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Editorials

Economy: Partnership offers hope for improving West Virginia

Most of us have heard the phrase “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way,” but few in political circles and King Bureaucracy’s court remember to think that way. In fact, much of what has hampered West Virginia’s ability to rise above generations-worth of economic struggle has ...

COVID-19: We can do more to end this pandemic

We’ve gotten through our Thanksgiving family gatherings, and just as we await any potential increase in the number of COVID-19 cases brought on by all that together time, Americans get word that a new version of the monster has emerged: the omicron variant. “There is concern that this new ...

Infrastructure: McKinley deserves praise for his vote

Doing the right thing is not always easy, as U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has found out from his vote to support repairing the nation’s decaying infrastructure. McKinley this past week told the Rotary Club of Wheeling he has received threats for his vote on the $1.2 trillion hard ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the many volunteers throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley who helped nonprofits serve meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. “We have a lot of people in our community who can’t get out to get a meal at Thanksgiving or don’t have a way to cook it,” said Salvation Army Maj. Carey ...

Employment: Policymakers must tackle real problems

West Virginians got some good news this week, when WorkForce West Virginia released data showing the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in October. That is lower than the national average of 4.6 percent; and the lowest West Virginia has seen since April-June ...

Pharmacies: Jury decision rebukes role in opioid crisis

As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics and pharmacies, residents across Appalachia and the Rust Belt cried out for justice. Earlier this week, they got a little. A federal jury in Ohio decided ...