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Repeat and repeat

The Intelligencer works from the premise that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true

Here we go again on coal ash

In today's column about the politicians who may be running for governor of West Virginia in 2016, Michael Myer once again asserts that Representative David McKinley has personally forced the EPA to back down:

McKinley has fought the president tooth and nail, scoring one of the few victories against Obama in . . .

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May 09, 2015

Go get 'em, Joe

Senator Manchin on the Texas paranoia/craziness

Senator Joe Manchin was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show today. He was asked about the upcoming military training exercise in Texas and how that state was reacting to it:

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May 06, 2015

Odds and ends from around the Web

Fossil Fuel News

Yesterday's New York Times tells us: "Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water:"

An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published on Monday.

The paper, . . .

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May 05, 2015

Shorter version of today's Intelligencer editorial: "We weren't there but that won't stop us from making up stuff."

It's a follow-up editorial to yesterday's front-page "fair and balanced" story about the WL Faculty Senate meeting.

Today's editorial continues where yesterday's front page editorializing left off (see post below). It begins:

How much control over discussion of ideas for West Liberty University's future are . . .

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May 02, 2015

Photo arrives too late to accompany "fair and balanced" headline in morning Intelligencer

Here's the headline above the Intelligencer's front page article about yesterday's West Liberty Faculty Senate's "no confidence" vote for chief financial officer, Jack Wright :

Faculty Senate Has New Target

Here's the photo:

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Note -- the Intelligencer does deserve kudos for not using the word . . .

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April 30, 2015

Morrisey watch 7

Surprise, surprise -- the Senior Vice-President of the West Virginia Coal Association praises Morrisey

Chris Hamilton, who is "Senior Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association; chairman of the WV Business & Industry Council and member of the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health & Safety and West Virginia Diesel Commission,"has written an op-ed piece featured in the Logan Banner and the Charleston Daily Mail that . . .

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April 29, 2015

Coal mining

Mountaintop removal and some history

Documenting mountaintop removal

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iLoveMountains.org is an invaluable resource if you care about the Appalachian mountains and what mountaintop removal is doing to them. The site is up with a new resource (with an interactive map) called "Communities at risk from mountaintop removal."

For years, it was impossible to track the spread . . .

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April 28, 2015

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