The Wheeling Alternative

Note to Representative McKinley: President Trump is upset that he hasn't received the Nobel Peace Prize

Maybe you should nominate him again

Last May, WV Rep. David McKinley was among 18 Republican congressmen who nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. (I wrote about it here.) As you are probably aware, the president did not get the prize. Apparently, Trump is still upset that he didn't win but Obama did. At this morning's press conference, he claims that . . .

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February 15, 2019

Capito, McKinley, Wheeling "newspapers": will any of them pass the Republican hypocrisy test?

This morning, President Trump declared a national emergency. Of course, Trump is the obvious hypocrite:

But how will West Virginian’s . . .

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February 15, 2019

From WV MetroNews: “W.Va. State Building & Construction Trades Council to offer drug tests to legislators”

An idea whose time has come!

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From WV MetroNews:

Representatives from the West Virginia Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) Foundation plan to set up at the state capitol Wednesday. They are offering free drug testing to any West Virginia lawmaker who wants to take part.

“It’s a full test. We have a third-party professional who’s doing it,” . . .

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February 12, 2019

Guns on West Virginia's college campuses?

The NRA tries again

The National Rifle Association was excited at the end of last month – its Institute for Legislative Action reported on what was happening in the West Virginia legislature:

West Virginia has hit the ground running. With session having started only two weeks ago, three pro-gun bills have already been introduced. Two of these bills . . .

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February 12, 2019

Today's Wheeling News-Register takes the “news” out of “newspaper”

Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday

Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:

Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote

And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

'It feels like deja vu'

With the subheadline:

One year after . . .

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February 10, 2019

Virginia responds to Onion article on West Virginia smugness (see 3 posts down) with words of Delegate Eric Porterfield (R – Mercer)

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February 09, 2019

Has Trump abandoned “clean, beautiful coal”?

In his SOTU address, the president talked extensively about energy but never uttered the word “coal*”

The president’s omission was not missed by the media:

The Washington Post:

The Energy 202: Trump didn't mention coal once during his State of the Union

The Hill:

Trump ditches coal when hyping 'revolution in American energy' in SOTU speech

Clean Technica:

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February 08, 2019

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