The Wheeling Alternative

A visual representation of the responsiveness of West Virginia's representatives

The House is on break this week -- here's a map of the town halls scheduled for West Virginia

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May 09, 2017

The future of coal in West Virginia

A couple of times a week I check a Google search page for "coal" that sometimes leads to items for "coal news" on this blog. The search is wide and sometimes gets false hits (coal in Christmas stockings) but I've found that its often a good barometer of what is being said about coal on the Web. While the new Trump . . .

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May 08, 2017

What's Congressman McKinley been doing?

Other than publicly defending Trumpcare

Proposing legislation that won't go anywhere

According to McKinley's website:

Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), and Mike Doyle (PA-14) introduced legislation that promotes clean energy by advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology and increasing accountability at the . . .

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May 06, 2017

Senator Joe in the news

Manchin and Trumpcare

Senator Manchin was interviewed last night by Politico and had some things to say about the health care package passed yesterday by the House:

Saying Obamacare had helped treat people addicted to opioids and extended insurance coverage to 20 million people, Manchin said he has warned Trump that the . . .

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May 05, 2017

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 21

Two separate editorials -- I think they really miss her

If you read this blog last year, you recognize the title on this post. For new readers, last year our local "newspapers" attacked the Democratic candidate for president on an almost daily basis and I created this blog category to keep track of some of their more atrocious attacks. Why are they returning to Hillary? While I'm not . . .

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May 04, 2017

House votes to repeal and replace Obamacare

Local representative McKinley votes "yes" and defends the legislation (with updates)

With the support of most Republicans and no Democrats, the House of Representatives voted earlier today to repeal Obamacare and replace it with what will likely come to be called Trumpcare. Local congressman, David McKinley, along with the state's other representatives, are among the 217 who voted in favor of the legislation. (The New . . .

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May 04, 2017

Ogden's use of headlines

The importance of the headline

There are number of studies that have concluded that a majority of news consumers don't read anything beyond the headline. For instance, the Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute tells us that:

roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done . . .

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May 03, 2017

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