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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 »»

Reporting Child Abuse to the Police

February 4, 2014 Any adult who has a reasonable suspicion a child is being abused should report it to law enforcement authorities. more »»

Curb Misuse Of Painkillers

February 3, 2014 Misuse of prescription medicines such as those used to dull the pain of injuries and some illnesses accounts for a substantial number of people with serious drug addiction. more »»

Enact McKinley Bill on Coal Ash

February 3, 2014 It appears U.S. Rep. David McKinley has pulled off quite a feat. Just a few years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was poised to declare coal ash a hazardous waste. more »»

Keystone Pipeline Excuses All Gone

February 3, 2014 Throughout his term as president, Barack Obama has insisted his administration could not allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the U.S. more »»

Stop Obama Delays On Keystone Project

February 3, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please your radical environmentalist supporters. more »»

Reverse Reading Education Trend

February 2, 2014 Nearly three-fourths of fourth-grade students in West Virginia do not read proficiently — and the situation has worsened, not improved, during the past decade, according to a national repor. more »»

Ensuring Adopted Children Fare Well

February 2, 2014 Ohio legislators are on a path to improve the lives of many of the state’s most helpless residents — children who need adoptive parents. more »»

Being Good Stewards Of W.Va. State Parks

February 2, 2014 Because damage to some West Virginia state parks caused by natural disasters in 2012 had to be repaired, the park system is in dire financial straits, legislators were told last month. more »»

Don’t Slash Local Funds

February 1, 2014 Worthwhile bills moving through the West Virginia Legislature with the goal of reducing state subsidies for the horse- and dog-racing industries have unpleasant side-effects for local residents. more »»

Checking Honesty Of School Officials

February 1, 2014 Some Ohio legislators have entirely the wrong attitude about a massive scandal involving public schools in Columbus. They should not be worrying as much about that city as other school districts. more »»

Honoring Truly Great Teachers

January 31, 2014 Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. more »»

Compromise On Flood Insurance

January 30, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects thousands of Ohio Valley homeowners and business... more »»

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