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Reduction in spending is a must

May 17, 2016 West Virginia legislators — and taxpayers — have been painted into a corner again. If anything, the corner is tighter this time around. more »»

No Apology

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»


May 16, 2016 German authorities say there is no link between Islamic terrorism and a man who stabbed four people at a train station last week. The attacker is just mentally ill, they explain. more »»

Judicial election method a bad one

May 13, 2016 Fortunately for the future of our state, Beth Walker won a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court during Tuesday’s election. more »»

There must be consequences

May 12, 2016 Many children anxiously await the arrival of report cards each grading period. more »»

Plan should go light on tax hikes

May 11, 2016 It has been a safe bet for at least two weeks that any agreement on a new state budget for West Virginia would have to wait until at least mid-May. more »»

Every vote truly counts

May 10, 2016 Today’s political climate — on all levels — has gotten heated, even nasty, in some cases, dividing parties and even friends. more »»

Levy, judicial races will be finalized today

May 10, 2016 Several key races and an excess levy will be decided in today’s primary election. Voters will again be asked to cast a ballot on the Randolph County Schools excess levy. more »»


May 9, 2016 In recent years, the Randolph County justice system has seen its fair share of controversy. more »»

For the Kids

May 9, 2016 Much has been said and written about the Randolph County Schools excess levy. more »»

Officials must be mindful in budget prep

May 7, 2016 West Virginia’s economy is in trouble. It is not just state government but also families and businesses throughout the state who are being forced to rethink budgets. As legislators and Gov. more »»

Judicial integrity should come first in race

May 7, 2016 Old habits die hard. more »»

Teachers transform lives

May 7, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Spending cuts are necessary

May 6, 2016 Think of West Virginia’s state budget crisis this way: If the only thing done to address it would be taking money out of the emergency Rainy Day fund, the $748 million there would be gone in no more... more »»

Substance abuse program a plus

May 6, 2016 State officials appear to be moving quickly on a new initiative against substance abuse in West Virginia. Good. This is a situation in which lack of haste makes waste — of lives. more »»

Party loyalty excuse will not work

May 5, 2016 No amount of slick marketing, claims to have misspoken or appeals to the so-called glory days of the past can make Hillary Clinton an appealing choice for president, here in West Virgini. more »»

Option provides many advantages

May 4, 2016 West Virginia’s early voting system provides an excellent option for those who want to ensure they participate in balloting but worry they may not be able to do so on Election Day. more »»

School reform must be a priority

May 3, 2016 During the weeks leading up to the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature this winter, some lawmakers vowed a serious effort would be made to overhaul the public school system. more »»


May 2, 2016 West Virginians sometimes forget how much we have to offer visitors. more »»

Boos & Applause

April 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 »»



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