The Editorial category is a roundup of links to editorials and columns from West Virginia newspapers.

Opinion: Health Policy, the Social Safety Net, and the 2023 Legislative Session

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shares column By Rhonda Rogombe CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long faced significant health-related challenges, many of which could have been meaningfully addressed by bills introduced during the 2023 legislative session. While a couple of positive health-focused bills were passed by the legislature[Read More…]

Opinion: Economic Development Secretary Carmichael sees new industries finding a welcoming home in West Virginia

Dear Editor, Great jobs, abundant opportunities, and new industries are finding a welcoming home in West Virginia. On a regional, national, and international scale, our state is winning new business at a torrid clip. West Virginia is beating states many times our size and delivering incredible victories for our citizens.[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia ratepayers are not paying for the FirstEnergy bribery scandal in Ohio

By Charlotte Lane, chair West Virginia Public Service Commission You may have heard about the FirstEnergy bribery scandal in Ohio.  Federal prosecutors have accused the former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives of leading a FirstEnergy supported effort to pass a billion dollar bailout of its nuclear plants.  As[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia is a national leader in childhood immunizations – let’s stay protected

By Charles J. Mullett, MD, PhD, FAAP Chair, Department of Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine Kathryn S. Moffett, MD, FAAP Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, WVU School of Medicine, and Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine West Virginia has long led the nation[Read More…]

Mountain Musings: Christmas music magic

Christmas music magic It never fails each year that listening to Christmas songs from the past and present guides me to a place of treasured holiday memories and a renewed love for the season. We all know the feeling of dread that can accompany Christmas and New Year’s — decorations[Read More…]

OPINION: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you

You’re holding in your hands our biggest and most festive newspaper issue of the year. We think you’ll like it. Our usual front page has been replaced with a seasonal greeting – our annual Christmas card to readers and advertisers. You will find the traditional front page with headlines on[Read More…]