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...

Thursday August 25, 2016

Obama’s handout to coal country

The Obama administration Wednesday opened up the government’s checkbook in Appalachia. The White House announced awards totaling $38.8 million for 29 “economic and workforce development...

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Lawmakers take another swipe at budget cutting

Author Keith Davis said, “We didn’t actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.” It’s a funny sort of double-speak about...

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Jim Justice says “no” to Hillary

Jim Justice has been purposefully vague so far in his run for Governor. When pressed for specifics, the Greenbrier County businessman tends to fall back...

Monday August 22, 2016

Renewed debate over the 180 day requirement

As I mentioned in last Friday’s commentary, there was a lot of discussion at the State Fair about how the early start to the school...

Friday August 19, 2016

Notes from the State Fair of West Virginia

–The entrance to the fairgrounds at Fairlea is much improved with the addition of a pedestrian walkway that connects the parking lot to the fairgrounds....

Thursday August 18, 2016

More questionable spending from Logan County schools

More questionable purchases by the Logan County Board of Education from last year have surfaced. Last week I wrote that Logan County School Board President...

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Drug overdose scare highlights drug problem in WV

Huntington has been on the front lines in the battle against drug abuse in West Virginia for years, but even officials there were shocked by Monday’s...

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Two chances to see Jim Justice, Bill Cole on the same stage

West Virginia voters will get at least a couple of chances to see and hear the leading candidates for Governor on stage together. Democrat Jim...

Monday August 15, 2016

Gold medal winner Ginny Thrasher gives us something to cheer for

So you just won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. What’s next?  If you are Ginny Thrasher you stow that medal in its handsome...

Friday August 12, 2016

W.Va. student test scores are out: What do they mean?

State education leaders are poring over the just-released results of the annual Smarter Balanced Assessment standardized test to try to determine how public school students...

Thursday August 11, 2016

Labor wins first round in legal fight against right-to-work

Earlier this year, the Legislature passed the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act.  Governor Tomblin vetoed the bill, but the Legislature overrode the veto and on...

Wednesday August 10, 2016

What the Justice poll says about the governor’s race

A poll released by the Jim Justice campaign shows the Democrat leading by 10 points over Republican Bill Cole in the West Virginia Governor’s race....

Tuesday August 9, 2016

The Logan County School Board’s wedding bell blues

Talk about wedding bell blues. Logan County School Board President Paul Hardesty confirms what the Logan Banner newspaper has reported: The county Board of Education...

Monday August 8, 2016

What I did on my summer vacation

We were planning to go to Ireland for our summer vacation, but instead I went shopping for a skirt, or to be more precise, a...

Friday July 29, 2016

How Millennials mismanage their money

Money may not bring happiness, but having financial security is, as Forrest Gump said, “One less thing” to worry about. New research indicates that Millennials—Americans...

Thursday July 28, 2016

How Hillary could help coal

Even detractors of Hillary Clinton have to admit she has fortitude. You may object to her positions and even dislike her personally, but one cannot...

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Flooded businesses getting badly needed help

West Virginia is stepping up and helping small businesses that suffered damage in the historic flooding last month. Governor Tomblin announced this week the “RISE...

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Jim Justice keeps his distance from Philly

Eight years ago, Democrat Joe Manchin easily won re-election as Governor, capturing a whopping 70 percent of the vote against Republican Russ Weeks and Mountain...

Monday July 25, 2016

Sec. Kerry’s false narrative on climate change

The most ardent supporters of drastic action to try to slow the impact of human activity on climate change frame their arguments in increasingly dramatic...

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