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Senator Manchin attends a conference on the opioid problem
“Will Superfood Pancakes Solve the Opioid Crisis?” is by Jan Pytalski in Politifact West Virginia and is part of a joint project that joins West Virginia University and Politifact with the "100 Days in Appalachia" project. This article is about the writer’s . . .
The “good, solid” court nominations she’s recently voted for
Yesterday’s New York Times had a long article on how Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has placed his emphasis on getting conservative judges approved while mostly ignoring the Senate’s legislative agenda. The article quotes West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito as . . .
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On Friday, I highlighted the Charleston Gazette-Mail's front-page story on WV senator Patricia Rucker's most recent op-ed piece that had appeared in another state newspaper. As reporter Ryan Quinn demonstrated, two of her paragraphs were almost exactly the same as articles found elsewhere. When confronted with the 130 words of . . .
While various WV media sources prominently featured her visit, our local Ogden "newspapers" ignored it
Candidate Warren spoke yesterday to a crowd in Kermit, West Virginia. Here's the AP headline and story that ran in over 600 news sources in the last 24 hours:
Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia
And here's the story's lede:
Democratic presidential candidate . . .
David McKinley was one of only 34 Republicans to break with Trump and vote for the disaster aid package
From CBS News:
The House of Representatives passed a disaster aid package Friday, over the opposition of President Trump. Mr. Trump and some other Republicans bristled at the funding designated for Puerto Rico in the bill, arguing that the territory has already received too much assistance in the aftermath of the catastrophic . . .
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WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) explains why her op-ed piece is so strikingly similar to a blog post at a pro-charter website
This morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail has an interesting article by its education reporter, Ryan Quinn:
Chair may have plagiarized commentary
Quinn notes that WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker’s op-ed, which was sent to the G-M and the Beckley Herald-Star (which published it yesterday), contains very . . .