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Letters to the Editor

Reader: Obama’s sins finally getting air time

Have you ever wondered why Obama stayed out of the different political races after Hilary’s presidential loss? He left a team of people in place to sabotage Trump in an effort to ease the way for Trump’s impeachment. The Democratic establishment ran an operation in concert with the ...

Delegate’s open letter to Gov. Justice

Dear Gov. Justice, I write today out of concern for West Virginia’s working families and to share my thoughts with you on how to rebuild the state’s economy. It was in a precarious position prior to the pandemic and now it’s in a free fall. I hope that you’ll consider my perspective ...

Mountain State seniors can’t wait

I’m a senior citizen. There, I said it! As much as I hate to admit it, I’m living in those golden years. Unfortunately in West Virginia, many seniors aren’t finding those years to be very golden at all. West Virginia has the second highest rate of people over the age of 65 in the ...

Coronavirus spurs meat problems

Massive slaughterhouse closures are driving U.S. consumers to plant-based meat products, as sick workers pay the price. Tyson Foods, JBS USA, and Smithfield Foods, the largest meat processors, have closed 17 plants, devastating rural communities and threatening the nation’s meat supply. ...

On patriotism and socialism

God has blessed us with a land rich in resources — soaring mountains, endless vistas of rich soil for abundant harvests, white sand coastlines, tropical forest and glacial peaks. The founders of this great nation were inspired to dream, a dream of freedom governed not by the rich, or ...

Precautions worse than the virus?

Once again I find the “precautions” for the virus to be unbelievable and unacceptable. One of our dear ladies in our church had surgery today to have her leg partially amputated. As I always do, I planned to be at the hospital prior to her surgery to have prayer with her and stay to be ...

Candidate has long history of service

As we head into the second month of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state shutdown, it is becoming more evident than ever that it is imperative that we elect officials who represent us and stand up for what we need as a community. I have watched as some senators and delegates at the ...

Women hating women hurts all

“She hates me. Never once have I laid eyes on this woman, nor she on me. I hear she helps the poor. I also heard she crushes people by being a bully on social media and by spreading hateful gossip. Yes, she hates me. I am now held in contempt by someone whose face I have never even seen and ...

How to worship while staying safe

This is for the person who sent a letter to The Inter-Mountain who said something along the lines of, “Satan is laughing at us for not going to church out of fear of COVID-19.” Allow me to set the record straight: If the devil is laughing at anyone, it would be those who think gathering in ...

Saying one thing and doing another?

As a conservative, I believe that Rush Limbaugh represents the sentiment of many conservatives in this country. He has defended our president and fought for conservative values in West Virginia. During the effort to repeal Obamacare, he repeatedly and correctly noted that Sen. Shelley Moore ...

Education the key to moving forward

According to the dictionary the definition of a leader is someone who leads, guides or shows the way. This is a pivotal time in West Virginia for a variety of reasons and we need strong, intelligent, and forward looking leadership to carry us through this critical moment in our history. I ...

Thanking water, PSD workers for service

In these days of isolation from family, co-workers and friends, we all manage to come together in spirit and with great admiration to all of our first responders, who are doing their best to put these chaotic times back to normal. Our gratitude goes out to all the ones providing care ...

Possible uses for left-over funding

I wish the government would spend the money that is left-over after everyone received their stimulus check on something that would benefit the low-income people in our country. I have said it before and maybe if I say it enough someone will listen — the left-over money could put solar ...

COVID-19 crisis spotlights problems

As I set here today and listen to President Trump speak, if it wasn’t so important it would be a laughing matter. He is like a bird with his head in the sand. As he brags about all he has done and pats his own back, he should stop and think what he didn’t do when he had a chance. Like ...

Consequences of closing churches

I am sure Satan is laughing as the church retreats into hiding and God’s people stay away from the church. Satan knows if he can keep folks from church, from fellowship, and from the preaching of God’s word long enough they become weak and vulnerable to his attacks. When the church does ...

Reader: Officer’s response appropriate

I’m not going to say that I agree with the reaction that the arresting officer had in reference to the shooting of a fellow officer last week, but we have to realize that he had just watched his partner take two bullets and with the anxiety and fear for his well-being this officer had acted ...

Coronavirus crisis prompting racism

Our family has watched with horror as racist acts against Asian Americans, some violent (including a knife attack in Texas seriously injuring several small children), have increased dramatically. While our president initially insisted on calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus,” this has ...

Unnecessary funding tarnishes new bill

I took time to take a look at the recently passed bill by Congress to see what was in it. What I saw was money allocated to other agencies that had nothing to do with our current situation. First for the obvious. Smithsonian Institution at $7.5 million, the Kennedy Center at $25 million, ...

Hospital’s staff is grateful for donations

St. Joseph’s Hospital sends a sincere thank you to all the businesses and community members for their donations of supplies and food. We have received vital donations of N95 masks, surgical gloves, face shields, gowns and other protective gear from: Auto Zone, Buckhannon Animal ...

Viral video raises many questions

There is a video circulating of the alleged police brutality relating to the officer shooting on March 26 in Elkins. An officer appears to strike the handcuffed subject. Where does the corruption end? Dash cams, body cam and video should be released to the public. Officer Boatwright should ...