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"Blood on the Mountain"

I first wrote about a soon-to-be-released documentary, "Blood on the Mountain," over a year ago. It's release, however, was delayed until later this month perhaps to include material about the Blankenship trial. Here's the description of the film from its homepage:

Blood on the Mountain is a searing . . .

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November 07, 2016

Reading the morning Intelligencer

10/6/2016

Big front-page news!

"Blankenship Plans Booklet Release"

This is the top story on this morning's front page. (A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on Florida but it could only make it to page 5.) Okay, the story does have interest for some West Virginian's. Still, someone needs to . . .

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October 06, 2016

Should we be worried that coal executives might be at risk?

Last week the Intelligencer carried the AP story that three state coal associations (including West Virginia's) were concerned that their CEOs could be exposed to criminal charges as a result of the Blankenship decision. From "Coal Groups Worry CEOs Are at Risk":

Coal industry groups from three states are arguing . . .

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July 15, 2016

Propagandizing for Benjamin

Just doing their job

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It's a Brent Benjamin Weekend!

As we get closer to West Virginia's election in May we are bound to read more and more about Judge Brent Benjamin. (He's a local "newspaper" favorite!) Yesterday's and today's "newspapers" got us off to a good start.

The Saturday Myer Column

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March 27, 2016

"King of Coal"

"60 Minutes" does its lead story on Don Blankenship

In case you missed it, here's the link to the "60 Minutes" story on Don Blankenship aired earlier this evening.

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March 06, 2016

Blankenship decision follow-up

Local "newspapers" eventually cover decision

After the yesterday morning's Intelligencer did not cover the decision, the Friday afternoon News-Register covered (for some reason this is not available online) the Blankenship court decision with parts of an AP report. About 30% of the AP report was dropped including the . . .

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December 05, 2015

Don Blankenship leaves his mark on WV politics

Gazette-Mail investigative piece explains how this happened

This past Sunday the Gazette-Mail ran a very detailed front-page investigation by David Gutman into the influence that Don Blankenship's aides have had on recent state politics:

There is no record of Blankenship making any political donations in West Virginia in 2014, and Republicans made unprecedented gains — winning the . . .

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September 29, 2015

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