Friday September 23, 2016

Bresch struggles, Congress wails, on EpiPen controversy

Mylan is caught in the middle of a major drug pricing controversy. The price of Mylan’s EpiPen has increased more than 500 percent in nine...

Thursday September 22, 2016

W.Va. politics: How the left gets left out

West Virginia progressives are lamenting the continued tilt away from the left by many Democratic Party candidates this election cycle. The governor’s race stands out...

Wednesday September 21, 2016

You better sit down for the latest in the W.Va.’s governor’s race

The West Virginia Governor’s race is getting complicated… and a little nasty. State Democratic Party Chair Belinda Biafore sent an email to Democrats alleging that...

Tuesday September 20, 2016

America fights back

America was struck by apparent home-grown terrorists again over the weekend.  A bombing in New York City injured 29 people, while a knife-wielding attacker injured...

Monday September 19, 2016

Media trust reaches new low

There is a very good chance you are not going to believe what you see and hear in the news today. A new Gallup Poll...

Friday September 16, 2016

The truthful image of drug addiction

The story of the rise of the drug problem here and across the country is often told with statistics—the number of people who overdosed in...

Thursday September 15, 2016

Mylan has some explaining to do on Capitol Hill

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday on the significant increase in the price for EpiPens, the life-saving...

Wednesday September 14, 2016

How third-party candidates affect (sometimes) races in W.Va.

The leading candidates in the West Virginia Governor’s race are Democrat Jim Justice and Republican Bill Cole.  However, there are three other candidates on the...

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” is a low blow

Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton tried to demonstrate that she planned to fight for West Virginia coal miners, despite her statement that she was going...

Monday September 12, 2016

Congress should pass Miners Protection Act

The United Mine Workers of America pension and health care funds are rapidly heading toward insolvency.  The significant decline in the coal industry in recent...

Friday September 9, 2016

Remembering September 11, 2001

Has it really been 15 years since the September 11th attacks?  Just consider that this year’s college freshman class cannot remember watching live as the...

Thursday September 8, 2016

When budget cuts hit home

So, this is what cutting the state budget is going to look like. The state Division of Forestry is now limping along after laying off...

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Nearly all WV voters are worried about the economy

Typically, when pollsters ask voters their most important issue in the next election the answers will vary. Yes, the economy is almost always at the...

Tuesday September 6, 2016

MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Cole’s weak spots

The latest edition of the MetroNews West Virginia Poll has Democrat Jim Justice leading Republican Bill Cole 46 percent to 32 percent.  Mountain Party candidate...

Friday September 2, 2016

MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Trump virtually unbeatable in WV

The latest edition of the MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump with an 18 point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  The...

Thursday September 1, 2016

Rallying back in Rainelle

The Rite Aid in Rainelle is open again.  To some that may not sound like a big deal, but to folks in that flood-ravaged Greenbrier...

Wednesday August 31, 2016

More debate about gubernatorial debates

Media outlets have firmed up two debates in the West Virginia Governor’s race, but now there’s some discussion about additional debates. The United Mine Workers...

Tuesday August 30, 2016

West Virginia’s positive pension progress

West Virginia’s budget woes have been well documented.  Governor Tomblin has reduced spending by $400 million over the last several years to keep the budget...

Monday August 29, 2016

Why the EpiPen story matters

When trying to drill down on the Mylan/EpiPen/CEO Heather Bresch story, we’re often told that “it’s complicated.” No doubt it is, considering we are talking...

Friday August 26, 2016

Mylan CEO gets pricked by EpiPen controversy

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch struggled during an interview on CNBC Thursday to explain why the list price for a two-pack of the lifesaving EpiPen devices...

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