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WV legislature obviously oblivious to what's going on around them

NRA-backed proposal passes WV House of Delegates 85 - 14

From the Associated Press:

W.Va. House Backs Employee Guns in Locked Cars

The article explains:

West Virginia's House has voted 85-14 to let employees bring loaded guns to their workplaces as long as they are locked in their cars.

The bill, titled the "Business Liability Protection Act," now goes to the Senate.

Supporters say . . .

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February 28, 2018

Reading the weekend opinion sections

Mike Myer on marijuana and the "change everything" revolution

All of Sunday's column and half of Saturday's column is devoted to an attack upon the legislation that would permit the legalization of medical marijuana. In neither column is there any evidence. To make his case, Myer compares the growing use of medical marijuana . . .

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April 09, 2017

WV fracking news not being covered locally

Here are a couple of fracking stories found in some of the state's newspapers.

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gets rid of nuisance protection

Ken Ward Jr. reports in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Less than two weeks after taking office, Gov. Jim Justice’s administration quietly deleted permit language intended . . .

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February 12, 2017

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 10

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials

"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"

According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have suffered as a . . .

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September 14, 2016

What's currently the most important issue facing West Virginia?

(Hint -- judging by what some Republican legislators are saying, it doesn't appear to be jobs or flood relief)

Reporter Eric Eyre wrote in Wednesday morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

A Republican state senator is urging West Virginia lawmakers to take up a transgender “bathroom bill” as the No. 1 item on a special session agenda that places flood relief as the fourth — and last — measure on the same list.

Senator Robert Karnes (R - Upshur) . . .

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July 23, 2016

The Sunday opinion section carries Delegate Ryan Weld's op-ed piece

A new low?

Page C4 of the opinion section has a guest column by the House of Delegates member Ryan Weld (R, Brooke and Ohio). The title, "Democrats Obstructed Budget Solely for Politics," describes the first fourth of the column. The rest of the column is a personal attack on Senator Jack Yost.

The column purports to be about the recent West . . .

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June 26, 2016

Wanted: Republican who can stand up to liberal legislators and bureaucrats

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Today's Mike Myer' column in the Intelligencer laments that while a budget was finally passed by the legislature, it contained only a few budget cuts. Who did Myer blame for this lack of action on budget cuts? Republicans, who have a majority in both the Senate and the House of Delegates? Of course not, the word . . .

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June 18, 2016

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