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 in appearance as well. This principle seems to be lost on the Mayor and City Council. From the moment John Manchester was appointed More...

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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...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Opposed to pipeline construction

Dear Editor: Nearly 20 years ago, Gilbert Grosvenor, former president of the National Geographic Society said at the 1998 international Groundwater Symposium, “We are at a crucial turning point. If we do not change More...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Child Protection Act currently being considered in Senate

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...

By admin On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Water emergency handled with calm resolve

  Dear Editor: I want to express my appreciation for all those who responded to the water emergency caused by the Jan. 23 diesel spill on Route 92 that flowed into Anthony Creek and then the Greenbrier River More...

By admin On Friday, February 13th, 2015

Recent events underscore importance of clean water

Dear Editor: Recent events in the Greenbrier River Watershed underscore the importance of our clean water and our responsibilities towards our environment. In the last few months there have been two spills of diesel More...