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Boos & Applause

July 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 »»

Americans need to be educated

July 22, 2016 West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it comes to defending reasonably priced electricity, we fight virtually alone. more »»

Capito delivers at Convention

July 21, 2016 Hillary Clinton may not understand coal miners, as Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., pointed out last night in a speech at the Republican National Convention. more »»

Midyear spending cuts on horizon

July 20, 2016 Any way you look at it, the fiscal year that ended June 30 was a catastrophe for West Virginia government. more »»

U.S. should take a stance

July 20, 2016 Ho-hum ... another day, another threat from North Korea. more »»

McKinley provides hope for W.Va.

July 19, 2016 During the past seven and one-half years, the nation’s energy policy has amounted to whatever President Barack Obama says it i. more »»


July 18, 2016 President Barack Obama has set aside more public land and waterways for federal protection than any other president, the White House boasts. He plans to do more before he leaves office, aides say. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 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 »»

Fund should be used to help flood victims

July 15, 2016 Here in West Virginia, it has become clear the nickname chosen for the state’s Revenue Shortfall Reserve accounts — the “Rainy Day Fund” — is appropriate. more »»

Water quality needs attention

July 14, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its energetic pursuit of air quality and its apathy regarding municipal water quality — in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Leagues are legal, best left alone

July 13, 2016 Fantasy sports leagues may be nearly as old as athletic contests themselves. more »»

Fun For All

July 11, 2016 Anyone who says there is nothing to do in the area must be living under a rock. From our perspective, there’s so much going on, we barely have room to fit it all in the newspaper sometimes. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 9, 2016 Boos to the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office for pointing the Tucker Solid Waste Authority to an attorney who then hit them with a $900 legal bill for what they described as mediocre legal... more »»

Brexit may be a plus for Trump

July 8, 2016 One of Hillary Clinton’s most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. more »»

President falls short in helping W.Va.

July 7, 2016 Forty-eight of West Virginia’s 55 counties have unemployment rates in excess of the 4.7 percent national number. Ten counties have rates at least double tha. more »»

Flood victims will require assistance for a long time to come

July 6, 2016 Some of the victims of widespread flooding in West Virginia late last month will never recover fully from the disaster. For those who lost loved ones, life can never be the sam. more »»

National parks funding a priority

July 5, 2016 Our national parks have been described as “America’s best idea.” The nation’s founders, who established a government based on liberty and with guarantees of it, might argue with that. more »»

Something must be done to slow costs

July 5, 2016 One of the obstacles that blocked adoption of a new budget for West Virginia state government last month was the Public Employees Insurance Agency. Both legislators and Gov. more »»

Boos & Applause

July 2, 2016 Applause to Art26201 for unveiling their newest public art project, a mural called “Evening Star” by Chuck Olson. more »»

Generosity abounds in time of tragedy

July 1, 2016 West Virginia has long been known for its rolling hills, panoramic vistas, natural resources — such as coal — and its overall beauty. more »»



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