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War on Coal II

March 18, 2016 “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and companies out of business,” Hillary Clinton boasted during a campaign event in Columbus on Sunday. more »»

Line of Duty

March 17, 2016 Police officers put their lives on the line every day. more »»


March 16, 2016 Midyear state budget revisions featuring substantial spending cuts have been a way of life in West Virginia during the past couple of years. Legislators and Gov. more »»

Children’s Advocacy Center needs praise

March 15, 2016 The Randolph/Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center should be applauded for maximizing efforts to help children who are victims of crime in the community. more »»

Colon cancer screenings a must

March 11, 2016 This week, in recognition of National Colon Cancer awareness month, local physician Nitesh Ratnaker encouraged local residents to be screened for this potentially deadly disease. more »»

Students’ works highlight in W.Va.

March 10, 2016 Creativity and self-expression are essential to the development of every young mind in order to instill creativity and self-expression, and with March designated as Youth Art Month, the artistic... more »»

Tax Increase

March 8, 2016 Plans are proceeding to increase taxes by $316 million a year in West Virginia. That will do nothing to close a $466 million hole in next year’s state budget, howeve. more »»


March 7, 2016 Moves by state legislators to eliminate government subsidies for greyhound racing are understandable. No other industry — except for horse racing — benefits from such support. more »»

Boos & Applause

March 5, 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 »»

School calendar issue needs attention

March 3, 2016 This winter has been fairly par for the course in the region. In fact, except for the monster that was Winter Storm Jonas, you could say this winter has been fairly mild. more »»

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 »»


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 »»



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