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New bill represents a test in Senate

January 28, 2016 Even Environmental Protection Agency officials backed away from a plan to establish job-killing new regulations on coal ash after U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., pointed out they were not needed. more »»

Pre-K legislation needs fine tuning

January 27, 2016 Early childhood education is an important, perhaps critical, tool for ensuring all children learn what they need in an increasingly competitive worl. more »»

No Help

January 26, 2016 Neither President Barack Obama nor his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, has any interest in helping West Virginians rescue ourselves from the disaster he created. Obama proved that last week. more »»

Many deserve thanks for weekend efforts

January 25, 2016 As the headline in today’s edition reads, we at The Inter-Mountain are “Snow Thankful” for a calm, nearly uneventful end to what was Winter Storm Jonas. more »»


January 22, 2016 Drug abuse respects no class of people. more »»

Standards not the only education issue

January 21, 2016 Though it is a very convenient political football to toss around, Common Core — and its relatives —should not be the only concern of legislators who have the best interests of West Virginia kids at... more »»

Highway funding needs attention

January 21, 2016 One pressing concern was not addressed by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin during his State of the State speech last week. It is money — or lack of it — for highways and bridges. more »»

Proposal is right for West Virginia

January 20, 2016 If, upon accepting a new job, you were told it was yours only if you agreed to give part of your pay to your supervisor every month, you probably would be furiou. more »»

The Dream Lives On

January 18, 2016 Following is an excerpt from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. more »»

Boos & Applause

January 16, 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 »»

Area to honor American Icon

January 16, 2016 Area residents will take pause in the coming days to honor the memory and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Legislators should eye eliminating program

January 16, 2016 As should have been clear from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address Wednesday he and West Virginia legislators will focus on money this year. more »»

Push to close coal power plants wrong

January 16, 2016 Democrat presidential candidate?Hillary Clinton has pledged to impose massive new taxes on fossil fuels. more »»

Is governor’s proposal prudent?

January 15, 2016 During Wednesday’s State of the State address, West Virginia Gov. more »»

‘Middle Mile’ bill a must

January 14, 2016 Broadband access has long been an issue in West Virginia. The lack of available services has frustrated and held back not only consumers and businesses, but also those in the education system. more »»

Budget cuts must be deftly made

January 13, 2016 When the 60-day legislative session kicks off today, lawmakers will find themselves in a familiar position —facing a budget shortfall. more »»

Deadly Crisis

January 11, 2016 Far more West Virginians have lost their lives to narco-terrorism than to attacks carried out by Islamic fanatics. more »»

Boos & Applause

January 9, 2016 Applause to the announcement this week that Randolph County Schools will soon implement a school-based probation officer in every county school as part of a state-wide initiative. more »»

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 »»



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