Inter-Mountainhttp://www.theintermountain.com/page/category.detail/nav/5324/Columnistsen-usFri, 1 Jul 2016 13:20:17 EDTFri, 1 Jul 2016 13:20:17 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStudent's passing a tragedy for us allhttp://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/600349.htmlThe sudden passing of sophomore Dakota Mitchell from natural causes on Friday afternoon - six months and six days following the tragic accidental death of fellow student Will Winters - brings home once again to our College family and Elkins...Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTClinton in her own wordshttp://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/600350.htmlHillary Clinton likes to take potshots at her rival for the presidency, Donald Trump, over things he's said. But here in West Virginia and Ohio, we've been paying attention to what she says. Here's a sampling from Clinton: "...Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT'I can do it, I can do it'http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/600240.htmlSorry to be late with this week's Monday Letter. Joni and I were in Seattle for our grandson Sam's graduation from Nathan Hale High School on Monday evening. It was memorable. Here's why.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTBlame evil, don't blame firearmshttp://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/600241.htmlI am not a "gun nut." Matter of fact, I've been accused once or twice of not paying appropriate homage to the Second Amendment (for the record, I believe in it firmly). But I own a few old guns and have some familiarity with firearms in general.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTBudget cuts only skin-deephttp://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/600069.htmlLook up the phrase "wailing and gnashing of teeth" and you'll see a picture of West Virginia legislators. They did a lot of that this year, before approving a budget acceptable to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT