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Miley must face new political realities

June 24, 2013 Tim Miley, elected Tuesday as the new speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been saying all the right things during the past couple of weeks. more »»

Boos and applause

June 15, 2013 -Applause to Ashley Elizabeth Houchin of Arnoldsburg, who will serve as Maid Silvia LXXVII during the Mountain State Forest Festival. more »»

Something’s rotten at the landfill

June 12, 2013 Attending Monday’s meeting of Elkins City Council’s Sanitation/Landfill Committee meeting was kind of like watching an old Western movie. more »»

Boos and applause

June 8, 2013 -Applause to Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Congressman David McKinley for presenting the Congressional Badge of Bravery to seven deputy U.S. Marshals. more »»

Doing public business behind closed doors

June 7, 2013 Elkins Mayor Van Broughton and Elkins City Council invited C. more »»

Education accountability shifting to local level

June 4, 2013 State school Superintendent James Phares is right about the major public education bill enacted this spring in West Virginia. As he remarked to a reporter last week, the law is “a huge undertakin. more »»

Medicaid plan will require some co-payments

May 28, 2013 When something is free, we tend to take more of it than if a price tag is attache. more »»

Boos and applause

May 25, 2013 -Applause to the Elkins Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary. The club has made many positive differences in the community. Here’s wishing the club many more years of activity. more »»

Our readers spoke, we listened

May 20, 2013 The Inter-Mountain traditionally runs a feature we call “Applause and Boos” on our Saturday editorial pages. Today, we’d like to give a special applause and boo — to ourselves. more »»

Boos and applause

May 11, 2013 -Applause to Terry George, the longtime Randolph County schools administrator and teacher who was chosen this week to be the school system’s new superintendent. more »»

Mystery of the cheese sandwich

May 9, 2013 It’s hard to get away with anything — or sweep something under the rug — in our modern society. Not that people don’t try. For example, look at the “Great Cheese Sandwich Mystery” in Barbour Coun. more »»

Tomblin’s Medicaid decision a gamble

May 7, 2013 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s recommendation to expand the state’s Medicaid program probably represents a political point of no return. Once an entitlement is established, it is here to sta. more »»

Morrisey off to fast start in new office

May 6, 2013 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in office for less than four months, is off to a fast start in keeping his campaign promises. more »»

Boos and applause

May 4, 2013 Applause to the many volunteers who worked together to present the fifth annual Ramps and Rail Festival in downtown Elkins last weekend. more »»

World’s dumbest copper thieves

May 2, 2013 Thousands of area residents woke up Wednesday morning and quickly realized they were outside their comfort zones. They could not watch the morning news on their televisions. more »»

World’s dumbest copper thieves

May 2, 2013 Thousands of area residents woke up Wednesday morning and quickly realized they were outside their comfort zones. They could not watch the morning news on their televisions. more »»

Boos and applause

April 27, 2013 - Applause to the Barbour County Board of Education for accepting a donation from the Barbour County All County Sports Organization this week and publicly stating that — thanks to the donated funds ... more »»

‘Pill mill’ doctors deserve more time

April 26, 2013 For about a year and a half, Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Ramos made quarterly trips from his home in El Paso, Texas, to a rundown building in Logan, W.Va. more »»

Manchin deserves credit, not condemnation

April 24, 2013 Sen. Joe Manchin gained a reputation in West Virginia of working hard for compromise. Manchin, D-W.Va., tried that in Washington last week — and learned a lesson about politics. Manchin and Se. more »»

Increase penalties on grand jury disclosures

April 22, 2013 Many West Virginians probably are under the impression a grand juror who tips off criminals so they can evade arrest is in deep, deep trouble. Not really. more »»

 
 

 

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