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An AP story you won't see in the Wheeling "newspapers"

From the AP: "Feeling the Heat: Earth in July Was Hottest Month on Record"

Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

West Virginia . . .

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August 21, 2015

Funding community programs to fight heroin

Blame (but no praise) for the White House

Earlier in the week the federal government announced grants for community programs to combat the increased use of heroin. As reported by WTRF and a number of other West Virginia media outlets:

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) granted additional funding for West Virginia’s designated High Intensity . . .

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August 20, 2015

I'll ask again -- which side are you on, Intelligencer?

I have argued (most recently here) that the Intelligencer is not pro-coal, it's pro-coal owner. Pro-coal would mean that you cared about coal miners as something more than troops in the "war on coal." Being pro-coal owner places emphasis on maximizing profits regardless of what happens to the workers. Here is a screen shot of . . .

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August 18, 2015

Murray Energy's Columbian coal purchase - some additional information

Worker's rights?

Here is Casey Junkins take on Murray Energy's purchase of a Columbian coal company from Goldman Sachs in this morning's Intelligencer:

Even though the coal will be mined in South America, a West Virginia Coal Association official believes Murray Energy Corp.'s purchase of Colombia Natural Resources will benefit local . . .

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August 17, 2015

A personal note -- the joy of air travel

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(AP photo of BWI)

Skip this if you saw it on the news or if it's likely to cause a horrible flashback of one of your own similar travel experiences.

I was scheduled to fly into Pittsburgh's airport around noon on Saturday. My Southwest connecting flight had gotten me to BWI (Baltimore) on time and our . . .

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August 17, 2015

Natural gas and the clean power plan

More "fair and balanced" front-page news from the Intelligencer

Are we sure Robert Murray (or one of his assistants) isn't writing the front-page stories and editorials for the Intelligencer?

The title for Saturday's anti-Obama, pro-coal-owner editorial in the Intelligencer was "Stop Obama Power Grab." Regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers" probably know that . . .

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August 10, 2015

They're out to get us, but "we let them get away with it"-- Myer mails in another column

Saturday's Michael Myer column, "We Let Them Get Away With It," is ostensibly about Senator Capito's bill to limit the EPA actions on coal but it's just another predictable attack on liberals with the usual suspects and the same lack of developed arguments.

The column's targets include the president and . . .

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August 10, 2015

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