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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 »»

Trump getting the word out

June 30, 2016 In today’s political climate, no one can get the word out like Donald Trum. more »»

New governor will have his plate full

June 29, 2016 By the time the general election rolls around in early November, both Bill Cole and Jim Justice may have begun to wonder whether they should have had their heads examined before filing to run for... more »»

Funding for roads a must in W.Va.

June 28, 2016 Give West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin credit. At a time when state revenues are declining, they somehow managed to increase the state Division of Highways budget. more »»

Only Congress should have lawmaking powers

June 27, 2016 Like a toddler throwing a tantrum because mom and dad didn’t let him have his way, President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday over a federal judge’s rulin. more »»

State budget needs very close look

June 24, 2016 Officials at the West Virginia Center for Professional Development say they will have to cut back on their programs to improve the skills of public school teachers. more »»

Car show a local holiday tradition

June 23, 2016 The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and summer cookouts, family reunions and celebrating our nation’s independence will all be on the men. more »»

Welcome Center to mark milestone

June 22, 2016 For the past decade, the Elkins Depot Welcome Center has served as a hub for visitors to this fair city. more »»

Rebuilding W.Va. can be done

June 21, 2016 We Mountain State residents have celebrated more carefree West Virginia Days than we do this year. more »»

We must act now to move forward

June 20, 2016 U.S. Department of Labor officials announced they are sending another $4.3 million in federal money to West Virginia for out-of-work miners. more »»

Boos & Applause

June 18, 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 should be debating issue

June 17, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

Better solution is needed

June 16, 2016 What has happened in Charleston during the past few months is a crying shame, but not for the reason cited by some observers, including a few of those in the press. more »»

Lawmakers need to take action

June 15, 2016 The wrecking of West Virginia’s once-strong coal industry is bad enough for state government’s finances. Likewise, continuing malaise in natural gas drilling has been a proble. more »»

Budget process should be thorough

June 14, 2016 Some West Virginia legislators appear to have caught shutdown fever. That would explain why they are returning to Charleston a day earlier than previously planned, to work on the state budget. more »»



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