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Flip switch to ‘off’ for electric cars

March 4, 2013 State officials should not be in the business of picking winners and losers in the private sector, particularly when they use West Virginians’ hard-earned money to do s. more »»

Early or not, voting is a vital duty

March 2, 2013 Municipal elections will be held Tuesday in Elkins and Belington, giving voters a chance to make their voices heard at the local level. more »»

Too costly to expand Medicaid

March 1, 2013 West Virginia is being forced to cut government services in order to keep the existing Medicaid program afloat. Gov. more »»

Scholarship program helps young people achieve dreams

February 28, 2013 Too often we focus on the mistakes made by young people in our community and forget that most of our youth are good individuals who deserve the chance to be everything they can be. more »»

Tomblin’s proposal has merit

February 27, 2013 A household environment in which no one is bringing home a paycheck is an unhealthy one. Ask anyone who’s had to cope with the challenge of feeding children healthy meals on food stamps. more »»

Schools not setting good financial example

February 25, 2013 It is no wonder so many young West Virginians don’t understand how to manage money. Too often, their school administrators don’t set a good example. more »»

Bath salts going down the drain in Buckhannon

February 23, 2013 Buckhannon city officials and concerned residents appear to have won a victory this week in their battle to keep synthetic drugs from being sold in their town. more »»

How can schools stop teens from sexting?

February 22, 2013 Many teenagers simply don’t understand the trouble they can get into by engaging in any number of risky behaviors. Bad things may happen to kids, they understand — but not to the. more »»

Residents must make voices heard

February 21, 2013 About 50 residents turned out to the Elkins High School Auditorium Tuesday to attend — and take part in — an Elkins Municipal Election candidate forum hosted by The Inter-Mountai. more »»

‘Buckwild’ arrest points out state’s drug problem

February 18, 2013 Some West Virginians are annoyed by the “reality television” show “Buckwild” because they say it provides a national audience for negative portrayals of Mountain State residents. more »»

Paul shows rift in GOP

February 16, 2013 Rand Paul’s State of the Union reply, alongside Margo Rubio’s official Republican response, indicates a widening rift within the GOP. more »»

Cutting sports programs a lose-lose for Barbour

February 16, 2013 An extremely controversial decision was put on hold this week when the Barbour County Board of Education tabled a vote on the possible elimination of middle school sports coaching positions. more »»

Conspiracy theories don’t honor victims

February 15, 2013 On that sad day in December when news of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut dominated not just our televisions and computers but also our conversations, thoughts and fears, many in our area... more »»

Not stormy enough to tap ‘rainy day fund’

February 13, 2013 Part of West Virginia’s laudable record of handling state finances for the past several years has been the buildup of an impressive “rainy day fun. more »»

Coalfields Expressway needs built

February 11, 2013 If it involves coal in any way, it must be bad, some radical environmentalists believ. more »»

New directive good for state

February 11, 2013 All West Virginia state agencies should be required to follow a new purchasing directive all the time. If ensuring that happens requires an act of the Legislature, lawmakers should approve one. more »»

Why is teen pregnancy so prevalent?

February 7, 2013 More than 46 teenage girls of every 1,000 in the Mountain State gave birth during 2011, according to the West Virginia Kids Count organizatio. more »»

Tomblin trys to hold taxes to a minimum

February 5, 2013 In deciding not to follow recommendations he raise taxes or dip into West Virginia’s “rainy day” fund to fight drug abuse, Gov. more »»

DHHR dismissals still shrouded in mystery

February 4, 2013 West Virginians who want to know more about why three state employees were fired after questioning what they apparently viewed as unnecessary government spending may have to wait — again. more »»



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