Until Charleston makes a commitment to bring the Civic Center up-to-date the game should be alternated between Morgantown and Huntington. At $40 a ticket both schools' fans deserve better and expect more.
I would hope that the WVSSAC would follow suit and take the state high school basketball tournament to WVU and MU campuses alternating years. It is time for Charleston to get serious about the Civic Center or start losing revenue.
Story on renewables was distorted, biased
Monday's article, "Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels" poses a false paradox, and begs the following commentary. First, the climate crisis underway is in deadly earnest, physically dangerous and toxically expensive. Something must and will be done about it, if not in the U.S., then by countries with sufficient "economic dynamism" to get the job done.
Second, and unmentioned in the article, renewables work together. The intermittency of solar and wind compliment one another, minimizing the need for backup over the course of a 24-hour day. Inexpensive technologies like the new MIT liquid metal battery, which can be scaled up to tractor-trailer size, will likely prove available to help with energy storage on the grid. Finally, the U.S.'s historic leadership in scientific innovation, a key driver of its' prosperity, is threatened by foot-dragging on energy innovation. China is well on its way to dominating the market for solar and wind technology the world will be clamoring for as the bad weather continues and worsens. Biased, distorted reporting, exemplified by this article, is a disservice to the newspapers' readership.