Opinion

The Editorial category is a roundup of links to editorials and columns from West Virginia newspapers.

Opinion: Your Voice Counts

By Charlotte Lane West Virginia Public Service Chair Everyone wants his/her voice to be heard – especially in matters that have a direct impact on his/her daily lives and their budgets.  When the Public Service Commission is considering the various aspects of a case that will affect the general public,[Read More…]

Opinion: Afghan surrender or hand-off?

By Mac WarnerWV Secretary of State As Afghanistan falls to Islamic fundamentalists, our sustained involvement with a haphazard withdrawal prompts the question, “was it worth it?”   The shocking images out of Kabul shout no; yet there were benefits from our 20-year engagement.   The Army’s mission is to deter war, and when deterrence fails, to fight and[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia’s quick thinking on telehealth saved lives during the pandemic — and the best is yet to come  

By Jason Huffman and Gaylene Miller   The COVID-19 pandemic presented an immense challenge for West Virginia. Of the state’s 55 counties, 54 are classified as, at least in part, health care shortage areas.    Lawmakers were tasked with figuring out how to deliver health care to nearly 1.8 million West Virginians separated by long distances and difficult terrain.    But officials had to[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia and the value of National Gas

By Tim Miley Recently, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited West Virginia to tour the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown.  She learned firsthand that this region is vastly different from other areas around the nation in its natural gas production. When compared to the rest of the[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia should be smart about the future

What if college was free for all West Virginians? By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association What is the “the future of West Virginia”? Each year government leadership offers a new economic plan in hopes of improving the future of West Virginia. New ideas are good.[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia should be smart about the future

What if college was free for all West Virginians? By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association What is the “the future of West Virginia”? Each year government leadership offers a new economic plan in hopes of improving the future of West Virginia. New ideas are good.[Read More…]

Opinion: Biden’s tax plan is the opposite of fairness

By Delegate Dianna Graves R-Kanawha President Joe Biden rode into the White House on a promise to provide economic relief for those Americans who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To get people back on their feet, he pledged to increase federal government spending on everything from secondary education[Read More…]

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