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Minutes count during a disaster

April 25, 2014 Amid all the questions, murky details and recriminations about the Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston, one thing is becoming crystal clear: Minutes count in reacting to such disasters. more »»

 
 
 
Why the delay on releasing the numbers?

April 24, 2014 President Barack Obama is bragging that 8 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare insurance. It would be nice if Americans could get some details on that — but they can’. more »»

Politics behind pipeline decision

April 24, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Speeches could sway war on coal

April 23, 2014 It might surprise some Coloradans to learn that two-thirds of their electricity is generated in coal-fired power plants. more »»

State should reconsider Medicaid waiver program

April 21, 2014 A new health care study makes it clearer than ever that West Virginia policymakers are missing a good bet by not spending more on the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver program. more »»

A time to count blessings

April 19, 2014 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. more »»

Gee has aces up his sleeve

April 18, 2014 At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority. more »»

Smelling a rat in Washington

April 17, 2014 For months we have been smelling a rat — a big one in Washington — in the National Flood Insurance Program. As it has developed, our noses were right. more »»

Obstructing the public’s right to know

April 16, 2014 With very rare exceptions, everything our local and state governments do in West Virginia ought to be public knowledge. more »»

Is this the end of ideology?

April 16, 2014 On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. more »»

Equality in discipline

April 16, 2014 Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled “Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd... more »»

Election a referendum on Obamacare

April 16, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after al. more »»

Will summer practices be good for kids?

April 15, 2014 Obviously, allowing high school football teams in West Virginia to practice nearly all summer would prepare them better for the fall season. more »»

Misuse of court system out of hand

April 14, 2014 Surely the five justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court have better things to do than decide whether a lawyer ought to pay a $25 parking ticket. Yet last week, they had to do just tha. more »»

Boos & Applause

April 12, 2014 Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Inter-Mountain weighing in — pro, con or neutral. more »»

Financial outlook for state not good

April 12, 2014 Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist — or even grow worse. more »»

Tax Freedom Day came early this year

April 11, 2014 Next Tuesday may be the deadline to file both state and federal income tax returns, but we West Virginians finished paying our taxes Thursday, according to this year’s “Tax Freedom Day” repor. more »»

Two systems of education not working together

April 10, 2014 The chasm between public schools and higher education is not as wide as it sometimes seems. Clearly, however, more needs to be done to eliminate it in West Virginia. more »»

Rush Job

April 9, 2014 Why the rush and the enormous pressure to get a badly, expensively flawed law on the books in West Virginia? Mountain State residents should be asking that question as we await promised action to... more »»

Right Step

April 8, 2014 Last week, Buckhannon City Council discussed an ordinance not only governing the abatement of methamphetamine labs, but one that would establish a registry of those involved in manufacturing the... more »»

Minimum wage law will cost the state

April 7, 2014 A minimum wage/overtime pay measure that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and legislative leaders admit is flawed has become law in West Virginia. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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