The Wheeling Alternative

A quick look at Sunday's Wheeling News-Register

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On the front page

Biggest story by headline and picture-size is

Plans Made For The New Year

The sub-headline tells us:

Many Residents of the Ohio Valley are Making Resolutions for 2019

Really? This article looks like one of those local news satires found at The Onion.

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December 30, 2018

More old news from the Intelligencer? Yes, but the stories fill lots of space

Turnpike fees and a Kasich veto

Turnpike fees are going up

Yes, that's what Ogden's state news reporter, Steven Allen Adams, tells us on the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:

Turnpike Tolls To Rise In 2019

Adams and the Intelligencer are a bit late to this story, however. Here is the AP report from June 7 . . .

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December 28, 2018

Our local media are failing us

Last Friday's Wheeling Hospital story is just one more example

The Wheeling Hospital lawsuit

Last Friday, the United States Department of Justice joined a lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital. The story broke early in the day and the local TV stations carried the announcement on their evening newscasts. On Saturday, the Wheeling Intelligencer provided a short summary as well as the denials from a . . .

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December 26, 2018

Supporting Trump by keeping its readers uninformed

The Wheeling Intelligencer ignores another important national news story

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As the above screenshots illustrate, yesterday’s Michael Flynn sentencing hearing was the major story on the front page of this morning’s major newspapers. (Last night, it was also a top story on network and cable newscasts.) Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover the Michael Flynn story. However, it did cover the following . . .

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December 19, 2018

I’m looking forward to the day when West Virginia will cease being “a canary in a coal mine”

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Today, a number of newspapers carried an Associated Press article* by their medical writer, Mike Stobbe:

As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

Writing from Madison, West Virginia, Stobbe begins:

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West . . .

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December 18, 2018

Obamacare is declared unconstitutional but more importantly, our local community college has regained ownership of a city lot

Who said the Wheeling Intelligencer's front page doesn't cover the news that’s important to West Virginians?

Yesterday’s news event with the largest impact upon West Virginians was undoubtedly the ruling by a federal judge in Texas that the entirety of Obamacare was unconstitutional. (Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians will lose their health insurance if the ruling is upheld.) Here are the related front-page headlines from major U.S. . . .

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December 15, 2018

For those keeping score at home, the final result is in

"Warner lawsuits end, top $3.2M"

That's the headline on the front page story in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail. Yes, the twelve lawsuits against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner for wrongful termination have ended and it has cost the state a total of $3.2 million (legal fees not included).

Warner still contends that these were . . .

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December 14, 2018

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