The Wheeling Alternative

No bias here -- so please keep moving (with afternoon update)

Our morning “newspaper” continues its efforts to re-elect Senator Capito

Headlines are important. Frequently, it’s all that readers read.

Here’s the headline from The West Virginia Press Association:

U.S. Senators Capito, Manchin announce more than $7 Million in EDA Grants

From WDTV:

Senators Manchin and Capito announce more than $7.9 million for workforce and . . .

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November 12, 2019

Once again – little credit to teachers

Ogden's political reporter explains the Republican governor's loss in Kentucky

Steven Allen Adams discusses the Kentucky governor race in today's Wheeling papers:

First of all, let’s pop some balloons and rain on some parades. A few narratives are out there on why this happened. The first one was that teachers played a role in ousting Bevin.

Bevin ran afoul of teacher unions during his first term. . . .

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November 11, 2019

In his search for a sports venue where he will not be roundly booed, President Donald Trump announced earlier this week that he will be attending the LSU/Alabama football game this Saturday (with 4 updates)

Actions by clueless school administrators suggest that the booing of the president will be deafening (even in conservative Alabama)

From Sports Illustrated, earlier this afternoon:

The biggest college football showdown of the weekend will be between Alabama and LSU in Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon. However, the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama reportedly sent out a letter on Wednesday warning students that protesting President . . .

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November 06, 2019

What a coincidence!

Yesterday: Kentucky’s Republican governor loses. Today: Mitch McConnell becomes co-sponsor of a new miner pension bill

Last night, Kentucky’s incumbent Republican governor, Matt Bevins, was upset by Democrat Andy Beshear. Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), who has long prevented any vote on miner pensions has decided to co-sponsor new miner pension legislation with West Virginia’s two senators. According to WV News:

Joining . . .

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November 06, 2019

News from around the Web

Banning the NY Times, building a wall, gun auctions in schools

Fake news?

From the Washington Post:

The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news.

But when their . . .

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November 05, 2019

Senator Capito to attend "Save the Senate Retreat" this week

See if you can guess where it will be held

Here's the invitation

Silvrback blog image

The location is not listed in the invite. Where will it be held?

Trump's Washington D.C. hotel.

The cost?

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November 03, 2019

Our local congressman explains his vote on the impeachment inquiry

No surprises, here: McKinley simply repeats the Republican talking points

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer reports that all three of West Virginia’s representatives voted against the formal resolution to open impeachment hearings. In the article, local representative David McKinley once again quotes Alexander Hamilton to justify his opposition to impeachment:

“Our founding fathers never intended . . .

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November 01, 2019


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