Editorials

Missed clues are troubling

Could the mass murder of 17 people, most of them children, at a Florida high school last week have been prevented? We will never know with certainty. What we do know is that someone in the FBI was tipped off months ago that someone named Nikolas Cruz had threatened to “be a professional ...

Don’t let cynicism cloud this holiday

In an era where every base thought is able to be disseminated at a moment’s notice by anyone, including the president of the United States, the idea of honoring the president can be a little strained for many Americans. But today isn’t about just what is happening today. President’s Day ...

Vision for EGCC remains strong

A major upgrade to the main campus at Eastern Gateway Community College on Sunset Boulevard is welcome news for the community. The $1.8 million project will lead to a more efficient experience for students, a more modern college for the community and will represent an investment aimed toward ...

Saving students from tobacco

If you are an adult who, while a teenager, broke the rules by smoking tobacco on school property, raise your hand. We’re guessing there are a lot of hands in the air. But there might be more except for the fact some people who picked up the tobacco habit while young were killed by it. ...

Beware graffiti that you allow

When is a building to which you hold title not yours to tear down, if you choose? When you allow people to spray-paint graffiti on it. Several years ago, graffiti painters began using a complex of New York City warehouses as their canvas. The owner, Gerald Wolkoff, permitted them to do ...

Results needed from projects

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal is both right and wrong when it comes to an ongoing project to clean up the Great Lakes. Trump proposes to slash federal funding for the project by about 90 percent. That could jeopardize progress already made in dealing with pollution, invasive ...

Long-term fix needed for PEIA

Like so many of the rest of us, state employees in West Virginia have had it up to here with rising health insurance costs. Their anger at Public Employees Insurance Agency officials is misplaced, however. PEIA officials are virtually helpless to hold health care costs, on which insurance ...

Give reason why memo stays secret

Democrats leaped quickly at President Donald Trump’s decision not to permit release of their document regarding use by the FBI and Department of Justice of the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The president “doesn’t want the public to see the underlying facts,” ...

Let’s release entire memo

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

SpaceX launch shows promise

Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...