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Editorials

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

THUMBS UP: To Books-A-Million and their customers who donated more than $2,000 in books this year for Wood County Schools. “... We love doing this but ... I do always want to emphasize, we’re just the conduit,” said Rosie Scott. “The community that comes in and shops our stores are the ...

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 ...