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Tourism may be answer to problem

March 2, 2016 On Monday, West Virginia Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin shared some staggering statistics with the Rotary Club of Elkins. In 2014, travel spending hit $4. more »»

HB 2704 would be a disaster

March 1, 2016 Late Monday, the West Virginia House of Delegates tabled a bill that would have been devastating to not only everyday West Virginians, but also small business owners. more »»

Injustice

February 29, 2016 More than three months after the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled a Clarksburg man was, in effect, railroaded into 14 years in prison, he finally was freed this week. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 27, 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 »»

Road funding bill needs attention

February 27, 2016 With slightly more than two weeks left in their regular session for this year and several full plates of important business still to address, West Virginia legislators are beginning to prioritize. more »»

House should snuff out bigger increase

February 27, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed increasing tobacco taxes in West Virginia, taking them up by 45 cents per pack of cigarettes. more »»

Program helps others in community

February 26, 2016 During the season of Lent — the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday — many Christians give something u. more »»

TNR practices are most successful

February 25, 2016 When it comes to feral cat management, Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) techniques simply work best. more »»

Unwanted package exposes growing trend

February 24, 2016 Over the weekend, Delegate Denise Campbell, R-Randolph, received an unexpected and unwanted surprise in the mail — a box filled with glitter and chocolate confections in the shape of male genitalia. more »»

Education suffering for wrong reasons

February 23, 2016 While we’re busy playing political football with education, local school systems and, by default, the students they serve are losing yards on the field. It’s happening both locally and statewide. more »»

High-Tech

February 22, 2016 Last week, students from Midland Elementary School visited the Randolph Technical Center in honor of Digital Learning Da. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 20, 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 »»

Concert will benefit Wounded Warriors

February 20, 2016 Tonight, Michael Bonnett and River’s Edge will take the stage for a 9 p.m. concert at VFW Post 3647 in Elkins. more »»

House should OK alcohol-sale’s bill

February 20, 2016 Giving West Virginia’s “hospitality industry” another tool to attract cash-spending visitors to our state was such a no-brainer that it was approved unanimously by state senators earlier this week. more »»

Criminals as victims movement ridiculous

February 20, 2016 A Huntington man, 21-year-old John Chafin, may find himself among poster criminals some liberals use in claiming the U.S. justice system is too harsh. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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