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Boos & Applause

January 16, 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 »»

Area to honor American Icon

January 16, 2016 Area residents will take pause in the coming days to honor the memory and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Legislators should eye eliminating program

January 16, 2016 As should have been clear from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address Wednesday he and West Virginia legislators will focus on money this year. more »»

Push to close coal power plants wrong

January 16, 2016 Democrat presidential candidate?Hillary Clinton has pledged to impose massive new taxes on fossil fuels. more »»

Is governor’s proposal prudent?

January 15, 2016 During Wednesday’s State of the State address, West Virginia Gov. more »»

‘Middle Mile’ bill a must

January 14, 2016 Broadband access has long been an issue in West Virginia. The lack of available services has frustrated and held back not only consumers and businesses, but also those in the education system. more »»

Budget cuts must be deftly made

January 13, 2016 When the 60-day legislative session kicks off today, lawmakers will find themselves in a familiar position —facing a budget shortfall. more »»

Deadly Crisis

January 11, 2016 Far more West Virginians have lost their lives to narco-terrorism than to attacks carried out by Islamic fanatics. more »»

Boos & Applause

January 9, 2016 Applause to the announcement this week that Randolph County Schools will soon implement a school-based probation officer in every county school as part of a state-wide initiative. more »»

Public Defenders

January 8, 2016 Basic constitutional rights are non-negotiable, certainly not open to infringement because government says it cannot afford them, the courts have held consistently. West Virginia Gov. more »»

It’s time for action

January 7, 2016 This week, Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance officials said an independent economic study relating to six proposed pipelines is needed to evaluate the true impact of the projects. more »»

City should be applauded for gesture

January 6, 2016 Earlier this year, the Elkins Police Department affixed “In God We Trust” decals to their cruisers and, recently, the Elkins Fire Department began doing the same. more »»

Social Security

January 4, 2016 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»


January 2, 2016 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»

Fighting Meth

December 30, 2015 Purchasing cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine already is inconvenient enough in West Virginia. The drugs cannot be taken off a store shelf. more »»

New Guidelines

December 29, 2015 While federal agencies seem deadlocked over even voluntary guidelines for those who prescribe opioid painkillers, the issue is being tackled in the Mountain State. more »»


December 28, 2015 One stereotype about West Virginians, that we are not well educated, is rooted in reality. And we do not seem to be doing much to change that. Just 18. more »»

Boos & Applause

December 26, 2015 Applause to the many service organizations, charities and fraternal orders for contributing to those in need during this Christmas season. more »»

The Meaning of Christmas

December 24, 2015 The following is from The Gospel According to Luke 2:1-20: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. more »»

PEIA problems more complex than believed

December 22, 2015 Officials at the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency say the situation is clear and simple: Without an infusion of nearly $100 million from the state Legislature, tens of thousands of... more »»



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