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Hawkins coverage led to action

February 21, 2014 Former Barbour County Sheriff John Hawkins recently told an Inter-Mountain reporter our publication would be the first to know if and when he resigned. more »»

Making government more open

February 18, 2014 Too often, politicians publicly proclaim their allegiance to principles of open government, then privately do all they can to keep constituents in the dar. more »»

Emperor Obama’s clothes

February 18, 2014 It is becoming crystal clear that the emperor has no clothes — and has run out of ways to disguise his nakedness. Unless I miss my guess, he will be entirely out of ideas by late this summer. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 15, 2014 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 »»

Conflict of interest is clear in retrospect

February 14, 2014 West Virginia Ethics Commission members usually take a hard, no-nonsense attitude toward conflicts of interest by public officials. more »»

Answers elusive in chemical spill

February 13, 2014 Many states have regulations intended to prevent chemical spills such as the one that affected drinking water for about 300,000 West Virginians last month. more »»


February 11, 2014 By definition, both the state of West Virginia and the federal government failed about 300,000 Mountain State residents badly last month. more »»

Boos & Applause

February 8, 2014 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 »»

Partisan politics hurt W.Va.

February 7, 2014 The “us vs. more »»

McKinley pulls off coal coup

February 5, 2014 It appears U.S. Rep. David McKinley has pulled off quite a feat. Just a few years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was poised to declare coal ash a hazardous waste. more »»

Public is the 10th partner

January 30, 2014 Nine agencies are collaborating to form the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, but the 10th partner might be the most important —you. more »»

Sad and shameful statistics

January 29, 2014 For sports fans, statistics can be a source of fun and happiness. The following statistics are unlikely to make anyone happy, however, and they certainly aren’t fun. more »»

Could a water crisis happen here?

January 17, 2014 Many local residents have wondered, after last week’s shocking water contamination crisis in Charleston, if something similar could happen here. more »»

Tomblin searching for road funds answer

January 16, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. more »»

Harless illustrated America’s promise

January 7, 2014 A social and political doctrine preaching that the United States is not really the nation of opportunity many of us were led to believe seems to be gaining popularity. more »»

Capito has a hidden ace

January 7, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito has a big ace up her sleeve going into the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller. It is simply that Democrats will be unable to portray her as a hardline conservative. more »»

More must be done to protect W.Va. infants

January 2, 2014 On Christmas Day, a day when we West Virginians lavish our love on children, including the tiniest, some babies in our state were in agony caused by their mothers. more »»

Some local kids facing a hungry holiday

December 20, 2013 Local charitable organizations and volunteers have worked many hours to help feed the needy this holiday season. more »»

Taking the slow lane to graduation

December 16, 2013 Fewer than half of the students at state colleges and universities earn bachelor’s degrees in six years or less, West Virginia legislators learned last wee. more »»

Bus drivers needed — desperately

December 11, 2013 As the children’s song says, the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round. Unless there’s no one to drive the bus. more »»



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