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Public Defenders

January 8, 2016 Basic constitutional rights are non-negotiable, certainly not open to infringement because government says it cannot afford them, the courts have held consistently. West Virginia Gov. more »»

It’s time for action

January 7, 2016 This week, Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance officials said an independent economic study relating to six proposed pipelines is needed to evaluate the true impact of the projects. more »»

City should be applauded for gesture

January 6, 2016 Earlier this year, the Elkins Police Department affixed “In God We Trust” decals to their cruisers and, recently, the Elkins Fire Department began doing the same. more »»

Social Security

January 4, 2016 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

Coal

January 2, 2016 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»

Fighting Meth

December 30, 2015 Purchasing cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine already is inconvenient enough in West Virginia. The drugs cannot be taken off a store shelf. more »»

New Guidelines

December 29, 2015 While federal agencies seem deadlocked over even voluntary guidelines for those who prescribe opioid painkillers, the issue is being tackled in the Mountain State. more »»

Stereotype

December 28, 2015 One stereotype about West Virginians, that we are not well educated, is rooted in reality. And we do not seem to be doing much to change that. Just 18. more »»

Boos & Applause

December 26, 2015 Applause to the many service organizations, charities and fraternal orders for contributing to those in need during this Christmas season. more »»

The Meaning of Christmas

December 24, 2015 The following is from The Gospel According to Luke 2:1-20: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. more »»

PEIA problems more complex than believed

December 22, 2015 Officials at the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency say the situation is clear and simple: Without an infusion of nearly $100 million from the state Legislature, tens of thousands of... more »»

No Child Left Behind

December 21, 2015 The old warning about being careful what you wish for because you may get it may be running through the minds of some who have demanded Washington stop meddling with schools. more »»

Boos & Applause

December 19, 2015 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 »»

Smoking while pregnant on the rise in W.Va.

December 18, 2015 West Virginians eat too much, smoke too much, abuse drugs too much and engage in a variety of other unhealthy behaviors at rates greater than most other Americans. more »»

Showdown brewing over curriculum

December 17, 2015 A showdown between West Virginia legislators and state Board of Education members over public school curriculum seems to be brewing — but it is entirely avoidable. more »»

Structural reforms are needed

December 16, 2015 Language West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole used last week regarding the Public Employees Insurance Agency was harsh, to say the least. But Cole, R-Mercer, had good reason to be angry. more »»

Morrisey should be commended

December 15, 2015 Major gaps in access to high-speed Internet access are a problem in West Virginia. more »»

Basic Freedom

December 14, 2015 West Virginians pride ourselves on being fiercely independent and quick to defend basic liberties. more »»

Bill to cut school calendar is puzzling

December 14, 2015 Public education in West Virginia clearly needs an overhaul. Evidence is mounting that students simply are not learning what they should. more »»

Boos & Applause

December 12, 2015 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 »»

 
 
 

 

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