Coal Valley News- RSS opinion Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/opinion http://coalvalleynews.com/section/opinion Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:29:46 EST 1800 Letters to the editor http://coalvalleynews.com/news/letters/50254550/Letters-to-the-editor EPA going beyond constitutional authorityDear Editor:Article I Section 1 of the Constitution says the following: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:35:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50315303/Gregorys-Web If we'd just send Shelley Moore Capito to Washington, the coal trucks would start rolling again.Oh … wait … we've already sent her to Congress and … well, coal is in big trouble. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:34:04 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50236573/Gregorys-Web Everybody in Logan County is about to be indicted. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:11:03 EST Are E-cigarettes safe? http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/50131302/Are-E-cigarettes-safe The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to register all of their products and... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:24:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50160826/Gregorys-Web A political columnist's dream come true. That's Mingo County. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:22:03 EST The Rahall Report http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50085616/The-Rahall-Report The notion that education should be available to all is a classically American ideal — one that George Washington espoused in his famous farewell address. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:56:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50085151/Gregorys-Web It could, after all, have been worse.For example, Federal District Court Judge Thomas Johnston could have ordered disgraced former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury to spend the rest of his life in Hamlin. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:13:05 EST Let’s see how many readers agree with me http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/308880/Lets-see-how-many-readers-agree-with-me All right, let's see how many readers agree with me. All of you? THAT'S what I thought. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:19:06 EST Boone court not doing anything ‘illegal’ when it comes to bonding http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/300696/Boone-court-not-doing-anything-illegal-when-it-comes-to-bonding A recent story about the bonding procedures at the Boone County Courthouse used the words “illegal” in the title of the story.We feel this word is not accurate. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:10 EST Moving forward with justice reinvestment in West Virginia http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3806600/Moving-forward-with-justice-reinvestment-in-West-Virginia The communities we live in are more than the places we put down roots, start a new business and watch our children grow up. They are places we call home - and they should be a place we feel comfortable and safe. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:35:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3895686/Gregorys-Web Although the 2014 election cycle is not complete (except, perhaps, in Mingo County, where the nuns have declared there are no Republicans running), plans are already being formed for 2015 and 2016. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:06:05 EST A coal miner’s apology to today’s America http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3888110/A-coal-miners-apology-to-todays-America A little more than a year ago I retired from a 35-plus year career in coal mining. I was forced to retire a little early when a work-related injury resulted in a several fractured and compressed vertebrae in my back. Being a coal miner is not easy... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:05:06 EST EPA’s proposed existing power plant rule blatantly illegal http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3884051/EPAs-proposed-existing-power-plant-rule-blatantly-illegal On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed one of the most onerous regulations in American history, which would mandate that states require existing coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a staggering 30... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:05:05 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3872758/Gregorys-Web Thank goodness for Target. And Qdoba, Starbucks and any other business that has the good sense to ask patrons to leave their guns outside. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:43:02 EST Exporting liquid natural gas will bolster West Virginia natural gas infrastructure and economic growth http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3851885/Exporting-liquid-natural-gas-will-bolster-West-Virginia-natural-gas-infrastructure-and-economic-growth Across the country, natural gas development is giving new life to economic recovery and revitalizing entire regions, and West Virginia is no exception. Our state is fortunate enough to be a part of the two of the richest resource basins in the world,... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:51:03 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3851855/Gregorys-Web First of all, let me reiterate something I have said and written before: I think the vast majority of Mingo Countians are among the finest folks on earth. They are honest, sincere, dedicated and loyal. If you look in a dictionary for the definition of... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:43:06 EST Repeat offenders http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3851809/Repeat-offenders Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia is seeing a reduction in repeat offenders, and subsequent cost savings as a result of this welcomed news. And Tomblin says ongoing projects — like a new $1.2 million substance abuse center planned for... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:13:05 EST The Rahall Report http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3821528/The-Rahall-Report I have long labored to increase access to quality health care for citizens throughout southern West Virginia. Part of my work has entailed helping to secure Federal investments in community health centers. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:06:04 EST Will Social Security be there when you need it? http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/3806613/Will-Social-Security-be-there-when-you-need-it Social Security has serious problems, but it can still be saved, in its present form, if the correct actions are taken. The government must make provisions for repaying the $2.7 trillion debt that it owes to the trust fund. Since 2010, Social Security... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:03:09 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/3826693/Gregorys-Web Well, “next week” has come and gone. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:03:08 EST