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WV economy would suffer under proposed health care plans  

CommentaryA West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans, breaks down the economic gains the state has experienced since the passage of the Affordable...

At the Capitol: Legislature approves budget plan

Commentary By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association After 20 days in special session, at a cost of more than $600,000, legislators figuratively threw up their hands and gave up on efforts to reach a...

Echo from the Hills

Today is West Virginia’s birthday, and I am pondering the reason why God chose to put me in this particular place. I have a fierce loyalty to my native state, and wonder if I would...

The Back Pew – June 17th, 2017

What a whirlwind of a week! In order to make sense of the chaos, let me walk you through the past week day by day. JUNE 9. A committee charged with finalizing the compromise budget...

Protecting our children from predators

Commentary By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-WV As a father, it’s devastating to hear of children who have been victimized by predators, whether they be strangers or trusted coaches or mentors. My colleagues and I in...

Letter to the Editor: Legislators’ decisions should not be about politics, but about the...

Dear Editor:New River Community and Technical College is in full swing with summer school sessions and preparation for the fall semester. There is never a time that we are not working to provide services...

At the Capitol: Little finalized on the budget

 By Phil KablerAfter a total of 15 days in special session, legislators adjourned for the weekend on Friday, with the bulk of issues - a revenue plan, 2017-18 budget bill, funding for the governor’s...

The Back Pew. June 9, 2017

After two weeks of tough budget negotiations, I’ve learned to cut to the chase. Here is the scoop. DID BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WORK? Yes, as someone who was in the room, it worked. Gov. Justice mediated...

MVP open to citizens’ needs

Dear Editor:It’s apparent to me after reading recent letters in the Mountain Messenger that the authors of those letters are making uninformed assumptions about The Majority Voice Party that just aren’t true. The party...

Birth control availability at risk

By Dan Heyman Reproductive-rights advocates say a leaked Trump administration draft regulation threatens birth control insurance coverage for millions of women. Dated May 23, the “interim final rule” was circulated to several government agencies for comment....