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Where’s Senator Capito on the border wall and government shutdown?

A short time ago, the New York Times posted an article about the government shutdown:

Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

Here’s the lede:

President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that . . .

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January 09, 2019

Wheeling Intelligencer fact-checks Trump’s immigration speech

Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)

If you are wondering about the factualness of the president’s speech, here are some sources:

      Associated Press

      The New York Times

      CNN

      NPR

. . .

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January 09, 2019

Senator Manchin is everywhere

Fox News, CNN, MSNBC

Telling Fox News that Trump has a right to declare a state of emergency and build his wall

From Real Clear Politics and Fox News:

On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in . . .

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Posted in: joe manchin

January 08, 2019

Clueless in Wheeling: Mike Myer doesn’t understand why WV millennials are leaving the state

A suggestion for our local editor – read your own newspaper

In yesterday's column*, “Bringing Them Back to W.Va.”, Wheeling News-Register editor Mike Myer begins by documenting West Virginia’s population decline. Myer then wonders why young people are leaving the state and what the state can do to bring those who have left back to the state. On these latter points, Myer does no research -- . . .

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January 07, 2019

The Wheeling Alternative's 2018 year in review

Awards, reader favorites, and reader numbers

Annual Awards

2018 Worst Article

How about a November 1500 word front-page story (one of the longest local articles of the year) about a Republican state legislator (Riley Moore) from the eastern panhandle who lost his reelection bid? Readers might wonder how this is news for anyone living in West Virginia's northern . . .

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Posted in: 2018 awards

January 02, 2019

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

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