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Editorials

Financial Aid: Talk to students about their options

Earlier this month, West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System announced a rebranding of two websites designed to help students understand all the funding options and resources available to them as they start to explore next steps after high ...

Corruption: Delaware auditor is a cautionary tale

States rely on their auditors to be the guardians against fraud, waste, abuse and opacity when it comes to how the public’s money is spent. Delaware residents have reason to be worried this week, after their state Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted Monday on public corruption charges ...

Dependence: West Virginia increasingly relies on federal funds

Lest we believe even the most conservative among us has not become quietly dependent on the federal government, here in West Virginia, state Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, gave an important reminder earlier this week. “Without us authorizing the use of those funds, the money ...

Bullying: We need to set better examples for the kids

West Virginia residents already know our kids are growing up in an environment that can be very different from what children in other states experience. In many ways, that is a wonderful thing. But in other ways, it is a problem. For example, a report by WalletHub, “2021’s States with the ...

Education: Champion schools deserve praise

West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission depends on our state’s high schools to make sure students who choose college are well prepared. It is a goal too many school struggle to reach. But some are “Champions of College Access and Success,” according to the HEPC — 16 honored ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To those who participated in a “lunch and learn” town hall with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey last week in which they had the opportunity to ask questions, share their ideas and concerns, and participate more fully in the workings of our state government. Such meetings ...