The Wheeling Alternative

How’s that West Virginia economy doing?

A look at CNBC's “Best States” and other recent economic surveys

Since 2007, business channel CNBC has compiled, using various economic indicators, a “best states for business” survey. Over the years, I’ve followed that survey and when I began blogging in 2014, I started summarizing the state’s rankings to see how the rankings changed as the state’s politics swung from conservative Democratic to . . .

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July 14, 2024

From bad to worse?

Updating the continuing decline of the Monday Wheeling Intelligencer

The front page

Today’s top story:

New Speech Therapy Device at WLU Is ‘Lighting the Way’

This top-of-the-page article is about West Liberty University’s Speech and Hearing Behavioral Health Clinic acquiring a rehabilitation device to aid its work with speech therapy and dementia patients. It is an . . .

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July 08, 2024

Bipartisan Joe for President!

Of what?

Manchin giving money to Republicans!

From West Virginia’s independent senator:

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June 25, 2024

We have a new clubhouse leader in the “2024 Dumbest X (formerly Twitter) Post by a West Virginia Politician” category

Update: A recent post by Riley Moore replaces an earlier one by Mike Stuart on Biden and Ginsburg

Previously, the 2024 leader in the "Dumbest X Post by a WV Politician" was WV state senator and attorney general candidate, Mike Stuart, who retweeted a post from a satiric site which claimed that President Biden had called for Justice Ginsburg’s retirement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado could not remove Donald . . .

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June 23, 2024

More poop from WTOV-9

Our local Steubenville Broadcasting station continues to print and air Sinclair’s anti-Biden propaganda

As a follow-up to last week’s post on Sinclair Broadcasting’s anti-Biden propaganda (see previous post), Judd Legum is out with another Sinclair article which examines the source (the Republican National Committee) for Sinclair's anti-Biden articles and coverage and the extent to which that source distorts news reports. As Legum notes:

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June 18, 2024

WTOV Steubenville is just following orders

Dropping all pretense of objectivity and fairness, Sinclair Broadcasting’s WTOV-9 recently attacked President Biden’s fitness for office with a questionable Wall Street Journal report

Once again, local station WTOV Steubenville conformed to Sinclair Broadcasting’s rightwing bias by airing a Sinclair-scripted segment on President Biden's supposed mental decline. Earlier today, investigative reporters Judd Legum and Aaron Rupar documented here how Sinclair’s local stations were required to run the same news segment -- a . . .

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June 11, 2024

Breaking news: Senator Joe Manchin announces he has left the Democratic Party

(I need to pay closer attention to the news -- I thought he did this years ago!)

From WV's senior senator:

An interesting move given the previous speculation that had it that the Democratic . . .

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May 31, 2024

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