The Wheeling Alternative

Finally, someone calls out Capito on healthcare

The Gazette Mail catches on while the Intelligencer continues to ignore

From an editorial in this morning's Charleston Gazette Mail:

Many observers hoped that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is somewhat moderate, would rebel against her party in the Senate and save millions of Americans from losing care.

However, her office revealed last week that she will kill the ACA in a slightly . . .

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June 13, 2017

Upcoming event: Dissent and Nonviolence Training Workshop

This Wednesday at 6 PM

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Dissent and Nonviolence Training Workshop

  • Date: June 14, 2017

  • Time: 6:00 PM

  • Where: YWCA, 11th and Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV

  • Conducted by: American Friends Service Committee

  • Sponsored by: West Virginia American Civil Liberties Union and Marchers Ohio Valley Empowered

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June 13, 2017

Congressman McKinley in the news

"If it’s not one thing, it’s another"-- Congressman McKinley tells us that it's time to move on

This morning, Metro News reported that local congressman David McKinley believes that we are wasting time on distractions -- specifically, President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey:

McKinley believes . . .

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June 12, 2017

More on Senator Capito and Trumpcare

Capito apparently will abandon Medicaid (her only disagreement with her party is how long this will take)

Reading more on the senate health care proposal

It's being worked out in secret and it appears that it will be pushed through with little or no debate. Here is what Sarah Kliff at VoxCare wrote late yesterday:

Behind closed doors, Senate Republicans have worked out a path toward Obamacare repeal. The plans under . . .

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June 10, 2017

Is Senator Capito changing her tune on support for the Medicaid expansion?

(with important afternoon update)

On health care, Senator Shelley Moore Capito has consistently argued for continuing the Medicaid expansion instituted under Obamacare. As a result, political analysts usually put her on the list of Republican senators that would likely vote against a health care bill similar to the one passed by the House. Here, for example, is the senator on . . .

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June 09, 2017

The locals cover Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."

Covering the news

Editing out justification for the agreement

Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris . . .

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June 07, 2017

Did I miss anything?

Catching-up on a week's worth of "newspapers"

Our "newspapers" help the Republicans launch their 2018 election campaign

McKinley for Congress! (Wednesday)

Wednesday's papers brought the news that David McKinley will not challenge Joe Manchin for his senate seat but instead will seek reelection in 2018.

What that means for the local . . .

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June 04, 2017

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