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Repair work at schools must be priority

February 19, 2016 After nearly a month of handwringing, Randolph County school officials announced Thursday that Homestead School would temporarily close for repairs. more »»

Residents, officials respectful in fee debate

February 18, 2016 Throughout the last month, fire fees have been up for debate in the region. more »»

Appointment

February 17, 2016 No other state has a greater stake than West Virginia in what becomes of the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. For that reason, our two U.S. more »»

Smear Campaigns

February 16, 2016 For all of its benefits, reading posts on social media can be like reading graffiti on the bathroom wall — particularly, it seems, where local elections are concerned. more »»

Unemployment

February 15, 2016 It is tempting to look for rays of hope in data that show West Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last year. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 13, 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 »»

School cancelations a hot topic

February 12, 2016 Social media has been abuzz this week with area parents voicing objections to the cancelation and delay of school because of recent snowstorms. more »»

Legislators have work to do

February 11, 2016 It is tempting to look for rays of hope in data that show West Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last yea. more »»

Funds needed for drug treatment

February 10, 2016 West Virginia legislators are in no mood to hear requests they spend more money. more »»

Actions must be taken

February 9, 2016 Law enforcement officials in Randolph County released 2015 crime statistics, and the numbers do not bode well for the area. Randolph County Sheriff Mark T. more »»

Emergency

February 8, 2016 Bleeding in the state government budget appeared to slow a bit last month — but that is no reason for optimism. Gov. more »»

Earmarking

February 8, 2016 Earmarking — the practice by members of Congress of passing appropriations bills and specifying exactly how some of the money is to be spent — has gotten a bad name. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 6, 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 »»

Huge Benefits

February 5, 2016 Private charter schools may not be of direct value to some West?Virginia students, as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has noted. more »»

Spending Bill

February 4, 2016 With the annual regular session of the West Virginia Legislature at about the halfway mark, election-year politics has reared its extraordinarily ugly head. That needs to stop. more »»

Government spending is out of control

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Political Ploy

February 2, 2016 Even Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a staunch Democrat, cannot stomach the political ploy undertaken by some of his party in the West Virginia House of Delegates. more »»

Emissions

February 1, 2016 U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited China and India, to view for himself the miracles those two countries are allegedly performing in reducing carbon emissions and other forms of pollution. more »»

Higher education gaining ground

January 30, 2016 Are West Virginia’s colleges getting leaner and meaner? Let’s hope so. That is precisely what the Mountain State need. more »»

Rape, assault case needs investigated

January 29, 2016 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has spared himself and some law enforcement officials in Harrison County a tongue-lashing by U.S. Supreme Court justices. more »»

 
 
 

 

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