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Political bickering overshadows need for change

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New ideas and ways to move our state and nation forward are in short supply during this election season. More>>

Diversifying our economy will make it more resilient

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We have been hit hard with some tough economic news in recent days about our state’s most recognized industry. We learned that Alpha Natural Resources could lay off more than 1,000 workers later this year. Another report showed that it is becoming cheaper for domestic energy producers to import coal from other countries than to use what is mined in the U.S. More>>

Successful privatization should inspire more reform

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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

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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>>