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Duane Zobrist: Lawsuit reforms will boost WV economy

In January, we encouraged newly elected state Senate President Bill Cole, House Speaker Tim Armstead and Members of the West Virginia Legislature to act boldly during the legislative session to address our state’s notorious legal system.

Duane Zobrist: Lawsuit reforms will boost WV economy

In January, we encouraged newly elected state Senate President Bill Cole, House Speaker Tim Armstead and Members of the West Virginia Legislature to act boldly during the legislative session to address our state’s notorious legal system. ...

Learning to teach to Common Core standards made us better teachers
Learning to teach to Common Core standards made us better teachers

By Kyle Schwartz

Special to The Washington Post

When the Common Core State Standards were rolled out in Colorado in 2010, it was a challenge. At first, my colleagues and I at Doull Elementary in southwest Denver struggled to understand...

Hoppy Kercheval: The EPA’s fish story
Hoppy Kercheval: The EPA’s fish story

Fifteen percent of all babies in utero in West Virginia have mothers who are subsistence fisherwomen — each of whom eats up to 300 pounds of fish every year that they or their family caught themselves from lakes.

Well, at least that is...

Bill Howley: AEP seeks to stifle WV energy freedom
Bill Howley: AEP seeks to stifle WV energy freedom

Fair competition is the foundation of a healthy economic system. But, Ohio-based holding company AEP, and its subsidiary Appalachian Power, don’t agree. It is obvious they don’t want to compete with solar energy.

This is the only...

Chris Hamilton: Professionalism and progress on key issues characterize new WV legislature
Chris Hamilton: Professionalism and progress on key issues characterize new WV legislature

Given the tide-turning November elections and the exceptional class of incoming legislators, expectations were high for the 81st Legislature. Now that the 2015 session is complete, it is the opinion of many Capitol-watchers that we have witnessed the ...

Erik Wemple: Charlottesville police wasted resources chasing down bogus Rolling Stone reporting

College journalism professors may want to take a close look the press conference held Monday by Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo. The occasion for Longo’s extensive statement was the conclusion of a five-month...

Shawn McCoy: A brief history of time
Shawn McCoy: A brief history of time

Artistry missing in the Apple watch

Thomas Sowell: Ruinous ‘Compassion’

Wage differences and unemployment were lower before the minimum wage

Alanna Campbell: Expanding teacher certification is good for students

Alternatively trained teachers can provide a unique perspective

Lee H. Hamilton: Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all

Congress continues a parade of make- or-break issues

Hoppy Kercheval: Conservative Republicans flex their muscle
Hoppy Kercheval: Conservative Republicans flex their muscle

GOP learns that inter-party factions part of majority rule

Petula Dvorak: Is brotherhood lacking in today’s fraternities?

While university life

broadens experience, Greek life segregates

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