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August 15, 2016 Harvesting trees and processing wood products is becoming a more and more important industry in West Virginia. more »»


August 15, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Safety of rides is paramount

August 13, 2016 Within the week, the kind of headlines no one wants to see were in the news. They were about children hurt or even killed on amusement park or carnival rides. In Kansas City, Kan. more »»

Tomblin program on shaky ground

August 13, 2016 West Virginia’s southern coalfields need help. No question about that. But the state simply may not be able to afford Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s pet project to provide it. more »»

What will Justice Davis do?

August 12, 2016 Conflicts of interest and outright corruption are woven into the fabric of local and state government in West Virginia. It is not just history. Shady deals continue to be reported regularly. more »»

Parents play big role in prevention

August 11, 2016 Damage from concussions or other brain injuries can take years — maybe decades — to appea. more »»

Mountain State should follow suit

August 10, 2016 Some laws seem made to be broken. more »»

Thrasher makes state proud

August 10, 2016 She may be a native of the Old Dominion, but Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher is now a West Virginian. We’ve adopted her. Thrasher, of Springfield, Va. more »»

Realistic system is needed

August 9, 2016 Many West Virginians may believe their public schools are good, deserving of A or B grades on the scale the state will use beginning next year. But it just isn’t so. more »»

Drug Problem

August 8, 2016 Drug addiction has exploded in the United States during the past decade or so. more »»

Fossil Fuels

August 5, 2016 Hillary Clinton, with firm support from ultra-liberals in her Democrat Party, has made her plans for the nation’s vital fossil fuels industry plain: She means to destroy i. more »»

Good News

August 4, 2016 Let us hope West Virginia University researchers are right in the assessment they released Monday, that the state has pulled out of a year-long recessio. more »»

DEP making the wrong move

August 3, 2016 Many of the bureaucrats in state government wish you would just stop bothering them. Having to consider and perhaps even respond to West Virginians with concerns can be such a pain. more »»

Clinton bad for West Virginia

August 2, 2016 Gas and oil drilling has been one of the few bright spots in the economies of West Virginia and East Ohio during the past few year. more »»

Stop and Think

August 1, 2016 Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s presidential nominating convention have heard tons of promises and will hear more from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she takes the stage... more »»

Boos & Applause

July 30, 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 »»

Mosby actions should be remembered

July 29, 2016 On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

Cole understands small businesses

July 28, 2016 Political endorsements often are relatively inconsequential. Frequently they mean only that groups with narrow self-interests like candidates based solely on those issues. more »»

Energy Costs

July 27, 2016 Scorching July weather may have many in our area deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in West Virginia and Ohio... more »»

Best Alternative

July 26, 2016 In the rush to build new solar and wind power generating facilities — and sometimes force Americans to buy their high-priced electricity — government is overlooking by choice a realistic... more »»



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