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West Virginia Republicans get their revenge on public school teachers

Senator Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) named the new chair of the Senate Education Committee

Ogden’s West Virginia political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, detailed the Republican plans for the upcoming legislative session on the front page of today’s Wheeling newspapers. Most of the article is an interview with Senate President Mitch Carmichael who explains Republican legislative plans as well as leadership changes.

Given . . .

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December 12, 2018

Coal, Trump and West Virginia University

Recent stories about climate change our local “newspapers” have somehow missed

An important international conference on climate change

From today’s Washington Post:

President Trump’s top White House adviser on energy and climate stood before the crowd of some 200 people on Monday and tried to burnish the image of coal, the fossil fuel that powered the industrial revolution — and is now a major . . .

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December 11, 2018

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)

Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress

On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:

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December 07, 2018

The Intelligencer, out of its concern for the poor, editorializes that plastic bags should not be banned

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Yes, my bridge is still for sale.

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Plastic Bag Fees Not Good Idea,” argues that a plastic bag fee at Ohio’s grocery stores would put an unfair burden upon the poor and it chastises liberals for even suggesting the idea.

The editorial points to . . .

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December 05, 2018

I guess "no news is good news"

A look at Monday's front page in search of something newsworthy

With the exception of a sports page editor, apparently no one works at the Intelligencer on weekends. This morning's Wheeling "newspaper" had the following four stories on the front page:

Justice Remembers Wheeling's Place in His Company's History

The WV governor visited Wheeling last . . .

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December 03, 2018

Breaking: Bethesda, Ohio police chief resigns

Bethesda (pop. 1,246) again knocks Trump/Cohen off the front page

Yesterday, the Village of Bethesda's police chief, Eric Smith, resigned. (Smith was being investigated for allegedly misusing state computer data.) The story was the 2nd most important on this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer front page. The most important story was the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese's releasing the names of accused . . .

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November 30, 2018

Trump doubts that he will win the Nobel Peace Prize

WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base

President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:

On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious . . .

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November 29, 2018

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