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Attitude Adjustment

September 23, 2015 Courtesy of improved drilling technologies, West Virginians are sitting on incredible riches from natural ga. more »»

Poverty programs just not panning out for W.Va.

September 23, 2015 Since the mid-1960s, government policy to help West Virginians overcome poverty has focused primarily on handing out money in the form of programs ranging from traditional “welfare” to expanding... more »»

State Ethics Commission focused on trinkets law

September 22, 2015 West Virginia does not really need a state Ethics Commission. A common sense board could handle the panels work with a whole lot less fuss and probably more effectivenes. more »»


September 21, 2015 Between 2012 and 2014, the number of coal mines in West Virginia plummeted. So did coal industry employment and revenue the state derives from mining. more »»

Boos & Applause

September 19, 2015 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 »»

W.Va. still gets poor marks for lawsuit abuse

September 18, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made strides this year to tackle the problems of lawsuit abuse in our state. They have miles to go. more »»

Inspector general needed

September 18, 2015 When massive waste, inefficiency and outright corruption are uncovered in government, chances are the revelations come from either the press or an inspector general such as those 13 states have... more »»

School funding system must be straightened out

September 17, 2015 No doubt school officials in several West Virginia counties could have made excellent use of some additional teachers during the past seven years. more »»

Check change may cost state millions

September 16, 2015 Make too many dumb mistakes as a corporate executive, and you will be filing for unemployment compensation. Make too many as a small business owner, and the cost comes out of your pocket. more »»

College costs likely to increase in W.Va.

September 15, 2015 Public colleges and universities in West Virginia are a bargain for students and their parents. more »»

Sending a Message

September 14, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin is doing the right thing regarding a proposed deal with Iran. A few weeks ago, he described making the decision as the toughest task he had faced in public life. more »»

Boos & Applause

September 12, 2015 Applause to the recognition given this week to some very brave people who were involved during the Phillip Barbour High School hostage situation Aug. 25. On Thursday, Congressman David B. more »»

McKinley recognizes three local heroes

September 11, 2015 The heroism of three Barbour County people was lauded in the Congressional halls in Washington, D.C. Thursday. Congressman David B. more »»

Manchin makes right decision on Iran deal

September 10, 2015 Why should Americans worried about Iran’s nuclear weapons program and that country’s support of terrorists have to go along with a bad deal just because Russian and Chinese leaders like it? You may... more »»

Andrew will not answer for charges

September 9, 2015 Bob Andrew did one last disservice to the people of West Virginia: He committed suicid. more »»

Targeting farms

September 8, 2015 For anyone under the impression the U.S. more »»

Boos and Applause

September 5, 2015 Applause to the many volunteers who have worked so hard to bring us the Barbour County Fair. more »»

Bad Scores

September 4, 2015 If you are among the many people concerned about the quality of public schools in West Virginia, the hits just keep coming. more »»

Certificate of Need process may be bypassed

September 3, 2015 Health care providers in West Virginia have complained for years about the state’s Certificate of Need rule. It can smother progress, depriving people of some types of medical treatment, they insist. more »»

Elkins event making a positive difference

September 2, 2015 We’ve got good news and bad news. We’ll give you the bad news first, so you understand how serious the situation is, and then give you the good news, which may inspire some of us to make a change. more »»



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