It’s Time To Stand Up for Ukraine

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The bravery of the Ukrainian people against Putin’s invasion is a rare and amazing thing. Free people are fighting to preserve a free nation. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are trying to escape vile bombardment. It falls on us to provide support however we are ...

Medicare Advantage Works

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Inflation may be forcing some of us to sacrifice the things we like to enjoy, and even more so, the things we regularly need. Health care is one of those necessities. That’s why, in these times of financial uncertainty and instability, I feel additional gratitude for ...

Don’t Weaken Mine Safety Laws

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: (Editor’s note: the bill in question, House Bill 4840, sponsored by Delegate Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, did not advance before crossover day). In one of the more brazen acts of political disgrace, West Virginia Republicans are seeking to take the teeth out of laws ...

States Stand With Ukraine


Across the country, states are doing what they can to support Ukraine — and to make Russia feel the consequences of its actions. Ohio, for example is looking to have the state’s workers’ compensation funds divested of Russian assets. Indiana’s House passed legislation to block ...

Hit Russia Where It Hurts


President Joe Biden finds himself in a difficult position, after having pledged to impose financial sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its invasion of Ukraine, but stopping short of including a halt to oil and gas export from the country. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined ...

Moving Forward On Past History


West Virginia’s history is wrapped up in the coal industry, and it has been only in recent years lawmakers have begun to embrace a diversified and forward-looking approach to our economy. But now we are moving in leaps and bounds. Last month, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley ...