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Questions on Spill Remain

February 10, 2014 Many states have regulations intended to prevent chemical spills such as the one that affected drinking water for about 300,000 West Virginians last month. more »»

Religious Liberty Vital in U.S., Too

February 10, 2014 Last week, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Barack Obama insisted freedom of religion “is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. more »»

Giving Ormet Fighting Chance

February 9, 2014 Time is running out for about 1,000 men and women who worked at the Ormet aluminum plant until last fall. If Ohio legislators and Gov. more »»

Holding Property Tax Rates Down

February 9, 2014 Throughout the Northern Panhandle, the assessed values of taxable property seem to be going up, largely as a result of the gas drilling boom. more »»

Provide Ohio Schools With More Flexibility

February 9, 2014 The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results, it has been said. Apparently state- and federal-level public school regulators don’t agree. more »»

Ignore Racing Industry Claim

February 8, 2014 It should have come as no surprise that representatives of the dog and horse racing industries are predicting doom and gloom if West Virginia legislators trim the lavish state subsidies they receive. more »»

Clearing Up Water Department Issues

February 8, 2014 Ohio state Auditor Dave Yost’s office has a reputation for letting the chips fall where they may when investigating local government operations. more »»

Leave Monitoring Up to the States

February 7, 2014 By definition, both the state of West Virginia and the federal government failed about 300,000 Mountain State residents badly last month. more »»

Make Austerity Policy in W.Va.

February 7, 2014 Too little, too late. That sums up a mini-recovery West Virginia state government recorded this month after half a year of dismal revenue figures. more »»

Delay Achievement Testing in Ohio

February 7, 2014 Ohio legislators and the state Department of Education are being asked to give public schools and their students a break on achievement tests scheduled for this spring. more »»

More Propaganda Coming on Climate

February 7, 2014 It would be difficult to top the White House media blitz on Obamacare as an example of taxpayer-funded government propaganda. more »»

Getting Help With Seedy Structures

February 6, 2014 Steubenville officials, like their counterparts in many local communities, have not been able to resolve the problem of crumbling buildings that, in addition to being eyesores, are health and safet... more »»

Punish Fraudulent ‘Recruiting’ Aides

February 6, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 million. more »»

Base Premiums On Flood Risks

February 5, 2014 Of course federal flood insurance premiums should reflect risk. more »»

Reduce W.Va. Abortion Rate

February 5, 2014 Abortions are occurring much less often in the United States, according to a report issued this week. That is wonderful news — but, sadly, it is not true in West Virginia. more »»

EPA’s ‘Listening Tour’ Is Dishonest

February 5, 2014 Talk about stacking the deck: The Environmental Protection Agency has released information on its “Public Listening” sessions to hear opinions on its proposed new regulations for coal-fired power... more »»

Heroin Epidemic Nothing New Here

February 5, 2014 After actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose last weekend, some in the media speculated the tragedy would focus new public attention on the deadly drug. more »»

Battling Drug Abuse Effectively

February 4, 2014 Unlike much of the rest of West Virginia, the Northern Panhandle does not appear to be suffering from an epidemic of illegal methamphetamines. more »»

True Two-Party System Better

February 4, 2014 The “us vs. more »»

Obama Wrong About Economy

February 4, 2014 Manufacturing has rebounded in the United States, President Barack Obama assured us during his State of the Union speech. Not reall. more »»

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