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Local Columns

Marshall Memo: Information Available on School Levy; A Poet; and 70 Years

During the next eight weeks Marshall County residents who wish to learn more on the upcoming Marshall County excess school levy will have that opportunity as school personnel and others will be available to provide additional information. Actually four groups have already had a chance to ...

Europe’s Energy Crisis Offers Bleak Warning for U.S.

If you think the worst of energy-driven inflation is over, you’re unfortunately very wrong. While prices at the gas pump have settled from mid-summer highs, electricity bills are soaring on the back of surging natural gas prices. Regulators, grid operators, and utilities are warning that the ...

Talking About a Taxing Situation

It sure was interesting to be at the Greenbrier Resort last week for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 86th Annual Meeting and Business Summit, especially since Gov. Jim Justice dropped a bomb of a press release on lawmakers during the event. I won’t rehash all the drama. In short, ...

West Virginia’s Award-Winning Broadband Programs

Broadband expansion and world-class internet connectivity are crucial elements to a growing and prosperous West Virginia. Accordingly, Gov.Justice and the West Virginia Legislature are devoting significant resources and focus toward realizing the goal of internet for everyone. To achieve ...

Marshall Memo: New City Building; the Strand; and JM Hall of Fame Inductions

It was three years ago when Moundsville city officials became serious about a new municipal building. Previous city officials had discussed the same but money or other reasons prevented changes from moving forward. What did happen was that council members adopted a 1-percent tax, and according ...

Oppose Kotagal for EEOC Chief

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Senate will consider a nomination that could have deep impact on West Virginia and Indiana businesses and their employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of those Washington, D.C. agencies that could, through overregulation and ...