Letter to the Editor: Suitcase collection for kids

Dear Editor: As many of you are aware, April is child abuse prevention month.  You will see and read many articles about the effects of child abuse and neglect, the number of abused and neglected...

Moving West Virginia forward

By WV Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher During this 2017 legislative session, Gov. Jim Justice has identified a bold initiative to lead West Virginia on the path to prosperity. His initiative will stimulate our economy and...

Reducing stress from the inside

  By Cristian B. Skinner Student, WVSOM For many people in Greenbrier County, 2016 was a stressful year. In a normal year, work or trouble finding work, family, illness and death can bring worry into our lives. This...

Commentary: Your land is their land

By Christopher Regan After the disastrous ending to WVU’s terrific men’s basketball season, I turned off the TV in disgust. The tape will show that Adrian was fouled. A tournament that had been marred by...

The Back Pew – April 1st, 2017

by Stephen Baldwin It’s crunch time, so let’s get down to business with an update. BUDGET. We don’t have a budget yet, but we are closer. Republican leadership released a plan to increase taxes last weekend....

Letter to the Editor: Abuse of constituents  

Dear Editor: We had many conversations with senators and delegates yesterday (Ed. note: at the Marijuana Lobby Day at the State Capitol). However, Summers County’s Delegate Cooper’s treatment of two constituents was uncivil and reprehensible. These two...

Letter to the Editor: American Holocaust

Dear Editor: It’s time to end our American Holocaust. It’s time to provide healthcare for all Americans - as a right not a privilege.  Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France and Switzerland are just a few...

At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For WV Press Association Gov. Jim Justice’s latest effort to promote his plan to help close a $500 million shortfall in the 2017-18 state budget, in part, by raising about $350 million in...

Commentary: At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For WV Press Association With less than a month remaining in 60-day regular session, House and Senate leaders unveiled their counterproposal to Gov. Jim Justice’s budget plan. What Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and...

Letter: Possible funding cut  

Dear Editor: There is an effort to cut off funding to basically all the Federal programs that support Regional Planning and Development Councils and the many infrastructure projects they facilitate. Regional Councils provide significant services...