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Earmarks

April 18, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Wage Gap

April 17, 2016 In West Virginia, nearly 84,000 households are headed by women — 36 percent of those households fall below the poverty line. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 16, 2016 UP: To new Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews. Congratulations on earning the trust that you will, indeed, serve the department and the people of Parkersburg to the highest standards. more »»

Deadline

April 15, 2016 West Virginians are running out of time to do two things: file tax returns and register to vote. more »»

Censorship

April 14, 2016 Censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) — nearly everyone agrees are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortabl. more »»

EPA Report

April 13, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Fundraising

April 12, 2016 Nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley are experts at running on a shoestring. Fundraising season is year-round, as there always seems to be a little more need than mone. more »»

Rockefeller

April 11, 2016 When former U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV walked away from public service in West Virginia in early 2015, he knew the political tide had turned in the Mountain State. more »»

Trust Issues

April 10, 2016 Wood County Schools officials have tried to be very clear that every scenario listed as part of discussions on the proposed facilities bond is simply an idea at this point — one of several... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 9, 2016 UP: To the number of people who visited Marietta and the rest of the Mid-Ohio Valley as part of events surrounding Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address this wee. more »»

Economy

April 8, 2016 Most West Virginians realize last year was a particularly rough one for our economy. more »»

Racing

April 7, 2016 Had there been any doubt President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been directed to target the folks in a particular region of the country, it should have been eliminated by news... more »»

Opioid Abuse

April 6, 2016 Drug dealers in West Virginia are not always shady figures out on the streets. Sometimes they are wearing white lab coats, handing out “prescriptions. more »»

Trump

April 5, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over the... more »»

Child Abuse

April 4, 2016 A report from Charleston last week indicated at least one Bureau of Children and Families official believes cases of child abuse are on the rise in West Virginia. more »»

Morrisey

April 3, 2016 Agencies in Charleston and across the state scrambled this year to find ways to fend off impending budget cuts, imposed to help balance West Virginia’s budge. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 2, 2016 UP: To the West Virginia Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division, which was able to sell at auction unclaimed or abandoned items turned over by the Vienna Police Department, for a total of $2,118.2. more »»

Volunteers

April 1, 2016 Parkersburg South High School students stepped up in a big way this week for the United Way Student Service Day, during which students were able to take on service projects that benefited United Way... more »»

Election

March 31, 2016 There is still some confusion among voters about the upcoming election. more »»

Vigilance

March 30, 2016 An incident in our nation’s capital this week demonstrated both the strengths and weaknesses of all the training, preparation and planning done by law enforcement, other first responders and the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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