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The Back Pew – March 18th, 2017

by Stephen Baldwin The legislative session last 60 days. We’re now past the halfway mark. Highlights from the last week include: REPUBLICAN BUDGET PROPOSALS - Each day, we’ve been asking legislative leaders who criticize Gov. Justice’s...

Commentary: At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For WV Press Association As the 60-day regular session of the Legislature passed the midway point, Gov. Jim Justice marked the occasion with a press conference to lament the seeming lack of progress...

Letter to the Editor : The danger of pipeline leaks  

  Dear Editor: Natural gas is 95% methane and extremely flammable. It is a vapor not a liquid. Methane is colorless, odorless, tasteless and nearly 100% combustible. It is too expensive to add the safety odorants tert-butylthiol and...

Letter to the Editor : Medical Marijuana Day  

  Dear Editor: On Mar. 22, West Virginia citizens are encouraged to participate in the Medical Marijuana Lobby Day. The purpose of the event is to connect West Virginians to their elected officials in Charleston. This...

The Back Pew – March 11th, 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended last weekend’s town hall meetings across the district! We will certainly do that again. Now, to the week’s top issues at the Capitol... BUDGET: Gov. Justice has released two budgets....

Open letter to Legislature  

Dear Gentlemen: I am writing to let you know that West Virginians are profoundly disappointed in your performance to date. All of you were elected on the promise of change for West Virginia. In the...

Consumer advocates denounce ACA replacement bill

Burden too great for lower income West Virginians Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a long awaited bill yesterday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “This replacement bill reneges on President Trump’s...

Armchair diagnosis

Dear Editor: It’s official. Donald Trump is not only “Liar-in-chief” ...he’s NUTS!!! Terry Wodder, Lewisburg

GOP health care changes could threaten WV budget

By Dan Heyman Advocates say changes to Medicaid from the proposed Obamacare repeal could be a hit to the West Virginia state budget - at a time when the state is already in a fiscal...

Re: Restoring mined areas

Dear Editor: Thank you for Tenley Shewmake’s Open letter to Jim Justice last week. Her proposal to give miners work restoring mined areas sounds like WIN WIN WIN. Displaced miners would have work. Stream and air...

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