A proposal by the U.S. Treasury to allow pandemic relief funds to be spent on improving high-speed broadband service to rural, underserved areas receives our support, as this could help even the playing field for many in our region who currently have little to no access to high-speed ...

New Era


As President Joe Biden spoke before the United Nations General Assembly last week, he had a lot on his mind. From a pandemic to human rights and social justice issues; from climate change to the end of a 20-year war, Biden talked about the world being at an “inflection point in ...

Economic development


WASHINGTON -- Gene Seroka, a lifelong Democrat and the son of a Teamsters Union member, was not amused when in 2016 a reactionary presidential aspirant used the Port of Los Angeles, of which Seroka is director, as a venue for a speech declaring: “Free trade ships our jobs overseas.” Seroka ...

Tall Task


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, ...

Suddenly, Hunter Biden’s scandals are real


In the last weeks before the 2020 election, the news media and the social media giants alike sought to squash, strangle and dissolve the New York Post stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop and the secrets it contained. There are two tracks of Biden’s life to follow: the ...

Nation’s fixation


There are hundreds of thousands of people reported missing in the United States each year. Last year there were more than 540,000 reports filed with police. Sounds like a lot, but probably due to our COVID-19 isolation that was a record low number. Some of the missing were kidnaped; others ...