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

Opinion: Gayle Manchin knows Appalachia

Release from the WV AFL-CIO: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia AFL-CIO President Josh Sword congratulates West Virginia’s Gayle Manchin on being selected by President Biden to co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission: “From her early years as an educator to her past decades leading a variety of organizations — including those focused[Read More…]

Opinion: Time to be forward thinking

By Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio House of Delegates Minority Whip In West Virginia, we still value a handshake and looking someone in the eye. West Virginians keep their promises, their government, not so much. I was fortunate enough to be part of the first class to receive the PROMISE Scholarship. At[Read More…]

Editorial: Public access is not public notice

West Virginia officials claim promotion of a government website equals public notice of the actual information on that website. That is a disservice to local residents. If legislators remove public notices from community newspapers, you will be less aware of information you need to know, including delinquent taxes, unclaimed property[Read More…]

Opinion: Legal ads work for the people

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Every so often, someone in the West Virginia Legislature or elsewhere gets the idea that state and local governments should stop running legal advertising in newspapers. It’s an expense that can be done away with in the internet age, with no harm done to the public’s[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia was essential to saving the Union during the Civil War

By Howard Swint Literally from the very first week of the Civil War, West(ern) Virginians helped save the Union and by doing so set the foundation for President Lincoln’s proclamation of West Virginia statehood two years later. That’s because during those earliest days Washington was immediately surrounded by Confederates forces[Read More…]

Opinion: New Year Resolutions you can keep

By Charlotte Lane Chairman of the West Virginia Public Service Commission I don’t believe that 2020 will make my list of favorite years.  I’ll bet most of you feel the same.  So it’s only natural that we want to embrace the promise of a fresh start in 2021.  New Year’s[Read More…]

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