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Friars Hill Traffic Report - April 22nd, 2017 I received the following note this week: “I am so happy you have decided to return writing your commentary. I have missed your 'take’ on events. Your column...

Was stopping Senate Bill 412 the biggest public service of 2017 legislative session?

Commentary By Don Smith WV Press Association Since the end of the regular 60-day session of the Legislature on Saturday, West Virginians, understandably, have been focused on the continuing budget discussions and the 262 bills approved during...

Letter: Concerned about water quality  

Dear Editor: Concerned about your water quality and availability and with the proposed 42 inch methane Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed to cross West Virginia? You should be, the EPA is. The WV Department of Environmental Protection...

Reclaiming the potential of our coalfields

Commentary By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-WV Over the past few months, we’ve seen the economy grow as President Trump follows through on his promises. We’re working together to roll back Obama-era anti-coal regulations, and consumer confidence...

Friars Hill Traffic Report: Y’all can thank Faye in Maryland

I’m back, witches! So, how are ya? I’m sure a lot of you were hoping that I’ve been banned from publishing the Traffic Report due to my offensive, left wing missives. Sadly for you, I wasn’t....

The Back Pew – April 15th, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the good, the bad, and the budget. Let’s begin with the good news out of Charleston. BROADBAND BILL. Finally, we passed a broadband bill! The goal is to...

Letter : Concern about water quality

Dear Editor: Concerned about your water quality and availability and with the proposed 42 inch methane Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed to cross West Virginia? You should be, the EPA is. The WV Department of Environmental Protections...

Public called to weigh in on West Virginia State Budget

  By Dan Heyman At the last moment, the State Legislature passed a budget with deep cuts to Medicaid and to K-12 and higher education. Now community groups are saying the voices of West Virginians are...

The Back Pew – April 8th, 2017

The legislative session ends this week. As the old song says, what a long strange trip it has been! BUDGET. Last week I shared my optimism that we would pass a fair budget on time....

ACLU-WV applauds medicinal marijuana law

In a historic vote, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 386, which provides for the legalization of medicinal marijuana. The bill allows physicians to certify the use of cannabis for the treatment of various...