The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Registerhttp://www.theintelligencer.net/page/category.detail/nav/509/Local Columnsen-usSat, 28 May 2016 04:03:44 EDTSat, 28 May 2016 04:03:44 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSolving Budget Crisis Takes Leadershiphttp://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/661527.htmlAfter two months of negotiations that failed to result in a compromise for the 2017 budget, I called the Legislature back to Charleston, encouraging Democrats and Republicans, senators and delegates, to work together to pass a structurally sound...Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpending It or Losing It in W.Va.http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/661523.htmlDuring the past several weeks, I've been told by two moderately high-ranking officials that what I'd written about state spending was incorrect. We're not spending anywhere near the amounts of money I wrote, they insisted. They were wrong.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTCelebrate Good Thingshttp://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/661524.htmlI watched the story about the 100-year-old woman who was running on an outdoor track in an attempt to set a record. As she got her frail-looking body toward the finish line, she stumbled and took a hard fall to the ground.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTReally Helping Minershttp://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/661056.htmlIf the federal government really wanted to help people in West Virginia's southern coalfields, Washington would buy their homes.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTA Divided America Is Crying Out for Leadershiphttp://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/661057.htmlThis election cycle has been unlike any we've ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they've spoken with their votes.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT