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State’s ranking in educational study dismal

July 31, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released this week. more »»

Morrisey steps into contest chaos

July 31, 2014 After organizers of a 5-kilometer run for women abruptly canceled the event planned for Saturday in Charleston, they said there would be no refunds of entry fees. more »»

EPA should get an earful in Pittsburgh

July 30, 2014 During their “listening tour” of the country several months ago, Environmental Protection Agency officials claimed they wanted a cross-section of Americans’ opinions about proposed new rules that... more »»

Investigation needed into health care

July 29, 2014 To their list of investigations, West Virginia legislators should add one looking at oversight of health care professionals in the state. more »»

Paying bills online a plus for utilities

July 28, 2014 Most of the bills we receive these days can be paid online. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 26, 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 »»

Exotic animals list shouldn’t be set in stone

July 25, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductiv. more »»

State must attract more job creators

July 24, 2014 West Virginia has one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the nation, meaning that the percentage of state residents who work for a living or are seeking jobs is worse than in most othe... more »»

First test for new state schools chief

July 23, 2014 West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael Martirano, has set lofty goals to improve students’ academic performance. He will have to add one to the list. more »»

Seniority shouldn’t guarantee position

July 22, 2014 Seniority — how long a person has held a particular job — may have some legitimate uses in managing public schools. more »»

State must exercise spending discipline

July 21, 2014 West Virginians cannot afford for state finances to be handled the same way some people manage their money. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 19, 2014 Applause to the events and donations helping the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA?achieve its $500,000 fundraising goal for the pool renovation project. more »»

Truth still in doubt at Clarksburg VA

July 18, 2014 Something is badly wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg. The question is, what? Both U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Nothing done on highway funds

July 18, 2014 Within weeks, some highway and bridge projects in West Virginia could come to a screeching halt. more »»

W.Va. voters shifting parties

July 16, 2014 News that fewer than half the voters in West Virginia consider themselves Democrats should have come as no surprise to party leaders. more »»

State board looking at principals

July 15, 2014 The critical roles played by school principals are apparent to most in the education community. more »»

New way to fight sexual predators

July 14, 2014 Sexual predators are crafty in the extreme, and that is a special worry to parents trying to safeguard their children. Now, Ohioans have a new weapon in that fight. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 12, 2014 Applause to all the volunteers and participants who brought us the 30th annual Mountain State Street Machines Auto Extravaganza last weekend. more »»

‘Monsters’: Not real life, just real dumb

July 11, 2014 P.T. Barnum famously said no one would ever go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. It’s clear the producers of “Mountain Monsters” won’t go broke any time soon. more »»

How will state spending cuts affect residents?

June 30, 2014 Older and disabled people in West Virginia who need help to maintain independent lifestyles are losing one resourc. more »»



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