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Attorney General Change Welcome

March 17, 2014 During just the past 14 months, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has returned about $16.5 million to the state’s general fund. more »»

Obama Sets Record For Keeping Secrets

March 17, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Safeguarding Right to Know

March 16, 2014 No sooner do elected officials proclaim their regard for a free press and an informed public than — often in meetings held covertly — they begin chipping away at their constituents’ right to know. more »»

Avoiding Fiscal Cliff in W.Va.

March 16, 2014 West Virginia has reached a turning point. The road state government is on leads to a fiscal cliff of the same kind many other states have gone over during the past few years. more »»

Going Extra Mile To Convict Rapists

March 16, 2014 Earlier this year, we urged West Virginia legislators to approve a bill intended to improve how health care professionals handle evidence gathered in rape cases. more »»

Restructuring In Wheeling

March 15, 2014 It is time for a dramatic restructuring of Wheeling city government departments and services. more »»

Learning About Animals in W.Va.

March 15, 2014 There is no better way for young people to learn about nature than to be exposed to it — to learn, for example, that a rattlesnake’s warning sounds nothing like the television sound-effect or that... more »»

Seize Second Chance on Bill

March 14, 2014 Action that should have been a certainty on the very first day of the West Virginia Legislature’s regular session this year still is in doubt this wee. more »»

Keeping Courts Open to Press

March 14, 2014 Among the most important safeguards of freedom we Americans enjoy is that of news media access to law enforcement agencies and the courts. more »»

Going to the Dogs May Help Police

March 14, 2014 Steubenville officials are right to be concerned about the cost of adding a K-9 unit to the city police departmen. more »»

Give Volunteer Fire Departments a Break

March 14, 2014 For many years, most residents of the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»

Officials Wrong Regarding Poem

March 13, 2014 Thoughtful West Virginians recognize that along with the blessings of the coal industry have come terrible curses in the form of disasters that, through the years, have claimed hundreds of lives. more »»

Keeping Drunks Off Ohio Highways

March 13, 2014 Habitual drunken drivers too often get away with endangering — and sometimes killing — other motorists. Reports of people arrested multiple times for driving under the influence are not uncommo. more »»

Denial of Federal Aid Should Be Reversed

March 13, 2014 Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have rejected West Virginia’s request for money — a few million dollars, at most — to reimburse emergency responders, public agencies and nonprofit... more »»

Limit Rainy Day Fund Use

March 12, 2014 West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will have to raid the state’s Rainy Day Fund to balance the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. more »»

Obama Not Really Defending Seniors

March 12, 2014 President Barack Obama does not have to worry about votes from senior citizens this fall. more »»

Revive Racing Industry Cuts

March 11, 2014 When time expired Saturday night in this year’s regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s horse- and dog-racing industries had managed to strike a blow against an attempt to... more »»

Tomblin Right To Be Concerned

March 11, 2014 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin reportedly has some reservations about gun-related legislation sent to him for his signature. He should be concerned. more »»

Obama Contradicts Own Stated Policy

March 11, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Learning What Makes a Mass Killer

March 11, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his... more »»

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