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Pay system shouldn’t be this difficult

April 13, 2016 Surely some way can be found to standardize how state employees are paid in West Virginia without leaving the workers or budget-conscious legislators unhappy. more »»

Transparency is a must

April 12, 2016 Navigating the West Virginia Open Meetings Act is not rocket science, yet some local governing bodies seem to have trouble with i. more »»


April 11, 2016 West Virginians may be witnessing what could have happened to us had the state Legislature enacted a controversial bill earlier this year. more »»

Hi-tech Hospitality

April 8, 2016 With all the political mud-slinging on social media lately, it’s nice to see a politician putting technology to positive use. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Environmental efforts paying off

April 7, 2016 For all the talk about safeguarding the environment these days, shining successes in doing so often are overlooke. more »»

Budget Woes

April 6, 2016 If you live in a household of four in West Virginia, your family’s share of annual subsidies for the Public Employees Insurance Agency is nearly $920. PEIA officials want more. Much more. more »»

New Law

April 5, 2016 Elkins Rotarians and, it seems, Randolph County Sheriff Mark T. Brady have concerns about a new law that allows West Virginians to carry any kind of concealed weapon without a permit. more »»

Social Media

April 4, 2016 Often it seems online forums such as Facebook ought not to be referred to as “social media.” Anti-social media is more like it. more »»

Boos & Applause

April 2, 2016 Applause to the Randolph County Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) expo, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Elkins High School Gymnasium. more »»

Taxpayers’ money

April 1, 2016 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s announcement Tuesday that his office is returning $5 million to the state treasury may have seemed like ho-hum news to some West Virginians. more »»

Public Debates

March 31, 2016 Today marks just five weeks until the West Virginia Primary election. Now, more than ever, it is essential for voters to become accustomed to the many candidates campaigning to represent them. more »»


March 30, 2016 Rules established by the Environmental Protection Agency — without the consent of Congress — already have devastated entire counties in West Virginia. more »»

Running Amok

March 28, 2016 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had it right earlier this month when he told visitors to Washington from the Ohio Farm Bureau that the federal bureaucracy is running amok. more »»

He is Risen

March 26, 2016 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. more »»


March 25, 2016 West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose, again, to 6.5 percent in February. Compare that with the national average, which is holding steady at 4.9 percen. more »»

Budget decisions were difficult

March 24, 2016 Elkins city officials approved an approximate $4.4 million budget this week. more »»

Funding will do little for W.Va.

March 23, 2016 Some investment. more »»

Liberals criticize legislative session

March 22, 2016 Some liberals have begun exclaiming gleefully that the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature is a dismal failur. more »»


March 21, 2016 Neither Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., nor Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Boos & Applause

March 19, 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 »»



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