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Successful privatization should inspire more reform


It’s not a stretch to say West Virginia once had the dubious distinction of having the worst workers’ compensation system in the nation. More>>

Wider lens necessary for effective education


We say it often, but if West Virginia is going to reach its enormous potential, we will need a dynamic, robust educational system that challenges and prepares our people for the rigors of life in the 21st century. More>>

Can we be realistic on roads?


Building and maintaining roads should not be a political issue. In fact, it should be pretty straightforward. Potholes need filled, drainage ditches need cleaned, the highways need striped — while it might be painstaking and expensive, the overall concept is pretty simple. More>>

Looking the other way perpetuates criminal politics


Former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for his role in a political scheme that has dominated headlines for nearly a year and shined a bright light on one part of the state’s tangled web of public corruption. More>>

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