We will experience a rebirth in the weeks ahead. We will defeat this terrible plague. We will get back to work. We will spend time with our loved ones. We will have that human connection for which we all hunger every single day.
We hear that sentiment expressed on all sides now, daily and even hourly, what with the spread of the Coronavirus and the coordinated efforts to stifle it being made by federal, state, and local governments, as well as private businesses and nonprofit organizations. It’s a noble and generous sentiment: a message of solidarity, as well as an exhortation to each of us to give everything we can to the effort and graciously accept our share of the burden without carping.
If all West Virginians follow the health precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, and take into account these consumer tips, we will all be in a better position to defeat this virus, while also protecting our wallets.
WHEELING – It has been hard for a long time to say anything about politics that helps anyone with anything. If you say something to one side or the other, no one who might believe you needs to hear it; and no one who might need to hear it will believe you. Three-plus years of our politics has immunized righties and lefties alike to new information.
Now is the time to support our leaders, to stop finger-pointing and playing "gotcha" with one’s perceived political enemies at every opportunity. It is the time to show appreciation for the unsung heroes all across this country, the time – to borrow a phrase – to make America great again.
WHEELING – For years, West Virginia’s political class said that each progressive movement among Democrats came “too soon,” and they’ve gotten their way. But after another failed administration, it’s time to worry that the movement could be too late.
A new law requires election officials to make absentee voting fully accessible to voters with physical disabilities who are prevented from voting in-person at the polls and from marking ballots without assistance. These absentee voters with physical disabilities now have an option to mail or electronically submit their ballot back to their county clerk using approved technology.
We clearly have a lot to be proud of when it comes to the WVDA laboratories. Maybe I am biased, as the Commissioner of Agriculture, but without a trusted food system, our citizens’ quality of life would surely suffer.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600-mile conduit of natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. The pipeline is good for them and good for us. For whom could it possibly be bad? Who could possibly want to perpetuate scarcity, high prices, and deprivation?