With pictures of Ryan Ferns and Robin Capehart
The accompanying pictures explain a lot
This morning’s top-of-the-front-page story in the Wheeling News-Register is, of course, the West Virginia teachers strike which looks like it may continue. Under the headline are two pictures which probably say more to answer the “why” of the school strike than the 700 words that follow.
One of the . . .
Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves
Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.
A front page article on January 8 tells us that
Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board
In the article, Ferns makes an interesting admission:
Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, . . .
Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?
Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"
When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:
Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .
More mischief from the WV Senate
The West Virginia Senate today called for a constitutional convention. According to the Gazette-Mail:
The resolution passed by the Senate (SCR 10) calls for a constitutional convention to limit the power of the federal government, to limit federal spending and for term limits on members of Congress.
The vote was strictly along party . . .
Ryan Ferns and "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week"
I noted on Friday that it appeared that our local "newspapers" were celebrating "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week." As of this morning, the papers have covered Capito, McKinley, and Morissey but have ignored their favorite state senator, Ryan Ferns. Ferns has been making news but my hunch is that it doesn't lend . . .
Do our local "newspapers" know that the legislature is in session?
House approves religious exemption bill
The AP is reporting:
A West Virginia religious-exemptions bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination has cleared the Republican-led House of Delegates.
Approved by Thursday's 72-26 vote, the proposal would let people cite religious objections to state actions in certain court . . .
Drug testing is back
This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that the legislature is looking at drug testing for welfare recipients:
The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced legislation (SB 6) Tuesday that would mandate drug testing for about 2,000 adults who receive welfare benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy . . .