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Proposal would fund infrastructure

January 16, 2015 West Virginia state government is just about out of money to fund big highway projects. more »»

Coal Concerns

January 16, 2015 Coal production in West Virginia has plummeted during recent years, costing our state jobs and harming many communities that rely on the industry. During 2008, Mountain State mines produced 165. more »»

Bad Grades

January 15, 2015 As they ponder how to spend the next two months, West Virginia legislators should put high priority in getting back to the basics of good state government. more »»

Budget Woes

January 14, 2015 State officials who had been banking on severance taxes to keep West Virginia’s general fund budget in balance have been disappointed, as we reported last week. more »»

Free Speech

January 13, 2015 Thoughtful people throughout the world are thinking about the role of a free, unfettered press — and how, in the wake of the massacre of some French journalists by Islamic terrorists — how to... more »»

Clear Statement

January 12, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Boos & Applause

January 10, 2015 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 »»

Former governor was good for W.Va.

January 10, 2015 Former West Virginia Gov. Arch Moore, who died Wednesday, was a wonderful father and husband, according to his children. more »»

Coal’s impact not understood

January 10, 2015 Thoughtful area residents ought to be disturbed and worried about two questions mining company owner Robert Murray asked Tuesday. more »»

Forced Pooling

January 9, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers likely will see some version of a forced pooling bill during the 60-day session, which begins Jan. 14. Similar bills failed in three of the past four sessions. more »»

Living Within Our Means

January 8, 2015 Republican leaders who will take control of the West Virginia Legislature within a few days have said they can balance the state budget without dipping into funds held in reserve for years to cope... more »»

Legislative Update

January 6, 2015 Today, residents will get a preview of the coming session in Charleston as the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Legislative Update event. more »»

Resolution

January 5, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Boos & Applause

January 3, 2015 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 »»

No solutions?

December 31, 2014 Remember the “blue ribbon” commission Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed to recommend solutions to West Virginia’s highway funding dilemma? After many months of work it has resulted in ... nothing. more »»

Linked issues

December 30, 2014 Two of the toughest policy issues state officials need to address if West Virginia is to move forward are drug abuse and the state’s dismally low workforce participation rate. more »»

Higher Education

December 29, 2014 Higher Education Policy Commission statistics show enrollment in West Virginia colleges continues to fall. Enrollment in state-supported colleges has fallen approximately . more »»

Boos & Applause

December 27, 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 »»

W.Va. really is Almost Heaven

December 27, 2014 West Virginia cannot and never will be able to compete against some tourism destinations for certain kinds of attractions that appear to be important to many travelers. more »»

Prescriptions not needed for cold drugs

December 27, 2014 Purchasing cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine already is inconvenient enough in West Virginia. The drugs cannot be taken off a store shelf. more »»

 
 
 

 

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