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Opinion

Oversight

Editorials

If you have been wondering what is going on at the recently created West Virginia Department of Economic Development, you’re not alone. Monday, House Technology and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, introduced House Bill 4001, which would create a Legislative ...

Lab Audit

Editorials

West Virginia’s state-run laboratories are in need of consolidation and an upgrade, according to a report by the Legislative Auditor’s Office released last week. According to the report, there are options for doing the job better, but they will mean a shift away from the way things have ...

GreenPower

Editorials

More good news came Wednesday on the West Virginia jobs front, as officials announced an agreement for GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. to produce electric school buses in an 80,000-square-foot South Charleston facility. Though Gov. Jim Justice surely would have loved to be making the announcement ...

Turnaround

Editorials

In a report released just days before the start of the 2022 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, personal finance website WalletHub has released its list of the 2022 Best and Worst States to Raise a Family. The Mountain State ranked an abysmal 45th. During last week’s West ...

How to improve students’ reading comprehension

Columnists

Good reading comprehension is the academic skill that helps students most in school and in adult life. It depends on knowing how to sound out words, being able to recognize commonly used words, reading with ease, and having a good working vocabulary. Nevertheless, students who have all these ...

Optimism

Editorials

Lawmakers have already proved they are serious this year about working with employers to bring opportunities to the state. Certainly this time they had a target in mind, and therefore were able to act with more confidence, but passage of the West Virginia Industrial Advancement Act could be a ...