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McGraw not the right person for job

April 26, 2016 Many West Virginians have not made up their minds how to vote in the state Supreme Court race to be decided May 10, to judge by public opinion polls. more »»


April 25, 2016 One provision in a massive bill approved by the U.S. more »»

Boos & Applause

April 23, 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 »»

Plan an example of overreach

April 22, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote a plan that, had it been implemented, could have had the effect of outlawing motor racing in the United... more »»

Effort should be expanded

April 21, 2016 Finding ways to reduce spending is — or ought to be — the order of the day in state government. more »»

State officials need to explore possibilities

April 20, 2016 West Virginia state government is flat broke, in case you had not noticed. And state parks are far from at the top of the list for what little money can be found in Charleston. more »»

Cyber Security

April 19, 2016 On the same day a cyber security expert talked to the Elkins Rotary about ways to stay safe online, a man was sentenced for soliciting a minor by computer in Randolph County Circuit Cour. more »»


April 18, 2016 Recent news out of Upshur County sheds further light on a growing concern in the Mountain State: Fire departments across West Virginia are struggling financially. A meeting is set for 7 p.. more »»

Congress should stick to their guns

April 15, 2016 If West Virginia’s state government dug itself into a $36 billion debt hole and demanded a bailout from Washington, you can rest assured a federal takeover would not be far behind. more »»

Budget Crisis

April 14, 2016 West Virginia’s state government budget crisis is so severe — estimated as high as $466 million at one point — that it is virtually certain sacrifice to resolve it will have to be widespread. more »»

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 »»



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