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The locals cover the benefits bill for retired miners

Updated September 9

What is left out of the locals' coverage of the benefit bill for retired miners?

On today's front pages, instead of using the Associated Press' coverage (most recently, here) of the effort to pass legislation for retired miners, the local "newspapers" use an article written by their energy reporter and chief . . .

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September 08, 2016

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .

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September 04, 2016

Manchin and McKinley deal with gun control and due process

Joe Manchin

Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .

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June 25, 2016

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Some things are predictable

Blame it on Obama

The opinion section of the Sunday News-Register is not complete until something is blamed on the Obama Administration. Today's lead editorial meets the requirement by affixing blame for the Boone County school system's fiscal crisis on the president:

Don't blame Boone County school . . .

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June 05, 2016

Local favorite McKinley gets front-page coverage with another PR release

(Note -- I was away for a few days and then busier than I thought I'd be when I returned -- for the next few posts I'll be catching up on what I missed from last week. )

On Friday, both the morning and afternoon "newspapers" printed a front-page article about local representative David McKinley's appointment to . . .

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May 30, 2016

Catching up on the news

Some things never change

Locals back to printing McKinley PR releases as news

McKinley sponsors never-going-to-happen commission and, of course, gets front-page coverage

Thursday morning's front-page of the Intelligencer brought us a David McKinley public relations release disguised as a front-page story. The headline reads:

Rep. . . .

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April 18, 2016

Local "newspapers" celebrate "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week" (with update)

Updated February 20

Rep. David McKinley

Yesterday, both local "newspapers" carried an article detailing Representative David McKinley's views on replacing Justice Antonin Scalia despite the fact that what McKinley believes doesn't matter -- members of the House have no input on the matter.

In the article McKinley rehashed the . . .

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February 19, 2016

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