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Letters to the Editor

Post 29 to celebrate 100 years on Sept. 21

American Legion Post 29 of Elkins is celebrating its 100th birthday Sept. 21. The Legion has much to celebrate with its continued service to our community, Elkins and Randolph County and the American people as a whole. The American Legion was the leading force behind getting the Legion Act ...

How to start a real resurgence in Elkins

With all the construction activities in Elkins this summer, and all the new plans in the works, it is starting to have the feel of a real resurgence — like the low point has passed for the town. The completion of the bike trail connection seems like a statement. With the desperately ...

Sensationalism also to blame in mass killings

I am very saddened by the mass killings in our country and around the world. However, I feel it is time that someone also points the finger at a major reason for these copy cat killings ,and that is the sensationalism caused by the media that includes television, radio and newspapers. We ...

Party emphatic about destroying everything?

Democrats are the lowest form of life on earth, and they proved it again by threatening the USSC, telling them they had better “heel” like well-trained attack dog or face a major restructuring if they regain control of Congress. They tried backtracking by saying they meant “heal,” not ...

Reader: Trump should keep tariffs coming

A story posted Aug. 18 described how President Trump was considering getting rid of tariffs that hurt Apple, after their CEO complained to Trump that Apple’s main rival Samsung had an unfair advantage because their plants were located in South Korea. I thought this was one of the reasons ...

Reader walking though today’s ‘insanity field’

It is not good, I will surely hear, to be as furious and bitter as I am right now while recuperating from life-saving surgery that saps your strength, the strength you need to get around and stay a little active and do the things your health care providers prescribe for home health healing and ...

Political party differences

Mr. Edward S. Brenwalt, recently demanded that I explain why I am not voting for any of the Democrat candidates for president: Well: here goes. The Democrats are desperate for a win and, as such, have pulled out all the stops to keep the House and regain control of the Senate as well as the ...

Common denominator in shootings is hate

With the shootings that have taken place in the past few weeks, I thought I’d take a look at some of the reasons these incidents took place. The common denominator that they had was one emotion — hate. Webster’s dictionary defines hate as an intense or passionate dislike. Regard with ...

Restore parks and create opportunity

America today misses a history-making opportunity: the chance to carry into the future a feature that permanently makes America great: our star-spangled national parks. I write to support the priority of this for West Virginia — where we have important, but imperiled, national parks. Here ...

Country must treat coal miners fairly

The country is leaving coal behind, and we need to treat coal miners fairly. As a society we need to cover miners’ retirement, health care, and transition payments when new jobs pay less than mining jobs. For each 100 miners who lose their jobs, a good 10-year transition program would cost ...

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 ...