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Libertarian candidates gaining traction

October 24, 2014 Three of the five candidates for the U.S. Senate from West Virginia are under no illusions about winning the election. They know they have no chance of prevailing. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va. more »»

Manchin trying to change minds

October 23, 2014 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., has a well-deserved reputation as a conciliator, eager and often able to make political opponents understand his positions and sometimes agree with the. more »»

Punishments should be severe in Morgantown

October 22, 2014 Rioters who destroyed property and assaulted firefighters and police officers Saturday night in Morgantown should be prosecuted and punished severely. more »»

Belington Council ‘throws out’ proposal

October 21, 2014 Belington City Council did the right thing by voting last week to do away with a controversial proposed ordinance that would have required an application and a $25 fee from anyone who wanted to move... more »»

Gee’s focus is on WVU’s students

October 20, 2014 No doubt West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee’s emphasis on serving students will be applauded by many Mountain State residents — and rightly so. more »»

Stimulus fiasco

October 20, 2014 Mismanagement of a federal “stimulus” grant has come back to haunt West Virginia officials — as well it should. more »»

Capito the clear choice for Senate

October 18, 2014 For nearly 14 years, U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has defended the interests of residents of our region well in Washington. more »»

Mooney will serve W.Va. best

October 18, 2014 The Nov. 4 election is of critical importance to all Americans — and in some ways, especially so to residents of our area. We will be electing someone new to represent us in Congress. more »»

How to create jobs

October 18, 2014 Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., lists as his top priority ensuring that West Virginia’s economy is healthy. His approach to job creation is thoughtful and comprehensive. more »»

Obama’s mandates killing jobs

October 17, 2014 Government regulations including the massively expensive Obamacare mandates are preventing some local businesses from creating new jobs. more »»


October 16, 2014 Since taking over the reigns of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture in 2012, Walt Helmick has been a man on a missio. more »»

Red tape tangling up local VFDs

October 13, 2014 New West Virginia Fire Marshal Tony Carrico has said he wants to reduce the terrible toll fires take in West Virginia. That will be difficult; the risk of dying in a fire here is about 3. more »»

All talk

October 6, 2014 If a person is known by the company she keeps, Natalie Tennant clearly is an ultra-liberal of the type most West Virginians have rejected soundly. more »»

Black lung regulations must work once again

September 29, 2014 No doubt a new report on coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung disease — will result in a flurry of recriminations as those on all sides of the issue attempt to place blame for a resurgence in th... more »»

WVU correct in zero-tolerance policy

September 29, 2014 Cornerback Daryl Worley was a starter in the first three West Virginia University football games this season. You did not see him in the lineup last weekend against Oklahoma, howeve. more »»

Out of balance

September 23, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

W.Va. only state with rising crime rate

September 22, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. more »»


September 19, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. more »»

Too many storage tanks to register

September 18, 2014 After eight months, the challenges brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Clamming up about coal

September 17, 2014 It is no surprise that, as The Associated Press reported, “West Virginia’s top legislative leaders aren’t sure clamoring over coal this election season does much good for Appalachia’s... more »»



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