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Which is more important? Police dogs and deputies in Bethesda, Ohio or Trump/North Korea?

At least the Intelligencer is consistent

The top story this morning in major newspapers across the United States:

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Clearly, President Trump's decision to cancel the meeting with North Korea was this morning's important national story.

The top story in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer was:

Tumult Continues in Bethesda

Here's the lede:

The village voted . . .

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May 25, 2018

Mike Huckabee: humorist? plagiarist?

A follow-up to yesterday’s post

Today, our local papers gave front page coverage to yesterday’s keynote address by Mike Huckabee to the local health symposium sponsored by The Health Plan. (See previous post.) Local reporter Joselyn King covered Huckabee’s reflections on America’s health care system as well his personal stories which he claimed illustrated his larger point . . .

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May 24, 2018

Mike Huckabee to speak at local health forum

A simple question: why?

We learned from the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer that the former governor of Arkansas and twice Republican candidate for president will give the final address at a health forum sponsored by the Health Plan:

Mike Huckabee, a former Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, is scheduled to . . .

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May 23, 2018

Defending President Trump

The locals display their partisanship on the front and editorial pages

It’s not all that subtle. Revelations that major news sources bring us about Trump’s possible Russian connections and the questionable finances surrounding the president, his family, and supporters seldom make the local papers. Likewise, indictments and guilty pleas connected to the Mueller investigation that make headlines elsewhere are . . .

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May 22, 2018

Is it asking too much to expect an editorial writer to do research?

Yet another clueless editorial on sports betting

From Saturday morning’s editorial (“Get Integrity Plan in Place”) about West Virginia sports betting:

One defect in the Mountain State law is the absurdly low cut of proceeds from sports betting that will go to the state — a paltry 10 percent. Pennsylvania, one of the few other states with sports betting statutes in place, sets its rate at . . .

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May 20, 2018

It’s a “public relations nightmare” and so Pruitt’s EPA buries an important water study (with afternoon update)

A few Republicans (WV’s Capito, for one) are critical

Politico is reporting:

When Pruitt returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday, he will likely be asked to explain why EPA helped to bury a federal study that would have increased warnings about toxic chemicals found in hundreds of water supplies across the country. A handful of Republicans were quick to demand answers after POLITICO reported Monday . . .

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May 16, 2018

Ogden: Newspapers and baseball on the cheap

Two recent stories that didn’t make the local “newspapers”

Ogden buys Ogden (UT) newspaper and then lays off 29 employees

From the Associated Press on Saturday:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Standard-Examiner newspaper has let go of 29 employees as it undergoes a transfer to new ownership.

The northern Utah newspaper reports that the employees were told Thursday their positions weren’t included in the . . .

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May 15, 2018

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