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Stop Covering Up Abuses of Veterans

June 30, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigatio. more »»

Government Can Help, Sometimes

June 30, 2014 The late President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Sometimes that is all too true. more »»

Will More Money Make Border Secure?

June 30, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

Cut Education Bureaucracy

June 29, 2014 Michael Martirano, West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, has his work cut out for hi. more »»

Make Wheeling Plan Simple, Appealing

June 29, 2014 Good for members of a committee preparing a new comprehensive plan for Wheeling, for insisting that it be easy to understand and informative. more »»

Deter Criminal Acts in Schools

June 28, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin... more »»

Voters Are Best Ethics Watchdogs

June 28, 2014 Many of us receive mailings from those who represent us in both the state and national legislatures, often with glowing reports of how the lawmakers are “working for yo. more »»

Road Repair Plan Desirable

June 27, 2014 Belmont County commissioners should use part of the windfall they are receiving from drilling leases to repair some county roads. more »»

Safeguarding Water Supplies

June 27, 2014 After a hazardous chemical spilled into the Elk River at Charleston in January, many people learned lessons about how to handle such an emergency. more »»

Approve Johnson Proposal in Senate

June 27, 2014 Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has proved that sometimes, common sense can prevail in Washington. In the process, he has done a service for victims of severe burns. more »»

Iraqi Leaders Lack Sense of Emergency

June 27, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

Guardianship Rules Needed

June 26, 2014 Children without family members to safeguard their interests, along with some elderly and disabled people, sometimes need court-appointed guardians. more »»

Perseverance Pays Off in Moundsville

June 26, 2014 It looks as if one more big push will accomplish something very good that has been in the works for about 14 years in Moundsville. more »»

Treat Frat Hazing As the Crime It Is

June 26, 2014 Hazing that involves physical abuse of people being initiated into clubs, fraternities and other groups remains far too common, especially on college campuses. more »»

Policy in Iraq Lacks Realism, Consistency

June 26, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipments. more »»

Keep Casino, Track Healthy

June 25, 2014 Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack &?Resort at Chester remains a strong business, providing hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy. more »»

Fill State School Board Vacancy

June 25, 2014 With a major public school improvement campaign in progress, the West Virginia Board of Education needs all hands on deck. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin can ensure that happens. more »»

Terrorists by Any Other Name Evil

June 25, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all inside. more »»

Misbehavior at VA Not Being Punished

June 25, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scanda. more »»

Find More Money For Classrooms

June 24, 2014 Nearly all the 34 projects approved for funding under a state education grant initiative in Ohio involve variations on teaching. That is appropriate, of cours. more »»

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