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McKinley provides hope for W.Va.

July 19, 2016 During the past seven and one-half years, the nation’s energy policy has amounted to whatever President Barack Obama says it i. more »»


July 18, 2016 President Barack Obama has set aside more public land and waterways for federal protection than any other president, the White House boasts. He plans to do more before he leaves office, aides say. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 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 »»

Fund should be used to help flood victims

July 15, 2016 Here in West Virginia, it has become clear the nickname chosen for the state’s Revenue Shortfall Reserve accounts — the “Rainy Day Fund” — is appropriate. more »»

Water quality needs attention

July 14, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its energetic pursuit of air quality and its apathy regarding municipal water quality — in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Leagues are legal, best left alone

July 13, 2016 Fantasy sports leagues may be nearly as old as athletic contests themselves. more »»

Fun For All

July 11, 2016 Anyone who says there is nothing to do in the area must be living under a rock. From our perspective, there’s so much going on, we barely have room to fit it all in the newspaper sometimes. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 9, 2016 Boos to the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office for pointing the Tucker Solid Waste Authority to an attorney who then hit them with a $900 legal bill for what they described as mediocre legal... more »»

Brexit may be a plus for Trump

July 8, 2016 One of Hillary Clinton’s most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. more »»

President falls short in helping W.Va.

July 7, 2016 Forty-eight of West Virginia’s 55 counties have unemployment rates in excess of the 4.7 percent national number. Ten counties have rates at least double tha. more »»

Flood victims will require assistance for a long time to come

July 6, 2016 Some of the victims of widespread flooding in West Virginia late last month will never recover fully from the disaster. For those who lost loved ones, life can never be the sam. more »»

National parks funding a priority

July 5, 2016 Our national parks have been described as “America’s best idea.” The nation’s founders, who established a government based on liberty and with guarantees of it, might argue with that. more »»

Something must be done to slow costs

July 5, 2016 One of the obstacles that blocked adoption of a new budget for West Virginia state government last month was the Public Employees Insurance Agency. Both legislators and Gov. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 2, 2016 Applause to Art26201 for unveiling their newest public art project, a mural called “Evening Star” by Chuck Olson. more »»

Generosity abounds in time of tragedy

July 1, 2016 West Virginia has long been known for its rolling hills, panoramic vistas, natural resources — such as coal — and its overall beauty. more »»

Trump getting the word out

June 30, 2016 In today’s political climate, no one can get the word out like Donald Trum. more »»

New governor will have his plate full

June 29, 2016 By the time the general election rolls around in early November, both Bill Cole and Jim Justice may have begun to wonder whether they should have had their heads examined before filing to run for... more »»

Funding for roads a must in W.Va.

June 28, 2016 Give West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin credit. At a time when state revenues are declining, they somehow managed to increase the state Division of Highways budget. more »»

Only Congress should have lawmaking powers

June 27, 2016 Like a toddler throwing a tantrum because mom and dad didn’t let him have his way, President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday over a federal judge’s rulin. more »»

State budget needs very close look

June 24, 2016 Officials at the West Virginia Center for Professional Development say they will have to cut back on their programs to improve the skills of public school teachers. more »»



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