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Keep Future Fund Moving

March 5, 2014 As this year’s legislative session nears its end, it is encouraging to see that West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund bill appears to be on its way to becoming law. more »»

Aging Population Factor for Future

March 5, 2014 Local officials throughout the Ohio Valley are being reminded of a growing challenge — aging populations that will affect both services needed in the future are resources to provide them. more »»

Making Way For Second Superload

March 5, 2014 For a time last month, all anyone in the local area could talk about was the so-called “superload” that would be traveling through our area. How would it make the tight turns on W.Va. more »»

Autism Research Waste a Disservice

March 5, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good new. more »»

Changes Imperil Chemical Bill

March 4, 2014 Good, important bills can be amended to death in the West Virginia Legislature. That fate should not be permitted to befall a measure proposed in reaction to the disastrous Jan. more »»

Deter Day Care Abuse of Children

March 4, 2014 An Ohio day care operator who mistreated the children in her care is getting off with a light slap on the wrist. Police arrested Tammy E. more »»

Make Service To Vets Priority

March 3, 2014 Like most public officials in our area, Jefferson County commissioners are eager to do all in their power to help veterans of military service. more »»

Quick, Strategic Action Essential

March 3, 2014 Plans by a Brazilian firm to build an ethane cracker plant in Wood County are advanced but not finalize. more »»

Cut Fat in Military, Not Defense Muscle

March 3, 2014 In some ways, Americans face more military threats to our security than the nation did in the days leading up to World War II. more »»

Tread Carefully On Crisis in Ukraine

March 3, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administration. more »»

Getting Chemical Tank Bill Right

March 2, 2014 Knee-jerk reactions to disasters often leave much to be desired, especially when politicians are involved. more »»

Fiscal Safeguards Are Being Dodged

March 2, 2014 After scandals involving administration of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture surfaced earlier this year, it was suggested regular audits of all state agencies, including the Legislature,... more »»

Gee Excellent Choice As New WVU Leader

March 2, 2014 When former West Virginia University President Jim Clements left to go to Clemson last year, WVU’s Board of Governors faced a dilemma. more »»

Reduce Taxes More in Ohio

March 1, 2014 Tax cuts that could spur more economic development in Ohio and let Buckeye State residents keep more of their hard-earned money to enjoy progress were proposed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasic. more »»

Reject Proposed Prescription Bill

March 1, 2014 Drugs containing pseudoephedrine have been godsends to those who suffer from allergies and severe colds. For some, nothing else works well to battle their symptoms. more »»

Protect Public’s Right to Know

February 28, 2014 Attempts to keep the people from learning what their government is doing behind closed doors often are framed by special interests as steps to rein in the imaginary monolith described as “the media. more »»

Senate Should Kill Subsidies

February 28, 2014 The so-called “haircut bill” that would have trimmed state subsidies for the horse and dog racing industries was reduced to a few snips of the sideburns this week by the West Virginia House of... more »»

Tomblin Can Warn Rest of the Country

February 28, 2014 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has an opportunity to serve tens of millions of Americans, as well as Mountain State residents, in a sort of Paul Revere role. more »»

Ship Appropriate Memorial to Heroes

February 28, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»

Approve Ohio County TIF

February 27, 2014 With West Virginia Division of Highways officials uncertain of how they will find even enough money to repair the spring crop of potholes, state legislators and Gov. more »»

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