It's been quite the week in WV, and we hope WVStrong has given you a fresh perspective on the headlines. Here's a quick run-down of some of our stories for the week incase you missed any. Be sure to share your favorite WV Strong stories with your friends and family!
IMPEACHMENT THREADS TO WATCH: By Dan Heyman
Charleston, WV – The actual impeachment of one retired and three current (one suspended) West Virginia Supreme Court justices starts this week. Motions to dismiss the articles against three of the justices have failed, so now – while we are waiting for the hearing of evidence – is a good moment to pause and pull some of the threads out of what is happening....Read More
WEST VIRGINIA’S SUPREME COURT CAR FIRE: By Bil Lepp
We don’t always get the government we want, but is it too much to ask the government to be good, efficient and effective?...Read More
FROM INSIDE, THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS LOOKS LIKE THE DOOR TO THE MIDDLE CLASS IS CLOSING: By Dan Heyman
Charleston, WV – Eric Engle, an office worker from Parkersburg says there are a lot of things he and his fiancee wants to do. But the Marshall graduate says their college debts are keeping them trapped in spite of the fact that they both have degrees and white collar jobs...Read More
ONE JOB JIM JUSTICE CREATED
Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jim Justice. It was one of the few policy position Jim Justice was pretty clear about in the 2016 Election. It's a pretty safe thing for a politicians to promise. Everyone either wants a job, or wants a better job. Well, revenue may be up, but according to Google's Unemployment Tracker, Unemployment went from 5.3 in January of 2017 when Justice was inaugurated to 5.4 in March of 2018 (the latest data Google provides). But there is one job Jim Justice has created that he can't seem to fill....Read More
NATIONALLY KNOWN, LOCALLY OWNED
WV has a lot of fast food. Is it the healthiest choice you could make? Probably not, but sometimes after a hard day of work, or a long night of driving the kids around to band or football practices, a burger and a milkshake feels like the dinner of champions, not to mention the jobs these spots provide to their local communities...Read More
CAUSE OR EFFECT?
It's a story rural communities in West Virginia and across the country have heard time and time again. National chain stores come in and offer a cheaper alternatives to local businesses. Over time these box stores put the local shops out of business and people who once held well paying jobs in these local businesses have no option but to take low wage jobs in the stores that put their old employers out of business....Read More