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Editorials

Redistricting

West Virginia lawmakers have a tall task on their hands as they contemplate the consequences of the Mountain State’s continued population loss. With that has come the need to redraw our Congressional and legislative district boundaries — and in the case of the Congressional districts, ...

CDC Data

West Virginians got a better idea Wednesday where the disconnect occurred between the thought that almost 75% of residents had received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine shot and a frightening surge in virus cases and deaths while officials pleaded for more people to get vaccinated. It ...

Taking Shots

It seems Gov. Jim Justice just can’t help himself. On Tuesday, after a month of lobbying the Greenbrier County Board of Education to reverse its decision to not hire him as the head boys’ basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School (he already coaches the girls’ team, and also has a ...

Broadband

Internet service providers are challenged by West Virginia — that is no surprise. What might come as a surprise, then, is the Federal Communications Commission maps that rely on self-reported data from those same providers that falsely claim much larger areas of the state have internet ...

Opioids

It has been more than a decade since opioid abuse exploded into an epidemic in West Virginia and the nation. Shady pain clinics, pill mills and unscrupulous doctors became “legal” drug dealers as they reaped as much profit as they could before government caught on. For years, before we ...

Progress?

In 2016, West Virginians experienced a historic flood that devastated homes and communities. Now, more than five years later, the RISE West Virginia program has completed … 84% of the projects it promised it would complete to help families recover. Jennifer Ferrell, director of community ...