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"After Coal"

A documentary about WV's future?

From the homepage of the documentary "After Coal":

What happens when fossil fuels run out? "After Coal" profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.

This hour long documentary brings viewers to the front lines of the transition away . . .

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August 15, 2016

The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy

Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!

Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider

In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:

1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.

In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .

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August 14, 2016

Trump and jobs for coal miners

Trump's Monday energy speech

Yesterday's local "newspapers" used an AP report to cover candidate Trump's energy address. Consequently, they missed his comments about reviving the coal industry. (That, or they're saving them for a later editorial.) Other newspapers did cover them. Here is what the Wall Street . . .

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August 10, 2016

The News-Register doesn't understand what a fact checker does

Given their attitude toward facts, is this surprising?

This afternoon's lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register takes the AP fact checker to task for (how can I delicately put this?) actually checking the facts. Here is how the editorial begins:

One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of . . .

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August 09, 2016

Our award-winning "newspapers"

This morning's front page of the Wheeling News-Register tells us that our two Wheeling "newspapers" won 17 awards in the 2016 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Some of the awards that they won would be more important to those in the newspaper business than to the reading public -- advertising awards for . . .

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August 07, 2016

AARP and ALEC

Even if you're not fifty yet, this ought to bother you

I understand they still do it -- when you turn fifty the AARP (it used to stand for American Association of Retired Persons but that appears to have been dropped in favor of "real possibilities") will send you an invitation to join their organization. (I've always wondered how they know your age.) Their sales pitch for joining . . .

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August 05, 2016

Covering/not covering climate change

On Tuesday the Associated Press did a major story on a recent report by NOAA on climate change:

Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet.

Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record . The new . . .

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August 04, 2016

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