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Mountain State struggles to keep up

June 4, 2016 College graduates looking for a place to start their careers are bombarded by information as they try to make good decisions. more »»

Prevailing wage move is working

June 2, 2016 Opponents of the West Virginia Legislature’s action to scrap the old “prevailing wage” law insisted it would not save taxpayers money. Wron. more »»

Event will not be a circus

June 2, 2016 After watching the circuses into which some televised debates among candidates for president degenerated, the two leading candidates for governor in West Virginia may be leery of subjecting... more »»

House budget bill a start

June 1, 2016 Very few people seemed to be cheering the news Friday that the West Virginia House of Delegates had approved a state budget bill. That is because the measure is highly unlikely to be signed by Gov. more »»

Canadians ally should be cherished

May 31, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Lifting of embargo creates situation

May 31, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionism. more »»

Lawmakers must tackle issue head on

May 27, 2016 This could be labeled the Year of Unfinished Business for West Virginia legislators. more »»

Compromise a two-way street

May 26, 2016 What happens when an irresistible force collides with an immovable object? With any luck, reductions in the size of West Virginia state government. The force vs. more »»

Examination of higher ed a good idea

May 25, 2016 Job One after West Virginia legislators adopt a new budget should be keeping this year’s fiasco from occurring again. more »»

Budget needs to be approved

May 24, 2016 West Virginia legislators have just a little more than a month to come up with a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. more »»

Saving Money

May 23, 2016 State officials finding ways to do things more efficiently, at less cost to taxpayers, deserve heartfelt pats on the bac. more »»

Reinstating food tax bad for W.Va.

May 20, 2016 Among the shining successes of West Virginia government for the past several years was phasing out the sales tax on food. more »»

Revenue estimates must be accurate

May 19, 2016 One easy way to produce a state budget that appears balanced has not been mentioned in Charleston during the past couple of months, with good reason. It does not solve problems, it creates the. more »»

West Virginia initiative catches on

May 18, 2016 West Virginia’s efforts to improve early childhood education are beginning to gain national attention, as the National Institute for Early Education Research released this year’s rankings of all 50... more »»

Reduction in spending is a must

May 17, 2016 West Virginia legislators — and taxpayers — have been painted into a corner again. If anything, the corner is tighter this time around. more »»

No Apology

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»


May 16, 2016 German authorities say there is no link between Islamic terrorism and a man who stabbed four people at a train station last week. The attacker is just mentally ill, they explain. more »»

Judicial election method a bad one

May 13, 2016 Fortunately for the future of our state, Beth Walker won a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court during Tuesday’s election. more »»

There must be consequences

May 12, 2016 Many children anxiously await the arrival of report cards each grading period. more »»

Plan should go light on tax hikes

May 11, 2016 It has been a safe bet for at least two weeks that any agreement on a new state budget for West Virginia would have to wait until at least mid-May. more »»



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