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Editorial: No room at the inn for refugee children

Faith groups around West Virginia are considering what they can do, if anything, to help the flood of child refugees who have been streaming into the country for months. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office says the state has no capacity to offer...

Editorial: No room at the inn for refugee children

Faith groups around West Virginia are considering what they can do, if anything, to help the flood of child refugees who have been streaming into the country for months. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office says the state has no capacity to offer...

Editorial: ‘Armed society’ not particularly safe

In Texas last week, an enraged ex-husband went to his sister-in-law’s home, tied up parents and five children, forced them to lie face-down, and shot all seven in the back of the head. Six died and a teen daughter survived.

In gun-...

Editorial: NY police corruption a cautionary tale for all

Earl Robert “Butch” Merritt Jr. is a controversial native of the Belle area. He claims he was molested by a Charleston priest years ago. He claims he was an informant for Washington police against fellow gays in the 1970s and passed...

Potpourri: July 21, 2014

WVU football running back Wendell Smallwood has been jailed on charges of suborning perjury to protect a friend in a Delaware murder case. It’s sad that big-money sports can taint institutions of higher learning.

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Daily Mail: Short takes - July 19, 2014

President Manchin? Scott Wong of Politico floated the Democratic West Virginia senator’s name in a column this week as a possible contender for the job.

It may be midsummer daydreaming but Wong pointed out, “Some Twitter accounts...

Editorial: Who votes to eliminate health care access for West Virginians?

More than 170,000 West Virginians have gained medical insurance under President Obama’s historic 2010 health reform — yet Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told state Republicans they must send Rep. Shelley Capito to the U.S. Senate to help...

Editorial: Greedy money manipulators should get honest jobs

Sadly, Wall Street greedsters can reap enormous wealth by shuffling financial papers. They don’t manufacture any products or provide anything of value to humanity — they get rich simply by manipulating market “instruments....

Editorial: Mylan dodges taxes by going Dutch

Mylan Pharmaceuticals, headed by Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter, will shift its national identity to Holland — which will let the West Virginia-born corporation elude millions in U.S. taxes, while it continues operating from its Pittsburgh...

Editorial: Congressional gridlock disgusts voters

Three U.S. billionaires of opposing viewpoints have written a blistering attack on hateful obstruction that prevents Republicans and Democrats in Congress from acting to benefit the United States.

“America deserves better than this,...

Editorial: Climate change deniers ignore real devastating dangers

The U.S. Global Change Research Project — a team of 300 top U.S. scientists from many federal agencies, created by a 1990 act of Congress — declares flatly:

“Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced. Global...

Editorial: The decline of coal

What’s it like when the coal industry leaves a place? Former West Virginian Mike Connell, now a Pennsylvania columnist, wrote a touching account of the former mining town where his father grew up — today mostly abandoned.

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Potpourri: July 14, 2014

It’s outrageous that the IRS is unable to collect an estimated $385 billion owed yearly by U.S. taxpayers. The New York Times calls this loss “an unintended tax cut, mostly for the rich, that represents 11 percent of this year’s...

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