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February 9, 2016 Law enforcement officials in Randolph County released 2015 crime statistics, and the numbers do not bode well for the area. Randolph County Sheriff Mark T. more »»


February 8, 2016 Bleeding in the state government budget appeared to slow a bit last month — but that is no reason for optimism. Gov. more »»


February 8, 2016 Earmarking — the practice by members of Congress of passing appropriations bills and specifying exactly how some of the money is to be spent — has gotten a bad name. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 6, 2016 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 »»

Huge Benefits

February 5, 2016 Private charter schools may not be of direct value to some West?Virginia students, as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has noted. more »»

Spending Bill

February 4, 2016 With the annual regular session of the West Virginia Legislature at about the halfway mark, election-year politics has reared its extraordinarily ugly head. That needs to stop. more »»

Government spending is out of control

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Political Ploy

February 2, 2016 Even Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a staunch Democrat, cannot stomach the political ploy undertaken by some of his party in the West Virginia House of Delegates. more »»


February 1, 2016 U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited China and India, to view for himself the miracles those two countries are allegedly performing in reducing carbon emissions and other forms of pollution. more »»

Higher education gaining ground

January 30, 2016 Are West Virginia’s colleges getting leaner and meaner? Let’s hope so. That is precisely what the Mountain State need. more »»

Rape, assault case needs investigated

January 29, 2016 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has spared himself and some law enforcement officials in Harrison County a tongue-lashing by U.S. Supreme Court justices. more »»

New bill represents a test in Senate

January 28, 2016 Even Environmental Protection Agency officials backed away from a plan to establish job-killing new regulations on coal ash after U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., pointed out they were not needed. more »»

Pre-K legislation needs fine tuning

January 27, 2016 Early childhood education is an important, perhaps critical, tool for ensuring all children learn what they need in an increasingly competitive worl. more »»

No Help

January 26, 2016 Neither President Barack Obama nor his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, has any interest in helping West Virginians rescue ourselves from the disaster he created. Obama proved that last week. more »»

Many deserve thanks for weekend efforts

January 25, 2016 As the headline in today’s edition reads, we at The Inter-Mountain are “Snow Thankful” for a calm, nearly uneventful end to what was Winter Storm Jonas. more »»


January 22, 2016 Drug abuse respects no class of people. more »»

Standards not the only education issue

January 21, 2016 Though it is a very convenient political football to toss around, Common Core — and its relatives —should not be the only concern of legislators who have the best interests of West Virginia kids at... more »»

Highway funding needs attention

January 21, 2016 One pressing concern was not addressed by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin during his State of the State speech last week. It is money — or lack of it — for highways and bridges. more »»

Proposal is right for West Virginia

January 20, 2016 If, upon accepting a new job, you were told it was yours only if you agreed to give part of your pay to your supervisor every month, you probably would be furiou. more »»

The Dream Lives On

January 18, 2016 Following is an excerpt from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. more »»



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