Why people protest

Dear Editor: I, too, read Mr. Jonathan Wright’s vaguely fascistic article taking to task those protesters who spend much of their time opposing the ascendant status quo in West Virginia and beyond where the citizen is increasingly slotted dead last with corporate America lording their power and influence over the working classes both high and low. More...

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By admin On Friday, May 1st, 2015

Is it a luxury to protest? A rebuttal

Dear Mr. Wright, My editorial department found this week’s column troubling. While we often don’t agree with your political views, this is the first time that we have almost not run your column. However, we More...

By admin On Friday, May 1st, 2015

Pipeline bad news

Dear Editor: Many in West Virginia are perplexed and outraged by the Mountain Valley Pipeline. This will take fracking gas from Clarksburg area down through WV and through Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe counties, More...

By admin On Friday, May 1st, 2015

Re: Conflict of interest/Ethics Commission

Dear Editor: Brandon Johnson’s reply to my letter of Apr. 3 was like manna from heaven. His purpose was to prove that John Manchester is not guilty of a conflict of interest by wearing 2 hats – one as Mayor More...

By admin On Monday, April 27th, 2015

Church rejected her

Dear Editor: I used to be a member of a church located within the local community. I was associated with this particular church for at least two years. During that time I would volunteer my time to clean and help More...

By admin On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Not a conflict of interest

Dear Editor: The author of the April 3 letter to the editor raised a valid question: is it a conflict of interest for an elected mayor to serve as a compensated city manager/administrator? The author said yes but More...

By admin On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Groups denounce shooting of oil employee in Lincoln County

Dear Editor: As environmental organizations opposed to the massive poorly regulated shale gas “fracking” and related pipeline expansion in the Marcellus, we strongly denounce the reported shooting of Mark Miller, More...

By admin On Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Re: Conflict of interest

Dear Editor: The guiding principle in the public accounting profession is one that the public sector should take to heart: it is not sufficient to be independent in fact … a public official must also be independent More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2015

Let’s honor WV’s WWII veterans at D-Day this year

Dear Editor: We are writing to ask citizens and civic organizations across the state to help honor the World War II veterans of West Virginia. Just one Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Battalion More...

By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Questioning the magistrate system

Dear Editor: I recently had to file a complaint against a local contractor for faulty work. The magistrate court knew this person was hard to contact. A hearing was scheduled without my being contacted. I called More...