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Who is managing state colleges?

September 27, 2016 Many West Virginians probably assume the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education have substantial amounts of authority over public colleges... more »»


September 26, 2016 The federal Office of the Inspector General has some homework for West Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services officials, after it discovered the state overpaid almost $300,000 to... more »»

Morrisey fights EpiPen price hikes

September 24, 2016 What, one may wonder, can the attorney general of a small state such as West Virginia do about the outrageous pricing of a lifesaving device by an international pharmaceuticals giant? Not much,... more »»

State is ‘Almost Heaven’ for business

September 23, 2016 Another anniversary passed this week: It has been 20 years since Toyota, the Japanese vehicle manufacturing giant, opened an engine and transmission plant in Putnam County. more »»

Ag Department should support farmers

September 22, 2016 West Virginia Farm Bureau members spoke out last week about what they believe is misspending and overreach by the state Department of Agriculture that uses taxpayer money to put the government agenc... more »»

Flood aid needed; budget woes continue

September 21, 2016 By the end of August, West Virginia’s general fund budget was out of balance by $48.9 million. On Monday, state legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made it $78.9 million. more »»

Congress should back Moniz on issue

September 20, 2016 No doubt U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was sincere in what he said last week in Morgantown about saving what is left of the coal-fired power industry. more »»


September 19, 2016 No single strategy or tactic will end the substance abuse epidemic in West Virginia. It involves too many Mountain State residents and too many drugs to succumb to a silver bullet approac. more »»

Boos & Applause

September 17, 2016 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 »»

Johnson not ready for prime time

September 16, 2016 Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Anyone who doubts that has lost touch with reality. more »»

Clinton mocks West Virginians

September 15, 2016 Poor Bill Clinton. He has forgotten where he came from, and joined the chorus of liberal elites who believe folks from this part of the country are the last group it is socially acceptable to mock. more »»

Getting more students with degrees essential

September 14, 2016 We West Virginians seem to be hooked on higher education. That is a very good thing, of course. more »»

Spending plan, cuts needed soon

September 13, 2016 State officials got some good — but far from great — news about West Virginia’s budget this week. Revenue collected in August was $16. more »»


September 12, 2016 First lady Michelle Obama was criticized roundly and appropriately for a comment she made in 2008, as her husband was about to clinch the Democrat nomination for president. more »»


September 12, 2016 Members of Congress finally are showing some overdue concern about another outrage at the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Mine opening good; criticism continues

September 10, 2016 It was big, national news this week: Despite all the doom and gloom talk from the coal industry, two brand new mines are opening in Appalachia. more »»

Animals deserve better

September 10, 2016 Humankind has not done a very good job of stewardship involving the animal kingdom. more »»

Consumers need to monitor records

September 9, 2016 Ever hurried to write a check and get it in the mail after being informed your payment is overdue? It is an uncomfortable experience many people have had. more »»

Funding will help to spur learning

September 9, 2016 Exposure to art can change young lives, even for those without an artistic bone in their own bodies. Giving West Virginia schoolchildren the opportunity to see fine art is important. more »»

W.Va. at a turning point

September 8, 2016 Voters hoping for a miracle-worker as West Virginia’s next governor are doomed to disappointment. Our state’s economy is a train wreck in progress. more »»



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