Yesterday June 26, 2016

Restoring “almost heaven” after hellish events

We are fond of saying West Virginia is “almost heaven.” The natural beauty and warmth of our citizens combine to create a special kind of...

Friday June 24, 2016

The annual warnings about Social Security and Medicare

The annual report from the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees is out and it shows how it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for the...

Thursday June 23, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 West Virginia Scholar winner

Madison Robinson’s future changed yesterday. The 17-year-old Dunbar resident reached a seminal moment in her young life. It was a surprise to her… a big...

Wednesday June 22, 2016

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Missing benefits, hidden costs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping Clean Power Plan, which is supposed to save the planet by putting the coal industry out of business, is currently...

Tuesday June 21, 2016

The budget battles to come in West Virginia

The Governor and legislators worked on and off from late last year until the middle of June to develop a budget for the new fiscal...

Monday June 20, 2016

Happy Birthday, West Virginia!

According to John G. Morgan in his book West Virginia Governors, “The historic morning of June 20, 1863, the official birthday of the 35th state,...

Friday June 17, 2016

Reasonable and constitutional gun control

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are trying to find consensus on a new gun control measure following the massacre in Orlando, but that’s...

Thursday June 16, 2016

Gov. Tomblin faces lose/lose decision on dog racing

A small piece of the proposed West Virginia budget for next fiscal year puts Governor Tomblin in an awkward position. Lawmakers, in combing the budget...

Wednesday June 15, 2016

A budget deal… finally!

Governor Tomblin, the Senate and the House of Delegates have finally agreed on a budget for the new fiscal year.  It was close; the current...

Tuesday June 14, 2016

The ongoing fight against radical Islam

The ongoing effort to protect America from terrorism, specifically radical Islam, is a colossal undertaking.  As witnessed at Fort Hood in 2009, near the finish...

Monday June 13, 2016

Updated public school grading system coming to West Virginia

West Virginia public schools students get letter grades based on their performance and now the schools themselves are also going to be graded in a...

Friday June 10, 2016

Tomblin, Senate put pressure on House to pass tax increase, budget

Stop me if you’ve heard this one:  The Legislature is going to take up a plan to increase the tobacco tax to try to raise...

Thursday June 9, 2016

Cracker update

Plans to fully capitalize on the motherlode of natural gas in our region are moving ahead in fits and starts. Just this week, Royal Dutch...

Wednesday June 8, 2016

CDC warns WV of HIV/hep C risks from needle sharing

Austin, Indiana, is known, unfortunately, as ground zero for the rapid spread of HIV and hepatitis C associated with needle-sharing by drug addicts.  The Wall...

Tuesday June 7, 2016

The benefit of reaching bottom

The just-released Mountain State Business Index (MSBI) shows May was another flat month for the state’s economy, the third in a row. Normally, that would...

Monday June 6, 2016

West Virginia Budget 3.0

Governor Tomblin will pull out his veto pen this week for the budget plan sent to him by the Republican majorities in the Senate and House...

Friday June 3, 2016

Lacy Neff’s meaningful life

Almost three years ago, Lacy Neff was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease where the body’s proteins build up in organs causing them to fail. ...

Thursday June 2, 2016

Family Feud at the Capitol

A poll by Money Magazine a few years ago found that married couples fight about money more than anything else. The survey of 1,010 couples...

Wednesday June 1, 2016

Remembering Cornelius Charlton

Every year at this time we pause to remember soldiers who gave their all, men and women who have died while serving our country in...

Friday May 27, 2016

Justice for Ben Hatfield

From the moment word began to filter out earlier this week that Ben Hatfield had been murdered, friends and associates asked “why?” Hatfield, an engineer...

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