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 and the other as City Administrator. His argument was based on the following: “The Ethics Commission has consistently held that elected More...

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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...

By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Gov. Tomblin can protect WV solar jobs by vetoing HB2201

Dear Editor: HB2201, vetoed once by Gov. Tomblin, is back on his desk a second time. The bill is a bad bill crafted by the lobbyists of AEP and FE (First Energy) to protect their monopoly and is aimed straight at More...

By admin On Friday, February 27th, 2015

Open letter to Democrats

Fellow Democrats: Today was the last day to introduce bills in the Senate and as I’m sure you have already noted, Republican leadership still hasn’t come through with their promise for progress on jobs. What More...

By admin On Friday, February 27th, 2015

Is bill unconstitutional?

Dear Editor: The WV House of Delegates passed H.B. 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, in a bipartisan vote of 87 to 12; and it is now being considered in the WV Senate. We are once again hearing More...