill rules are being developed, according to state officials. more »»

Mountain State should look to Ohio

June 4, 2014 Sometimes being a leader is the wrong thing to do — if you are taking people in the wrong direction. more »»

Big Mess Medicaid now a huge drain

June 3, 2014 Taxpayers’ hackles ought to go up every time they hear politicians pledging some new program “won’t cost us anything. more »»

New Battle

June 2, 2014 New Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive the cost of electricity up 4 percent this year and an additional 13 percent by 2020, the U.S. Energy Department said last week. more »»



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