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Editorials

Stonewalling: Make a decision on Confederate memorial

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “Not making a decision is still a decision.” In the case of West Virginia’s Capitol Building Commission, it seems they have made their decision regarding a statue and bust of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson by choosing not to make a ...

At-Risk Youth: WalletHub survey should spur action

Admit it, when you hear the term “at-risk youth,” you don’t think of our own communities. You think of someone else, somewhere else. Even if some are especially enlightened, the reality is most West Virginians do not think of our state as a place where our youth are in trouble. Sadly, ...

Dr. Gupta: Nominee would bring needed experience

It seems incredible, but should Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to become new director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy be confirmed, he will be the first physician to serve as our nation’s “drug czar,” in a post that has existed since 1988. President Joe Biden has ...

Ambassadors: W.Va. chefs can tell our story through food

When we travel, we know what kind of cuisine we are going to get in some states — or parts of states, anyway. We know we’re going to get good barbecue in Kansas City, fantastic gumbo and po-boys in Louisiana, good clam chowder in Boston ... but travelers to West Virginia may have a mystery ...

Protect 340B: Legislation needed for lowering drug pricing

Most patients are likely unaware of the ins and outs of the 340B drug pricing program, which requires pharmaceutical companies to provide drugs at a discount for certain hospitals and clinics serving the neediest of patients. But in areas such as rural Appalachia, that kind of program can mean ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing of “Collin’s Law” last week. The law increases penalties for hazing and is meant to hold colleges and fraternal organizations accountable for training and reporting that should reduce the number of such dangerous and deadly incidents. “This is really ...