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Letters to the Editor

Student enjoys stay in West Virginia

Hi! My name is Alex Gwizdala, and I live in Williamsport, Maryland. If you had asked me last March what I was going to do with my summer after graduation, I probably would have told you that I would try to get an internship at some local lab or just wind up doing nothing. I certainly wouldn’t ...

Grants can impact all members of community

The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington has just passed a milestone — the application deadline for our first round of grantmaking in the 20 counties we serve in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. The Foundation’s mission, to support transformative health initiatives that empower all ...

Medical issues require working phone service

My name is Debra K. Dove. My husband, James E Dove, has multiple medical issues, making it necessary for us to have phone service. He has prostate cancer, end stages, six things wrong with his heart, a 23-year-old metal aortic valve, 23-year-old reimplanted arteries, has had three strokes, ...

Each political party demonizing the other

In Robert Ware’s June 22nd letter of The Inter-Mountain, he aired his grievances with Democrats and told a little too eagerly how he can’t wait to vote for Trump again. Has anyone noticed that he hasn’t said one single thing that Democrats did that makes him such a staunch Trump ...

Weaponizing words to use as a tool

Liberals are obsessed with race. They weaponize certain words in order to use them as a tool to strike out when you disagree. A while back I was involved in a conversation about Puerto Rico. After looking at pictures of homes with bars on the windows and doors, I asked about Puerto Rico’s ...

Reader upset by recent celebrations

I wish I lived in Elkins or Buckhannon, so I could pack up and leave. Between the obnoxious Home Rule and the Pridefests celebrating behavior between members of the same sex, there is no attraction in those places for me. Several things bother me about this year’s “celebrations,” the ...

What will our kids say about climate change?

The last year or two has seen an unusual number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive Midwest floods, way too many deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing droughts, ...

Reader perceives a major lack of respect

If the Republicans really stop and listen to Trump’s racist comments, lies, unlawful acts, then how can you vote for a man like this? Who pays for the tariffs Trump put on China? Not China, we do when we buy things made in China. So this hurts us, not China. Vice President Pence stood in ...

Elected leaders or fictitious characters?

I am responding to Robert Ware’s letter, “Terrified,” published Saturday, June 22. Ware divides Americans into halves: Conservatives led by WWF heavyweight champion Donald J. Trump, and his liberal opponents under the command of Democrats. Ware says they include “educators: K-12, ...

Public should take part in government

The “West Virginia Code” stating in CHAPTER 6 “General Provisions Respecting Officers 9A-1 Open Governmental Proceedings, 6-9A-1 “Declaration of legislative policy” states: “The Legislature hereby finds and declares that public agencies in this state exist for the singular purpose ...

Leaking of cables

The leaking of cables sent by the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch that reflected badly on the Trump administration represent a serious infraction. And not on the ambassador’s part, but those receiving the advice in London. With Brexit swirling around every ...

Grateful to volunteers and first responders

Once again, disaster has hit the town of Harman. It’s a sad thing to see what water can destroy in so short a time. It will take months or even years to get back or close to what Harman once was. The people are strong and they care for each other. On the bright side, they are blessed that ...

DOH workers are greatly appreciated

Many thanks go out from the Harman area to the Division of Highway workers. They arrived very early and have opened roads and culverts along all the little streams that exploded doing most of the flooding. The WVDOH workers have worked so hard and done a terrific job taking care of our ...

Mounting debt will lead to a collapse

I find it very troubling that after a few months of listening to Democrats vie for the presidential nomination that gross government overspending has not even been mentioned. While President Trump is just starting his campaign, I can only hope that he addresses this problem instead of ...

Why so much anger?

On May 11, Lloyd Price’s article, “Republican Anger” came out in The Inter-Mountain. He seemed confused about our anger. Well Lloyd, I’ll clear that up. We’re angry because the Democrats are trying to destroy the Constitution. We don’t like being taxed to death and we despise the ...

Reader questions proposed ordinance

Please get a copy and read the proposed ordinance “Draft unsafe buildings and lands ordinance” from the Randolph County Commission office. I feel this will be one of the “biggest land grabs” in the history of Randolph County! This proposed ordinance is nothing but control of farm ...

Who actually runs our school system?

One of my grandchildren recently taught me a new word. “Kludge” — they told me it came out of the computer programming world. A kludge is a quick fix on an unexpected programming glitch. A kludge only solves one problem, then a second kludge solves the second and so on. Pretty soon, you ...

Proud and patriotic

The issues of my letter are with the Robert E. Lee issue of changing the names of streets and such. I do not believe in slavery and have never been prejudiced. I do believe we descended from Adam and Eve and by God’s own creation, whether we are red, white or blue or black or blonde. ...

Reader upset by county spending

As a taxpayer and concerned Randolph County citizen, I have a real problem with the Randolph County EMS spending and wasting the money to operate that facility. Why does the EMS need to be purchasing a $70,000 Tahoe plus the lights, sirens and emblems? I also saw last year they purchased a ...

McKinley stands up for Peace Corps

Since Peace Corps was created by President Kennedy in a 1961 Executive Order, more than 240,000 volunteers have served in over 141 countries on all 5 continents. More than 700 of them were from WV, approximately 400 of them still live in WV. Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) proposed an ...