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Local Columns

What’s The Future Of Permitting Reform?

I don’t know if things have cooled down behind-the-scenes, but it appears that U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is backing the permitting reform package that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., negotiated with Democratic congressional leadership. Capito has staked out her own path on ...

Don’t Be Duped — Voice Your Support for Amendment 2

Politicians are fascinating creatures. They all say they want to cut our taxes, while some at the same time say they oppose Amendment 2. Support for Amendment 2 is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to tax cut and put more money back in their pocket. Amendment 2 means giving lawmakers ...

Marshall Memo: Big Move for City Officials; Veterans Day Plans; Honors

While the staff of the city of Moundsville’s Building Inspectors Office have relocated and the city’s Fire Department employees are set to move in the coming week, things are in order for the start of a new Moundsville Municipal Building. For the next 13 months, the building inspectors ...

Feds Must Adopt Regulatory Reform for W.Va. Natural Gas Jobs

As a gas royalty owner, I am excited about the prospects for clearing some of the hurdles that have hindered the development of the state’s bountiful reserves of natural gas. We are paid on the volume of natural gas produced from wells and the price for that gas. But the lack of ...

Power to the People

Man, where do I start? It was a very busy week last week here under the golden dome, with two special sessions done, major economic development announcements, controversial social issues, our two U.S. senators fighting behind the scenes, among other things.The good news of course are the two ...

Wheeling University Finding Its Place in Higher Ed Market

Last week, Mr. M.L. Wilson presented some information that used Wheeling University as an example of how public institutions of higher learning have an unfair advantage over the private colleges in our state. It is true that public universities in West Virginia reap the rewards of state ...