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Editorials

Employment

We’ve all seen the signs. Drive through any community in our region and there are “Help wanted,” “We’re hiring,” and even “Signing bonus!” signs everywhere. Employers are desperate for workers as the economy reopens, and have been for months, as April’s employment numbers ...

Leader

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the ...

Epidemic

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference. Lawmakers are trying their best to change that, ...

Economy

As West Virginia lawmakers got to work Monday in a special session to figure out how to spend approximately $1 billion in unappropriated federal funds, they got a nagging reminder the state’s economy needs all the help it can get. According to WalletHub’s report “2021’s Best and Worst ...

Taking Steps

Charleston Police Chief James Hunt is taking important steps to make sure his officers have the best chance possible to avoid confrontations turning lethal. He sent an action plan letter to Wheeling native and city Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin this past week, outlining steps to be taken in the wake ...

D-Day

Sunday marked the 77th anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honored those who were willing to stand against nearly impossible odds to defend our freedoms. Because of the sacrifices that were made on that day — June 6, 1944 — along the beaches of Normandy, France, Allied ...