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Ponder Home Rule In New Martinsville

March 22, 2016 New Martinsville officials hope to do more to deal with both dilapidated buildings and junk cars. They should look into the state’s Home Rule Pilot Program. more »»

Rein In Drug Abuse Enabled by Doctors

March 22, 2016 During an eight-month period in 2013-2014, Dr. Iraj Derakhshan of Charleston wrote more than 14,000 prescriptions for controlled substances, investigators found. more »»

Castro No Reformer

March 22, 2016 Cuban President Raul Castro is never, ever asked embarrassing questions by those in his country’s state-run “news” media. But during a joint appearance with U.S. more »»

Improving Union Local Schools

March 21, 2016 Union Local School District officials are right to be concerned about shortcomings pointed out in state “Report Card” grades for the syste. more »»

Federal Funding A Drop in Bucket

March 21, 2016 Some investment. more »»

Budget Delay A Good Thing

March 21, 2016 Many West Virginia legislators were frustrated last week when they had to leave the Capitol without approving a new state budget. But that probably was not a bad thin. more »»

Learn More About Killer’s Accomplices

March 21, 2016 Belgian police might have captured one of the masterminds of last year’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris sooner, but for the fact he had help — lots of it. more »»

Holding Local Tax Rates Down

March 20, 2016 County boards of education and other local government bodies should hold tax rates as low as possible. That ought to go without saying. more »»

Give Smithfield Residents a Break

March 20, 2016 Smithfield, Ohio, voters did something courageous last Tuesday. They voted, 128-94, against dissolving the village as a municipalit. more »»

Regulating Chickens Within Moundsville

March 20, 2016 Who knew? Apparently, chickens are popular pets in Moundsville. City council members learned that last week when they considered a ban on keeping chickens within municipal limit. more »»

Keeping Taxes Down No Failure

March 19, 2016 Some liberals have begun exclaiming gleefully that the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature is a dismal failure. more »»

Prudent Timing Vital on Budget

March 19, 2016 Enacting a state budget by the end of the day Tuesday, as both Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and some West Virginia legislators had hoped, would have been an unmitigated disaste. more »»

Demand Jobs Project Results

March 18, 2016 Monroe County has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio, at 10.7 percent. more »»

Find, Punish All Involved in Scandal

March 18, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

March 18, 2016 West Virginians are among the least healthy people in the nation, some scholarly studies conclude. more »»

Obama Court Pick Is Not Acceptable

March 18, 2016 Neither Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., nor Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Clinton: She’ll Kill Coal Jobs

March 17, 2016 “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and companies out of business,” Hillary Clinton boasted during a campaign event in Columbus on Sunday. more »»

Learn Why Navy Took SEALs’ Guns

March 17, 2016 It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEALs. more »»

Repair Existing Football Stadiums

March 17, 2016 Football stadiums in Moundsville and Cameron are in need of repair. more »»

EPA Needs to Get Priorities in Order

March 17, 2016 Start building a new home on a tract of marshy land, and the U.S. more »»

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