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

Herald-Dispatch of Huntington calls for curbside recycling

  We definitely live in a “throw­away” society. The amount of municipal solid waste generated in the United States has increased from about 88 million tons in 1960 to about 250 million tons in 2011, according to the Environmental Protec­tion Agency. While the nation has made progress on recycling since[Read More…]

Bluefield Daily Telegraph editorial applauds broadband expansion

Local utility companies are still working to extend high-speed broadband into rural parts of southern West Virginia. Frontier Communications announced just last week that it had completed an upgrade that will extend broadband service to the small Ikes Fork community north of the town of Iaeger in McDowell County. The[Read More…]

Wheeling Intelligencer, News-Register say EPA, Obama Just Don’t Care

Some Democrat leaders in West Virginia may give their allegiance to constituents rather than their party – but they surely understand how the political wind blows in Washington. And they also must understand the liberals who have taken control of their party mean to let nothing stand in the way[Read More…]

Charleston Daily Mail hails Sogefi expansion

You can make money in the Mountain State Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state’s economic development team deserve credit for their work to get the Sogefi Group to invest $20 million in its plant in Wayne County, which will add 250 jobs and more than double its work force.[Read More…]

Wheeling News-Register editorial looks at WVU Presidential search

Finding New WVU Leader        Outgoing West Virginia University President James Clements is doing one final, important service for WVU. In several ways his tenure provides a blueprint for what the university’s Board of Governors should look for in a successor. It was revealed Monday that Clements, who[Read More…]

The Herald Dispatch editorial looks at child poverty

Coalition working to reduce child poverty We all love rags-to-riches stories. Oprah Winfrey was the child of an unwed teenage mother and rose from a hard-scrabble Mississippi farm to become one of the richest women in the world. Andrew Carnegie began 12-hour shifts in a Pennsylvania cotton mill at age[Read More…]

Senior citizens at risk for gambling problems

CHARLESTON — Can you describe a problem gambler? The person might be older than you would expect. The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia (PGHNWV) reports that in the past 12 years, the organization has received nearly 1,800 calls from West Virginians who are older than 55 asking for[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Opinion — Renewable Fuel Standard harmful to consumer

Editor’s Note: This op-ed article is distributed through the WVPA Sharing Network and is made available for use  in print and online by WVPA members at the newspaper’s discretion. For more information or assistance with downloading, contact WVPA executive DirectorDon Smith at 304-342-1011, ext. 160. CHARLESTON — When Washington knows best,[Read More…]

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