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Action, Not Just Talk

October 27, 2015 Many West Virginians may have lost track of the number of lawsuits our state attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, has filed or joined in attempts to rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

A Great America

October 26, 2015 As “Make America Great Again” becomes part of the presidential campaign language being tossed around these days, one suggestion as to the best way to accomplish that is to return our focus to... more »»

Rumors, untruths need extinguished

October 24, 2015 Debate surrounding the Nov. 7 vote to renew the excess levy for Randolph County schools has reached a fever pitch as Election Day draws near. more »»

Democratic field against fossil fuel use

October 23, 2015 If you are a West Virginian or Ohioan who read about the debate Tuesday among Democrat contenders for president, you may have wondered why not much was said about climate change, a critical issue fo... more »»

Plan may be a problem for some PEIA retirees

October 22, 2015 “It’s going to be very difficult for some people on this plan if they get sick,” West Virginia?Public Employees Insurance Agency Executive Director Ted Cheatham said of a plan to cut benefits. more »»

State Supreme Court considers lottery case

October 21, 2015 Even West Virginia Supreme Court justices, accustomed to dealing with complex issues of law and sometimes off-the-wall cases, must be scratching their heads over how to handle a case involving the... more »»

Obama to speak on drug abuse in W.Va.

October 20, 2015 Open letter to President Barack Obama: Mr. President, as your aircraft wings its way toward the airport in Charleston Wednesday, look out the windo. more »»

Should the Dems debate?

October 20, 2015 So, how do you feel about the Democrats’ debate? Not the one last week. The one proposed for Wheeling, between Democrat contenders for governor of West Virginia. more »»

W.Va., Ohio and Pa. to cooperate in development

October 19, 2015 Competition among states for economic development sometimes seems to serve only big corporations eager to reap as many tax breaks as possibl. more »»

Gee looks to transform culture

October 16, 2015 Two comments made by West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee during his annual State of the University speech last week are of paramount importance to the future of Mountain State resident. more »»

Capito’s bill would offer loan debt help

October 15, 2015 College and trade-school graduates saddled with heavy burdens of student loan debt could get some help if a bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito is enacte. more »»

Hope for real reform may be fading away

October 14, 2015 Just a few months ago, hopes were high among West Virginians that real tax relief might be in the works. But as the months have passed, optimism about that may have fade. more »»

Tomblin orders sweeping cuts in state spending

October 13, 2015 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s name probably is mud in many quarters of state government this week. more »»

Bad Idea

October 12, 2015 Take a look at a map showing the Marcellus Shale and other geologic formations holding enormous quantities of natural gas. Then look at maps of other gas-bearing strat. more »»

Higher taxes could drive industry away

October 12, 2015 Eighty-three percent of the third graders at Evans Elementary School in Jackson County are proficient in mathematics, according to the state Department of Education’s evaluation system. more »»

Boos & Applause

October 10, 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 »»

Fossil fuel tax would spell disaster for W.Va.

October 9, 2015 News Patriot Coal expects more than 2,500 of its West Virginia employees to lose their jobs may have prompted some Mountain State residents to wonder how things could get much worse. more »»

Pipeline projects' paperwork is daunting

October 9, 2015 Extraction industry companies continue to try to keep their ducks in a row in order to satisfy ever-increasing demands from the federal government. more »»

Bill gets dreamy in Charleston speech

October 8, 2015 When former President Bill Clinton spoke to a gathering of West Virginia Democrats in Charleston over the weekend, he did so with the full knowledge that he was speaking to an ever-shrinking group o... more »»

Government secrecy still a serious problem

October 7, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»



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