April%204_large

The Wheeling Alternative

All Categories: wheeling newspapers(76) donald trump(69) war on coal(67) joe manchin(65) david mckinley(65) wheeling intelligencer(55) hillary clinton(55) coal(55) shelley moore capito(54) intelligencer editorial(54) mike myer(46) patrick morrisey(40) trump presidency(33) climate change(33) murray energy(32) news-register editorial(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) trumpcare(25) trump administration(25) wheeling intelligencer editorial(25) michael myer(23) wheeling news-register(23) gun control(22) wheeling news-register editorial(21) town hall meetings(21) jim justice(20) fracking(20) bill cole(20) don blankenship(19) wv legislature(17) obamacare(16) republican legislature(16) evan jenkins(15) sinclair broadcasting(14) intelligencer propaganda(13) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) wheeling newspaper ethics(12) wheeling newspaper biases(12) epa(12) charleston gazette-mail(11) ryan ferns(11) republican candidates(10) ogden newspapers(10) wv governor race(10) republican tax reform(10) umwa(10) wv drug problems(9) right-to-work(9) ethical journalism(9) koch(8) blankenship trial(8) alternative energy(8) gordon gee(8) republican presidential candidates(8) ogden newspaper hypocricy(8) john oliver(8) bernie sanders(8) morrisey(8) fox news(8) renewables(8) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(8) murray coal(8) wv supreme court judges(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) west virginians(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) doug reynolds(7) natural gas(7) wtov(7) vendetta(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) fox guarding hen house(6) clean power plan(6) bill johnson(6) coal ash(6) u.s. energy policy(6) mountaintop removal(6) medicaid(6) clean coal(6) intelligencer headlines(6) jeff kessler(6) pittsburgh pirates(6) it's all obama's fault(6) western coal(6) religious freedom bill(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) mac warner(5) trump criticism(5) west virginia state government(5) dumbest editorial award(5) ogden newspaper bias(5) republican senatorial primary(5) discrimination(5) wv taxes(5) fair and balanced(5) liberals(5) education(5) deathmatch(5) brent benjamin(5) polls(5) wv teachers(5) global warming(5) money in politics(5) blood on the mountain(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) rob portman(4) worst editorial of the year award(4) republican national convention(4) bob nutting(4) betsy devos(4) yesterday's news tomorrow(4) wv stereotype(4) political correctness(4) capito(4) darrell mcgraw(4) wv jobs(4) west virginia university(4) iran(4) mckinley(4) scalia replacement(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) peabody energy(4) drugs(4) fake news(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) news on the cheap(4) pro-trump coverage(4) west liberty university(4) coal wars(4) the onion(3) ted cruz(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) patrick buchanan(3) david zatezalo(3) misleading headlines(3) medicare(3) charlottesville(3) little blue run(3) racism(3) scott pruitt(3) teacher unions(3) china and west virginia(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) robin capehart(3) severance tax(3) executive action(3) trump budget(3) iraq(3) wilbur ross(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) wv aclu(3) jeff sessions(3) mitch mcconnell(3) wv flooding(3) astroturf(3) abortion(3) fact checking(3) most unethical editorial award(3) west virginia's future(3) pope francis(3) dreamers(3) wv republicans(3) msha(3) wtrf(2) sports betting(2) booth goodwin(2) united mine workers(2) ryan weld(2) russians and trump(2) miners protection act(2) ogden favorite(2) tpp(2) plagiarism(2) associated press(2) charleston gazette(2) west virginia legislature(2) michael flynn(2) 2017 summer recess(2) planned parenthood(2) popular posts(2) wv public broadcasting(2) alt right(2) sexual harassment(2) secretary of education(2) benghazi(2) west virginia stereotype(2) imperial president(2) cults(2) the iraq war(2) concealed carry(2) ferc(2) james van nostrand(2) omnibus funding bill(2) epipen(2) mass media(2) trump(2) ken ward jr(2) hilary clinton(2) james comey(2) wv mining disasters(2) west virginia republican party(2) trump tv(2) miner retirement(2) opioids(2) kellyanne conway(2) civility(2) american chemical council(2) fcc(1) immigration(1) death of newspaper(1) beth walker(1) football culture wars(1) stephen bannon(1) 2018 budget(1) keystone pipeline(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) kendra fershee(1) obama white house(1) obama's fault(1) alternate facts(1) william ihlenfeld(1) poverty porn(1) national debt(1) ethics(1) federal budget(1) buffalo creek(1) sexual assault(1) paris agreement(1) medical marijuana(1) tyler county(1) climate change denier(1) aclu(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) blake farenhold(1) new media(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) rant(1) democratic party(1) huckabee(1) internet service provider(1) heroin(1) blame obama(1) media matters(1) exxon(1) andrew wheeler(1) wv education(1) erickson(1) little blue(1) super pac(1) poverty(1) city of wheeling(1) 2017 awards(1) robert byrd(1) wv employers(1) john prine(1) hurricane harvey(1) west virginia history(1) flint(1) biased research(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) liberal blame(1) dumbest column award(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) chip(1) mccarthyism(1) 2018 elections(1) alec(1) rex tillerson(1) jack yost(1) anti-semitism(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) patriot coal(1) bill clinton(1) due process(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) paula swearengin(1) ethane storage(1) jared kushner(1) freedom of speech(1) martin luther king(1) mark curtis(1) water quality(1) mercatus center(1) pelosi quote(1) first energy(1) rewriting history(1) clean water bill(1) wvu(1) franking(1) climate change polls(1) trump foundation(1) sec(1) bishop bransfield(1) wheeling new-register editorial(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) test scores(1) public access(1) lng(1) trump supporters(1) environmental films(1) wv unemployment(1) nra(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) stereotypes(1) ethics committee(1) china(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) conspiracy theories(1) political cartoons(1) rick perry(1) alaska(1) events(1) mike pence(1) metronews poll(1) move(1) automation(1) tax rates(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) main studio rule(1) pat buchanan(1) third-party candidates(1) social security(1) west virginia economy(1) heather bresch(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) coal subsidies(1) al gore(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) black lung(1) air travel(1) wv democratic party(1) chris regan(1) wv board of education(1) teach for america(1) gil white(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) rush limbaugh(1) 2017 favorites(1) flag burning(1) john conyers(1) nobel peace prize(1) boris epshteyn(1) mepco(1) local sports coverage(1) barry goldwater(1) wind energy(1) west virginia health care(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) casey junkins(1) refugee crisis(1) stream protection rule(1) hurricane matthew(1) jeb bush(1) voter id(1) home

Attention Senator Ferns: Some teachers didn’t wait until November to remember

Please note how anti-union state senator Robert Karns (R – Upshur) got schooled earlier this week

West Virginia State Senator Robert Karns (R - Upshur) looked to be your basic garden variety of anti-union Republican. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail described him:

Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, has sparred with unions and voted for bills they oppose, such as the right-to-work bill or prevailing wage repeal in 2016.

Maybe Karnes was a bit . . .

Read More

May 12, 2018

Saving Senator Ferns (The Sequel)

Silvrback blog image

As part of their “Saving Senator Ryan” strategy, the Wheeling News-Register today published an op-ed by our local state senator, Republican Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. In the piece, Ferns explained how the legislature could have done so much if it hadn’t been for teacher raises:

While I know we were all thrilled to be able to provide these . . .

Read More

Posted in: ryan ferns

March 18, 2018

“School Could Be Out Indefinitely”

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 . . .

Read More

March 04, 2018

Saving Senator Ryan

Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves

Silvrback blog image

Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.

January 8

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, . . .

Read More

February 20, 2018

The local Sunday columns

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 . . .

Read More

September 25, 2017

A constitutional convention?

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 . . .

Read More

February 23, 2016

Sometimes no publicity is the best publicity (with evening update)

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 . . .

Read More

February 22, 2016

Archive

All Categories: wheeling newspapers(76) donald trump(69) war on coal(67) joe manchin(65) david mckinley(65) wheeling intelligencer(55) hillary clinton(55) coal(55) shelley moore capito(54) intelligencer editorial(54) mike myer(46) patrick morrisey(40) trump presidency(33) climate change(33) murray energy(32) news-register editorial(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) trumpcare(25) trump administration(25) wheeling intelligencer editorial(25) michael myer(23) wheeling news-register(23) gun control(22) wheeling news-register editorial(21) town hall meetings(21) jim justice(20) fracking(20) bill cole(20) don blankenship(19) wv legislature(17) obamacare(16) republican legislature(16) evan jenkins(15) sinclair broadcasting(14) intelligencer propaganda(13) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) wheeling newspaper ethics(12) wheeling newspaper biases(12) epa(12) charleston gazette-mail(11) ryan ferns(11) republican candidates(10) ogden newspapers(10) wv governor race(10) republican tax reform(10) umwa(10) wv drug problems(9) right-to-work(9) ethical journalism(9) koch(8) blankenship trial(8) alternative energy(8) gordon gee(8) republican presidential candidates(8) ogden newspaper hypocricy(8) john oliver(8) bernie sanders(8) morrisey(8) fox news(8) renewables(8) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(8) murray coal(8) wv supreme court judges(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) west virginians(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) doug reynolds(7) natural gas(7) wtov(7) vendetta(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) fox guarding hen house(6) clean power plan(6) bill johnson(6) coal ash(6) u.s. energy policy(6) mountaintop removal(6) medicaid(6) clean coal(6) intelligencer headlines(6) jeff kessler(6) pittsburgh pirates(6) it's all obama's fault(6) western coal(6) religious freedom bill(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) mac warner(5) trump criticism(5) west virginia state government(5) dumbest editorial award(5) ogden newspaper bias(5) republican senatorial primary(5) discrimination(5) wv taxes(5) fair and balanced(5) liberals(5) education(5) deathmatch(5) brent benjamin(5) polls(5) wv teachers(5) global warming(5) money in politics(5) blood on the mountain(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) rob portman(4) worst editorial of the year award(4) republican national convention(4) bob nutting(4) betsy devos(4) yesterday's news tomorrow(4) wv stereotype(4) political correctness(4) capito(4) darrell mcgraw(4) wv jobs(4) west virginia university(4) iran(4) mckinley(4) scalia replacement(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) peabody energy(4) drugs(4) fake news(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) news on the cheap(4) pro-trump coverage(4) west liberty university(4) coal wars(4) the onion(3) ted cruz(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) patrick buchanan(3) david zatezalo(3) misleading headlines(3) medicare(3) charlottesville(3) little blue run(3) racism(3) scott pruitt(3) teacher unions(3) china and west virginia(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) robin capehart(3) severance tax(3) executive action(3) trump budget(3) iraq(3) wilbur ross(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) wv aclu(3) jeff sessions(3) mitch mcconnell(3) wv flooding(3) astroturf(3) abortion(3) fact checking(3) most unethical editorial award(3) west virginia's future(3) pope francis(3) dreamers(3) wv republicans(3) msha(3) wtrf(2) sports betting(2) booth goodwin(2) united mine workers(2) ryan weld(2) russians and trump(2) miners protection act(2) ogden favorite(2) tpp(2) plagiarism(2) associated press(2) charleston gazette(2) west virginia legislature(2) michael flynn(2) 2017 summer recess(2) planned parenthood(2) popular posts(2) wv public broadcasting(2) alt right(2) sexual harassment(2) secretary of education(2) benghazi(2) west virginia stereotype(2) imperial president(2) cults(2) the iraq war(2) concealed carry(2) ferc(2) james van nostrand(2) omnibus funding bill(2) epipen(2) mass media(2) trump(2) ken ward jr(2) hilary clinton(2) james comey(2) wv mining disasters(2) west virginia republican party(2) trump tv(2) miner retirement(2) opioids(2) kellyanne conway(2) civility(2) american chemical council(2) fcc(1) immigration(1) death of newspaper(1) beth walker(1) football culture wars(1) stephen bannon(1) 2018 budget(1) keystone pipeline(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) kendra fershee(1) obama white house(1) obama's fault(1) alternate facts(1) william ihlenfeld(1) poverty porn(1) national debt(1) ethics(1) federal budget(1) buffalo creek(1) sexual assault(1) paris agreement(1) medical marijuana(1) tyler county(1) climate change denier(1) aclu(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) blake farenhold(1) new media(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) rant(1) democratic party(1) huckabee(1) internet service provider(1) heroin(1) blame obama(1) media matters(1) exxon(1) andrew wheeler(1) wv education(1) erickson(1) little blue(1) super pac(1) poverty(1) city of wheeling(1) 2017 awards(1) robert byrd(1) wv employers(1) john prine(1) hurricane harvey(1) west virginia history(1) flint(1) biased research(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) liberal blame(1) dumbest column award(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) chip(1) mccarthyism(1) 2018 elections(1) alec(1) rex tillerson(1) jack yost(1) anti-semitism(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) patriot coal(1) bill clinton(1) due process(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) paula swearengin(1) ethane storage(1) jared kushner(1) freedom of speech(1) martin luther king(1) mark curtis(1) water quality(1) mercatus center(1) pelosi quote(1) first energy(1) rewriting history(1) clean water bill(1) wvu(1) franking(1) climate change polls(1) trump foundation(1) sec(1) bishop bransfield(1) wheeling new-register editorial(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) test scores(1) public access(1) lng(1) trump supporters(1) environmental films(1) wv unemployment(1) nra(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) stereotypes(1) ethics committee(1) china(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) conspiracy theories(1) political cartoons(1) rick perry(1) alaska(1) events(1) mike pence(1) metronews poll(1) move(1) automation(1) tax rates(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) main studio rule(1) pat buchanan(1) third-party candidates(1) social security(1) west virginia economy(1) heather bresch(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) coal subsidies(1) al gore(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) black lung(1) air travel(1) wv democratic party(1) chris regan(1) wv board of education(1) teach for america(1) gil white(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) rush limbaugh(1) 2017 favorites(1) flag burning(1) john conyers(1) nobel peace prize(1) boris epshteyn(1) mepco(1) local sports coverage(1) barry goldwater(1) wind energy(1) west virginia health care(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) casey junkins(1) refugee crisis(1) stream protection rule(1) hurricane matthew(1) jeb bush(1) voter id(1) home